Ford's Six Goals Lead Hoyas Past Wildcats
March 26, 2010
VILLANOVA, Pa. - The No. 9 Georgetown University women's lacrosse squad got back on the winning track Friday evening as the Hoyas down the Villanova University Wildcats (6-2, 0-1 BIG EAST), 20-7, at Villanova Stadium. The game snapped a three-game losing streak for the Hoyas and also marked the Blue & Gray's first conference win of the season. GU is now 3-4 overall and 1-0 in BIG EAST play.
"Today was a good team effort, we had a number of people contribute on both ends of the field and it was a nice way to start out our BIG EAST schedule," said Head Coach Ricky Fried. "We know our fate is in our hands and we are going to continue to focus on our play and to get better, but today was a step in the right direction."
Jordy Kirr (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr Academy) scored early and senior Ashby Kaestner (Trappe, Md./Saints Peter and Paul) followed that up with another tally just minutes into the game. Junior Jacqueline Giles (Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron) then spun in the middle to get past the keeper making it 3-0.
At 24:14, Sarah Seats found Giles charging for the cage and freshman Kelsi Bozel (Hunt Valley, Md./Notre Dame Prep) then hit a free position shot as the Hoyas kept on rolling. Erin Lovett (Wantagh, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial) tallied her first of the game at 20:54 off of a pass from Bozel on the free position and Kaestner managed her second at 17:21. Bunny O'Reilly (Blue Bell, Pa./Springside School) scored making it 8-0, however, the Wildcats came back with a 4-1 run.
Villanova scored first in the second half, but Georgetown answered with a 4-0 run including three from Ford. The senior notched her sixth of the evening at 16:54 and despite one more VU tally, Georgetown went on to win 20-7 thanks to goals from Lovett, Dina Jackson (Potomac, Md./Bullis) and Evan O'Neill (Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J./Northern Highlands Regional).
Ford's career-high six goals led the way while three other players managed two goals each. Kaestner had a squad-high three assists. GU outshot Nova 38-15 and had one more ground ball (15-14) but one less draw control.
The Hoyas will host Princeton on Sunday at Multi-Sport Field. The opening draw is scheduled for 2 p.m. and live stats as well as a webcast will be available at www.GUHoyas.com.