Oct. 25, 2012
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University's women's field hockey team (2-15, 0-5) concludes its 2012 season this weekend with contests at Villanova (6-12, 1-4) and at No. 11 Lafayette (13-1). The Hoyas take on BIG EAST foe Villanova on Friday, October 26, at 7 p.m. and finish the year on Sunday, October 28, with a 12 noon game at Lafayette.
The Hoyas last saw action on Friday, October 19, when they lost to No. 3 Syracuse, 7-2. Annie Wilson (Darien, Conn./Darien) and Caitlin Hickey (Milton, Mass./Milton Academy) scored for GU. Georgetown played a strong second half, holding the Orange to just two scores as GU goalkeeper Briana Pereira (Medford, N.J./Shawnee) made six saves, giving her 14 on the day.
Wilson set a new career high in single season goals when she netted her team leading sixth against SU. She now has 18 goals in her career. Wilson leads Georgetown in points and assists as well with 17 and five respectively. Hickey's goal against Syracuse marked the 10th different Hoya to score a goal this season.
Seven Hoyas hail from the Pennsylvania area and will be making a homecoming with the games at Villanova and Lafayette. Seniors Catherine Shugrue (Devon, Pa./Episcopal Academy), Laura Thistle (Philadelphia, Pa./Mount Saint Joseph Academy), Kimberly Keating (Bryn Mawr, Pa./Merion Mercy Academy) and Molly McShea (Strafford, Pa./Villa Maria Academy) will all play their final games in the Blue and Gray in their home state. . Also joining the seniors in their home state of Pennsylvania will be junior Katie Dempsey (Bryn Mawr, Pa./Country Day School of the Sacred Heart), sophomore Brooke Simone (Radnor, Pa./Baldwin School) and freshman Louise Chakejian (Chester Springs, Pa./The Episcopal Academy).
Georgetown and Villanova have faced each other 22 times. The Wildcats own the series 19-3. The last time GU defeated VU was in 1997. Last season the Hoyas fell 6-0.
Villanova is on a seven game losing streak after falling to Philly rival Penn on Wednesday night, 3-2. The Wildcats have posted a 3-3 record at home in Villanova Stadium. VU's lone conference victory came against Rutgers on September 29, 2-1. Three players for Villanova have recorded double digit points, led by Leah High (8 goals, 3 assists, 19 points), Hill is followed by Jessica Swoboda (5 goals, 4 assists, 14 points) and Kayla Kenney (4 goals, 6 assists, 14 points). The Villanova game can be viewed live by visiting : villanova.com/allaccess
Lafayette leads Georgetown 5-1 in the all-time series. The two teams last played in 2010 when the Leopards won 6-3. GU's last win versus LC was in 2006.
Lafayette enters this weekend ranked 11th in the latest National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) poll. The Leopards own a 13-1 overall record and have clinched a share of the regular season Patriot League title. Lafayette's only loss came on September 2, when Penn State won 3-2. The Leopards face Lehigh on Saturday before taking on the Hoyas Sunday. Deanna Dicroce and Emily Valeo lead Lafayette offensively, with Dicroce recording 33 points (11 goals, 11 assists) and Valeo scoring 25 points (6 goals, 13 assists).