Georgetown Field Hockey Hosts a Pair of Weekend Games to End the Regular Season
Oct. 26, 2006
Washington, D.C. - The Georgetown University field hockey team hosts BIG EAST opponent No. 18 Villanova (STX/NFHCA) on Friday, October 27 at Kehoe Field at 3 p.m. to culminate GU's first season as full members of the BIG EAST Conference. The Hoyas then celebrate Senior Day on Sunday, October 29 when they host Holy Cross at 1 p.m.
The Hoyas carry a 5-10 overall record with a 0-5 mark in conference play going into this weekend. GU is coming off a weekend where they dropped a pair of home contests to No. 11 Louisville, 5-0, and Davidson, 3-2 in overtime. Against Davidson, sophomore Maggie Farrand (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) scored her fourth goal of the season. She is now tied for the team lead in goals scored with sophomore Katie Lachman (Bryn Mawr, Pa./Radnor) and freshmen Chelsea Aiken (Hudson, Ohio/Western Reserve Academy) and Willemijn Wijsman (Hilversum, The Netherlands/International School Hilversum) and leads the team with 11 points.
Villanova enters Friday's game with a 12-7 overall record, 3-2 in the league after dropping a pair of games to BIG EAST opponent Providence and non-league opponent Bucknell. The Wildcats have dropped four of their last five contests. The team is led by senior Megan Foster who has 24 goals and 11 assists on the year for 59 points. Foster leads the league in goals and points. The Wildcats have earned a berth in the BIG EAST Conference Championship and were the 2005 regular season champions. Villanova lost in the finals of the conference tournament last year to Connecticut in a 3-2 overtime decision. Villanova and Georgetown share eight common opponents with the Wildcats posting a 5-3 record against the octet while the Hoyas were 1-7; however, the Blue and Gray defeated Bucknell, 4-3, while the Wildcats dropped a 2-0 decision at Bucknell last weekend.
Holy Cross holds a 12-4 overall record and snapped a 10-game winning streak on Wednesday, October 25 with a 3-1 loss to Brown. The Crusaders, who have already clinched a berth to the Patriot League Championship, are led by senior Tara Welch who leads the Patriot League in goals (15) and points (33). Senior Sarah O'Coin leads the team with nine assists. Goalkeeper Erin Singleton is 11-4 on the season with five shutouts and is sixth in the nation with a 1.01 goals against average. Holy Cross plays at No. 19 American on Saturday for first place in the Patriot League.
On Sunday, the Georgetown University field hockey team will celebrate Senior Day and acknowledge the achievements and accomplishments of the senior class. Defender Megan Cellucci (Malvern, Pa./Villa Maria Academy) and goalkeeper Abby Winer (Rising Sun, Md./Rising Sun) will be recognized for the contributions they have made to the Georgetown field hockey program.