Sophomore Kristen Volpe scored the lone goal in today's 3-1 loss to Virginia Commonwealth.
Sept. 2, 2007
College Park, Md. - The Georgetown University field hockey team dropped a 3-1 non-league decision to visiting Virginia Commonwealth on Sunday afternoon. The Hoyas fell to 1-3 on the year.
VCU held a 1-0 lead at intermission before the Hoyas tied the game at 1-1 with 20 minutes to go in regulation. The Rams tallied the game's final two games in a five minute span to improve its record to 2-1.
VCU scored unassisted at the 22:54 mark of the first period. Freshman Rosan van Elijkelenburg took control of the ball after a Hoya turnover in front of the Ram bench. van Elijkelenburg advanced towards the net uncontested and beat the GU goalie from 15 yards out.
The Hoyas evened the score at 1-1 with 20:21 to go in the second half. Off a penalty corner, Kristin Twomey (Larchmont, N.Y./School of the Holy Child) ripped towards the goal that was blocked by Laura Baker, who entered the game to start the second half. The ball caromed off a body to the stick of Micaela O'Toole (Alexandria, Va./St. Stephen's and St. Agnes) who one-timed a pass to sophomore Kristen Volpe (Pennington, N.J./Hopewell Valley Central) who netted her first goal of the season.
Five minutes later, the Rams regained the lead. Georgetown turned the ball over deep in the own end. VCU's Jenna Harris track the ball down near the sideline and neatly placed a cross to the front of the net where Merel Kroon knocked in the go ahead goal for a 2-1 Ram advantage.
VCU took a 3-1 lead at the 7:29 mark. After a restart on the right side of the circle, Nikki Hollibaugh sent a pass toward the center of the net that Jenna Harris was able to tip into the goal for a two-goal lead.
Georgetown held a 9-4 advantage in penalty corners but VCU outshot GU, 12-7.
"The team started off and ended with a high level of intensity," Interim Head Coach Tiffany Marsh said. "Now we need to focus on maintaining that level of intensity throughout the entire game. The spurts of intensity we do see are very encouraging. You have to give them [VCU] credit, they played with a lot of momentum the whole time."
The Hoyas will return to the field again on Saturday, September 8 traveling to Lehigh University for a noon start.
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