Oct. 10, 2013
WASHINGTON – The Georgetown field hockey squad (2-10, 0-3 BIG EAST) travels to Piscataway, N.J. to take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (7-5, 1-2 BIG EAST) in a BIG EAST matchup on Sat., Oct. 12 at 1 p.m. The Saturday contest is the only game for the Hoyas this weekend.
Georgetown lost last Fri., Oct. 4 to Saint Francis in a close matchup, 3-2, and on Sun., Oct. 6 at BIG EAST opponent Old Dominion, 7-0.
Georgetown is led by sophomore forward Sarah Butterfield (Bridgewater, N.J./Oak Knoll) who leads the team with 13 points on six goals and one assist. Her six goals rank ninth among all players in the BIG EAST this year. Butterfield has been named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll two times this season. Seven different Hoyas have a goal on the season and eleven women have at least a goal or an assist.
Butterfield has 12 shot attempts this season, 10 of which are on goal for a .883 SOG%. Sophomore midfielder Emily Weinberg (Shaker Heights, Ohio/Hathaway Brown) has 21 shots on the season to go along with her two goals and one assist; eight of her shots have been on goal this season.
GU freshman goalie Rosalie Nolen (West Chester, Pa./Reed Henderson) has started all 12 games in net for the Hoyas and leads the BIG EAST with 98 saves.
Every position player has seen action this season for the Hoyas. Butterfield, Weinberg, Nolen, freshman midfielder Maria McDonald (Center Valley, Pa./Southern Lehigh), sophomore midfielder Louise Chakejian (Chester Springs, Pa./The Episcopal Academy), freshman back Hailey Vann (Yorktown, Va./Tabb) and junior back Elizabeth Mueller (St. Louis, Mo./MICDS) have started all 12 games for Georgetown this season.
Junior forward Molly Denzel (Sunnyvale, Calif./St. Francis), freshman forward Aliyah Graves (Harrisburg, Pa./Harrisburg Academy), freshman midfielder Devin Holmes (Fleetville, Pa./Wyoming Seminary), senior forward Katie Dempsey (Bryn Mawr, Pa./Country Day School of the Sacred Heart) and sophomore midfielder Taylor Craig (New Canaan, Conn./Choate Rosemary Hall) have seen action in every game this year for Georgetown.
The Hoyas are 2-3 in their last five games, but 0-5 on the road this season.
Rutgers has won their last four contests. Their most recent win was a 4-3 overtime victory over Monmouth at home on Wed., Oct. 9; freshman forward Rachel Yaney scored the game-winning overtime goal, which was her second of the game and fourth goal of the season.
Junior midfielder Sophie Wright leads Rutgers with six goals and one assist for 13 points. She scored the first goal of the game in Rutgers’ win over Monmouth. Nine Scarlet Knights have scored a goal on the season, eight of whom have scored at least two goals. Freshman midfielder Ashpal Bhogal and senior forward Lisa Patrone each lead the team with five assists.
Georgetown at Rutgers starts at 1 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 12.