Oct. 18, 2012
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University's women's field hockey team (2-14, 0-4) plays its final home game this Friday, October 19, at 3 p.m. The Hoyas host No. 3 ranked Syracuse (13-1; 4-0) at University of Maryland's Field Hockey Complex in College Park, Md. It will mark the final home game for Georgetown's 10 seniors.
Last weekend Georgetown dropped two road contests. The Hoyas recorded a 4-1 loss at No. 4 Connecticut and fell 6-0 at Fairfield. Senior Annie Wilson (Darien, Conn./Darien) notched GU's only goal of the weekend. Senior goalkeeper Briana Pereira (Medford, N.J./Shawnee) set a new career high at UConn making 17 saves. Pereira has 106 saves in 2012 and ranks first in the BIG EAST for saves per game, averaging 6.62, which is also good for 22nd nationally.
Continuing to lead the Hoyas offensively is Wilson who is the team leader in points, goals and assists. She had a three game goal scoring streak snapped in the Fairfield loss. Four seniors rank in Georgetown's top five for points. Wilson's 15 points is followed by Catherine Shugrue's (Devon, Pa./Episcopal Academy) eight, Kimberly Keating's (Bryn Mawr, Pa./Merion Mercy Academy) six and Claire Mittermiller's (La Jolla, Calif./La Jolla) five. Freshman Emily Weinberg (Shaker Heights, Ohio/Hathaway Brown) is fifth with four.
Syracuse and Georgetown have played each other 11 times with the Orange winning all 11. Last year GU fell at SU 11-1. Shugrue netted GU's lone score.
Syracuse started the year on a 12 game winning streak before losing to UMass, 2-1, last Thursday. The Orange bounced back by defeating Stanford the following day, 4-1. SU held the nation's number one ranking for three weeks before falling to number three after the UMass loss.