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Princeton Stuns Penn in Overtime to Advance to the Women's Lacrosse Tournament Title Game

Princeton's Jaci Gassaway
Princeton's Jaci Gassaway

Portions courtesy of Princeton Athletic Communications

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PHILADELPHIA -- Penn and Princeton gave the crowd at Franklin Field an Ivy League Women's Lacrosse Tournament first -- overtime.

The second semifinal of the day did not disappoint as Princeton pulled the day's second upset, topping top-seed and host Penn 10-8 in overtime to earn a date with Harvard in the championship game of the 2011 Ivy League Women's Lacrosse Tournament.

The two teams will meet at Franklin Field Sunday, May 8 at 1 p.m. in a game televised live on CBS Sports Network beginning. with Jason Knapp will be calling the action and Sheehan Stanwick Burch providing the analysis.

Jaci Gassaway was the star for the Tigers in the upset win. The sophomore attack started and ended the scoring for Princeton, popping the nets four times, including the two in overtime, in the victory.

Princeton won the first draw control of overtime and would hang on to the ball until there was just about 40 seconds left. Sophomore Charlotte Davis ran around the back of the cage and passed off to Gassaway who was left wide open on the doorstep and she buried the goal.

Senior Lizzy Drumm would win the ensuing draw control once again and Princeton didn't hesitate to shoot the ball as junior Sam Ellis sailed the ball from behind the net in front to Gassaway who put it away with six seconds left before the teams would change ends.

Barb Previ would win the draw and the Tigers played catch with the ball. Penn pressured hard to try to force a turnover but instead drew five fouls. Princeton would have possession as the clock expired and the Tiger bench flooded the field in celebration.