Feb. 21, 2014
WASHINGTON - The No. 10/9 Georgetown University women's lacrosse squad (1-0) will face the No. 20/19 Towson University Tigers (1-0) in a Saturday afternoon matchup at Unitas Stadium in Baltimore, Md. This contest kicks off a three-game road swing as the Blue & Gray travels to No. 17/15 Princeton and No. 5/6 Duke next week.
The Hoyas opened the season on a good note Saturday with a 19-11 victory over the University of Delaware Blue Hens at Multi-Sport Field.
Sophomore attacker Corinne Etchison (Eldersburg, Md./McDonogh School) and senior midfielder Hannah Franklin (Phoenix, Md./McDonogh School) both had four goals and an assist on the afternoon for five points apiece. Freshman attacker Colleen Lovett (Wantagh, N.Y./Wantagh) added the hat trick in her debut on the Hilltop, while senior midfielder Kelyn Freedman (Newtown Square, Pa./Radnor) and junior attacker Caroline Tarzian (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) both notched two goals and two assists each.
Georgetown held a huge 24-8 advantage in draw controls and outshot the Blue Hens, 39-20. GU was 3-of-5 on free position attempts as well. The defense caused 16 turnovers and senior goalkeeper Barb Black (Ruxton, Md./St. Paul's School for Girls) was awarded the win in the cage with two saves to her credit.
For their efforts, Black and Franklin were both named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Tuesday.
The The Tigers opened the 2014 season with an 11-6 win over UMBC on Wednesday afternoon. Redshirt junior attacker Andi Raymond had four goals and an assist while redshirt senior attacker Ashleigh Rohrback contributed two goals and three assists to lead the Tiger offensive attack. Senior midfielder Katie Leech and junior defender Michelle Dufault had a pair of caused turnovers each to lead the defensive efforts. Junior Kelsea Donnelly made eight saves to earn the win in goal.
Georgetown is 10-7 all-time against the Tigers and 3-2 on the road. The Hoyas have won the last 10 meetings, but only one has come under current Head Coach Ricky Fried. Last year, GU won at home, 13-10, behind five goals from Tarzian as well as three points from both Freedman and Franklin.
The opening draw is scheduled for 3 p.m., at Unitas Stadium in Baltimore, Md. Live stats and a webcast will be available through www.GUHoyas.com. The game will be the second in a doubleheader as Georgetown's men's lacrosse squad will face the Tigers in the first game of the afternoon.