Lock Haven Defeats Georgetown in First Road Game of 2013
Sep 8, 2013
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown Hoyas (0-4) traveled to Lock Haven, Pa. to play the Lock Haven Lady Eagles (3-1) for a noon start on Sunday, Sept. 8 in their first road contest of the 2013. The Hoyas lost the game by a final score of 5-0.
Lock Haven got an early jump on the Hoyas on Sunday afternoon a minute and a half into the Hoyas’ first road game of the season when Lock Haven senior back Kelly Harsh assisted on a goal scored by sophomore back Stephanie Ebersole, her first goal of the season.
Lack Haven back Kelly Harsh followed up her assist with a goal of her own, stretching the Lady Eagles lead to 2-0. Hoya goalie Rosalie Nolen made a great save on the initial shot but Harsh ended up knocking in her own rebound near the post less than three minutes into the game.
The Lady Eagles added to their lead 10:45 in the game when junior forward Nakira Downes scored her first goal the season on a backhand shot to the far post. Sophomore Brittney Hickernell assisted Downes on the goal when she slotted the ball into the circle. The shot was just out of the reach of goalkeeper Rosalie Nolen’s range.
Georgetown got a great scoring opportunity 21:04 into the game when sophomore midfielder Emily Weinberg took a shot that was ultimately saved by starting Lock Haven goaltender Elaina White.
Lock Haven added their fourth goal of the contest twenty-five minutes into the game when sophomore Rachel Valentine scored on a goal assisted by sophomore Brittany Predmore. Lock led 4-0 at halftime.
Lady Eagle Kelly Harsh notched her second goal of the afternoon when she scored on a penalty stroke 16:27 into the second half, pushing the Lock Haven lead to 5-0.
Lock Haven made a change at goalkeeper when sophomore Maddie Wagenfield replaced Elaina White with 11:39 remaining in the game.
The Hoyas got three scoring opportunities in less than a minute with less than ten minutes to play in the match. Emily Weinberg, Maria McDonald, and Aliyah Graves each had one of the opportunities.
Georgetown’s defense stepped up in the second half. After allowing four goals in the first half, the Hoyas only allowed one goal in the second half. The lone second half goal came on a penalty stroke. Rosalie Nolen made three saves in the final half of the game and eight on the day. The Blue & Gray also blocked three shots in the second half.
Rosalie Nolen played all 70 minutes for the Hoyas in goal; she has started all four of Georgetown’s contests.
The Hoyas’ next game is Fri., Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. when they play the Lehigh University Mountain Hawks at the Ulrich Sports Complex in Bethlehem, Pa.