WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's lacrosse squad (1-1) fell to No. 19/11 Towson University (2-0), 21-13, on Sunday afternoon in a makeup game from the previous day at Johnny Unitas Stadium. The game was called due to weather with 14 minutes remaining on Saturday so the squads started the game back at 0-0 on Sunday.
“Towson played consistently harder than we did today and deserved the win,” said Georgetown Head Coach Ricky Fried. “As a group, we had a lot of positive plays, but did not string them together to create enough momentum. This week’s practice will be critical to our growth as a team.”
Junior Taylor Gebhardt (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker) led the way with four goals, while sophomore Michaela Bruno (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) added three goals and an assist. Sophomore Emily Ehle (Baldwinsville, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy) had a goal and a squad-high three assists. Senior Hannah Seibel (Hanover, N.H./Hanover) posted two goals and one assist. Junior midfielder Francesca Whitehurst (Baltimore, Md./Roland Park Country School) had a team-best eight draw controls, and freshman defender Mollie Miller (Alexandria, Va./Saint Stephens & Saint Agnes) managed a pair of caused turnovers.
The Hoyas were outshot, 34-28, and pulled in 15 draw controls to Towson’s 19. The Blue & Gray forced 13 Tiger turnovers, but committed 16 in the contest. GU was 3-of-6 on free position shots and combined for seven saves in the cage.
Towson got on the board first, but the Hoyas matched the score nine minutes in as Gebhardt connected on a free position shot to tie it at one. The Tigers came down and quickly scored to regain the lead and then added one more. Gebhardt scored her second free position goal of the contest midway through the half to pull the Blue & Gray within one, 3-2.
Despite the goal, Towson came right back and answered as GU struggled to gain momentum. The Tigers staged a 2-0 run, but Bruno tallied a man-up goal at 14:33 to pull the Hoyas within two. The squads then traded goals as Ehle managed her first score of the game with 10 minutes remaining in the half.
The Tigers added four more before the end of the half, but Gebhardt added her third of the contest and GU went into the half trailing, 10-5.
Towson scored in the first minute of the second half, which sparked a 2-0 run before Lynch add her first of the game assisted by Seibel. The Tigers came right back with one of their own before Bruno answered, scoring her second of the contest. On the ensuing draw, Towson scored never allowing GU to string a few goals together.
Ryan notched her first of the game at 22:14, but the Tigers continued to have answers. A late three-goal run by Towson made it a 10-goal deficit before senior attacker Sarah Cheney (Loudonville, N.Y./Shaker) and Seibel scored in the final minute to make it 21-13.
The Hoyas will be back in action on Saturday as the squad travels to Drexel University for a noon matchup against the Dragons.