WASHINGTON - The Georgetown field hockey team closed out the regular season Saturday evening under the lights at Cooper Field against La Salle. The Hoyas won in the season finale, 5-4, scoring four of their five goals in the first half. GU finished the season 9-10 overall and 1-6 in the BIG EAST Conference.
The last time that Georgetown finished its season with nine wins was in 2002.
The Hoyas came out strong in the first half, attempting two shots until freshman forward Nell Van Schaack (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) scored the first goal of the game at 3:52 off of a rebound in the middle.
La Salle evened the score, 1-1, but not for long when Georgetown capitalized on a penalty corner opportunity. Freshman back Anna Farley (Bel Air, Md./Bel Air) sent the ball in and sophomore midfielder Michaela Bruno (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) stopped it. She left it to junior midfielder Helena Masiello (East Greenbush, N.Y./Columbia) to fire in the cage to take the lead again.
The Blue & Gray had back-to-back goals as freshman forward Ali Cronin (Hershey, Pa./Hershey) passed the ball to freshman forward Cami Osborne (Newtown Square, Pa./Academy of Notre Dame de Namur) who scored her 12th goal of the season. Osborne is ranked fifth in the BIG EAST for most goals this season and is the second person in Hoyas history to tally 12 goals in a season.
As the Explorers followed up with a goal, GU answered with another goal. Senior midfielder Joanna Hawkins (Emmaus, Pa./Emmaus) found a shot off a rebound within the circle, advancing the Hoyas, 4-2. Shortly after, La Salle followed with a goal.
La Salle tied the game early on in the second half, making the score 4-4.
Van Schaack scored the final goal of the game at 50:53, her second goal of the game off, of a rebound, giving the Hoyas the lead again, 5-4.
The Hoyas outshot the Explorers, 29-12, and had the advantage on penalty corners, 15, to La Salle's 3. Junior goalkeeper Chloe Verwiel (New Hope, Pa./New Hope-Solebury) took the victory in the cage with 16 saves while Emma Provost tallied four saves.