April 13, 2014
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's lacrosse team (6-7, 3-1 BIG EAST) had a big first half to down the Rutgers University Scarlet Knights (7-7, 1-3 BIG EAST), 15-10, Sunday afternoon in Piscataway, N.J. Georgetown completed its two-game road swing going 2-0 and will return home to Multi-Sport Field on Thursday.
"Overall we played more minutes together today that we had in the past so we really grew in that sense," said Georgetown Head Coach Ricky Fried. "We had significant contributions from people outside out top scorers which is great to see."
Senior attacker Meghan Farrell (Bethesda, Md./Georgetown Visitation), senior midfielder Courtney Caputo (Philadelphia, Pa./Springside School) and senior attacker Reilly Woodman (Alexandria, Va./St. Stephen's and St. Agnes) all posted hat tricks, while Farrell added a pair of assists for five points in the contest. Nine different Hoyas found the back of the cage on Sunday.
Junior defender Adrianne Devine (Loudonville, N.Y./Shaker) led the squad with six draw controls and freshman goalkeeper Maddy Fisher (Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron) took the win in goal with seven saves on the afternoon.
The Hoyas outshot the Scarlet Knights, 33-23, and held the slight 14-13 advantage on draw controls. The defense forced 16 Rutgers turnovers in the contest.
Georgetown opened the game with a 5-0 run as Farrell hit a goal at 26:13 and Woodman added the free position goal. At 22:15, senior midfielder Hannah Franklin (Phoenix, Md./McDonogh School) hit the third of the contest forcing Rutgers to take a timeout.
Sophomore attacker Corinne Etchison (Eldersburg, Md./McDonogh School) made it 4-0 at 19:39 on an unassisted tally and senior attacker Jody Cumberpatch (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) added one more at 17:27 on the assist from Farrell.
Rutgers finally got on the board at 15:54, but the Hoyas answered right back as freshman attacker Colleen Lovett (Wantagh, N.Y./Wantagh) found the back of the cage making it 6-1 and sparking a 3-0 run.
Sophomore midfielder Natalie Miller (Wayne, Pa./Radnor) got into the act at 11:38 with her sixth goal on the season and Woodman added her second of the game.
The Scarlet Knights tallied a pair of goals as the minutes ticked away, but Woodman posted the hat trick with 1:29 left in the half to help GU to the 9-3 lead at the break.
Rutgers scored first to open the second half, but that didn't faze Caputo who managed three-consecutive goals in a one-minute span to build the 12-4 lead.
The teams traded goals down the stretch and at 10:07, Farrell tallied back-to-back scores to make it 15-6 with 6:32 remaining.
The Scarlet Knights ended the contest on a 4-0 run, but never truly threatened as Georgetown cruised to the 15-10 victory.
"We should have a lot of confidence going into these final games of the season," said Fried. "We just need to focus on what we're doing and make sure not to take plays off mentally."
Georgetown will be back in action on Thursday afternoon at Multi-Sport Field as the squad hosts Villanova at 2 p.m., in a BIG EAST Conference matchup. Live stats and a webcast will be available at www.GUHoyas.com.