Field Hockey Triumphs in Poor Conditions to Beat Providence in Season Finale
Oct. 29, 2011
The Georgetown University field hockey team (3-15, 1-5 BIG EAST) overcame wet conditions to defeat Providence (4-14, 1-5 BIG EAST) in a thrilling 3-2 overtime victory. Charlotte Tierney (Rye, N.Y./Holy Child) scored two goals, including the game winner.The game was moved from 1 p.m. to noon to avoid the worst of a Northeast storm. In cold and rainy conditions, Tierney struck first on a breakaway pass from Catherine Shugrue (Devon, Pa./Episcopal Academy). The Friars fired back just two minutes later off a penalty corner. With the score tied 1-1 at the beginning of the second half, the Hoyas saw a strong performance from freshman goalie Kelly Mosser (Fairfield, N.J./West Essex), in her first career start. Mosser had several pivotal saves for Georgetown on Providence penalty corners. "Kelly played really well in her first start," said Head Coach Tiffany Marsh. "She played a very composed game for us; she kept us stable in the 2nd half." Later in the second half, Caitlin Hickey (Milton, Mass./Milton Academy) converted on a deflected penalty corner from Laura Thistle (Glenside Pa./Mount Saint Joseph Academy). The goal marked the second on the season for Hickey. Thistle's assist made her the leader in assists for the Hoyas on the 2011 season. Providence charged back on a penalty corner to even the score to 2-2 with twelve minutes left in regulation. The Friars nearly won the game late in the second half, but Katy Wingo recorded her second consecutive save in two games on a Providence penalty corner. "Katy read the shot right and got to the ball immediately, said Marsh." "She has been getting better all season at reading penalty corners, and today she really shined." With the score still 2-2 after 70 minutes, the contest went into overtime. Once again, Tierney made the right cut across the penalty circle. She timed her run with a pass from Annie Wilson (Darien, Conn./Darien), and fired a shot into the upper-right corner of the net for the win. "Charlotte did a great job converting on her opportunities today," said Marsh. "I'm glad she found her rhythm to end the season on a high note."