Hoyas Host No. 16 Louisville, Saint Louis
Sept. 26, 2013
Last weekend, the Hoyas lost at Providence on Fri., Sept. 20 in their first BIG EAST Conference game of 2013, 5-0. Georgetown then defeated Holy Cross, 2-1, the following Sunday after returning home from a four-game road stretch.
Sophomores Callie Hiner, a defenseman, (Westport, Conn./Staples) and Emily Weinberg, a midfielder, (Shaker Heights, Ohio/Hathaway Brown) each scored their first goals of the seasons in the win with Molly Thompson and Hailey Vann each tallying an assist on the respective goals.
Four different Hoyas have scored this season. Sophomore forward Sarah Butterfield (Bridgewater, N.J./Oak Knoll), who was named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll earlier in the season, leads the team with three goals and six points. Freshman midfielder Maria McDonald (Center Valley, Pa./Southern Lehigh), Emily Weinberg and Callie Hiner each have one goal.
Freshman forward Aliyah Graves (Harrisburg, Pa./Harrisburg Academy) leads the team with two assists followed by junior forward Molly Denzel (Sunnyvale, Calif./St. Francis), freshman back Hailey Vann (Yorktown, Va./Tabb) and forward freshman Molly Thompson (Ann Arbor, Mich./Ann Arbor Pioneer), who each have one.
Eight different Hoyas have points on the season.
Freshman goalie Rosalie Nolen secured her first win of the season over Holy Cross when she only allowed one goal which came less than 14 minutes into the game. Nolen and the Hoyas’ defense, led by backs Callie Hiner, Hailey Vann and Elizabeth Mueller (St. Louis, Mo./MICDS) held the Crusaders scoreless for the next 56 minutes. Nolen’s 66 saves on the season lead the BIG EAST Conference.
Georgetown hosts Louisville this Sat., Sept 28 at 1 p.m. at the University of Maryland’s Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex in College Park, Md.
The Hoyas lost to Louisville last year on the road, 4-2. Georgetown built an early lead, but then the Cardinals scored four unanswered goals.
This season Louisville Cardinals are off to a 6-2 start. They are ranked 16th in the nation by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA).
Last weekend, the Cardinals defeated Old Dominion in overtime, 3-2, and Northeastern, 2-1.
Louisville’s junior back Alyssa Voelmle leads the squad with five goals, 10 points and 17 shot attempts. Freshman forward Shannon Sloss and senior forward Erin Schneidtmiller are tied for second on the team with four goals and one assist (nine points).
A total of 11 different Cardinals have a scored a goal this year and 15 of their 22 players, excluding their two goal keepers, have tallied at least one point via a goal or assist this season.
Louisville sophomore goalie Sydney King has started all eight games and played every minute in goal for the Cardinals with a 1.37 goal per game average.
The Hoyas then host the Saint Louis Billikens on Sun., Sept 29 at the University of Maryland’s Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex at 6 p.m.
The Blue & Gray defeated Saint Louis last year in Missouri, 4-1. Current sophomore midfielder Meghan Murphy (Walpole, Mass./Walpole), then a freshman, scored one of the four goals last season in the win.
The Billikens lost last Fri., Sept. 20 to Bryant, 3-2 but then won on Sun., Sept. 22 against Ball State, 4-2. Both Georgetown and Saint Louis captured their first win at home this past Sunday.
Saint Louis plays at Liberty on Fri., Sept. 27 before traveling to College Park, Md. to play Georgetown on Sunday for the 6 p.m. start.
Junior forward Faith Mackin leads Saint Louis with six points in the form of two goals and two assists. Senior midfielder Megan Rogers trails Mackin with two goals and one assist for five points. Rogers leads the team with an astounding 30 shot attempts, while the rest of the team has 42 shots together.
The Billikens have scored a total of nine goals this season by six different players.
Saint Louis goal keeper Megan Deprew-Brady has received all the decisions in net this year for the Billikens. She has a 4.93 goals against average while giving up 33 total goals over the span of eight games.