WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women’s lacrosse squad will host the Delaware Blue Hens on Saturday afternoon at Cooper Field at 1 p.m. The contest is the second in a six-game homestand for the Blue & Gray. The Hoyas are currently 3-1 on the season.
GU is coming off of an upset of the No. 19/20 Johns Hopkins Blue Jays, 15-14, on Wednesday afternoon at Cooper Field.
Junior midfielder Francesca Whitehurst (Baltimore, Md./Roland Park Country School) led the way with three goals and one assist for four points as well as six draw controls in the contest. She was followed by junior attacker Taylor Gebhardt (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker) and sophomore midfielder Natalia Lynch (Smithtown, N.Y./Smithtown West) who posted three goals apiece. Senior midfielder Hannah Seibel (Hanover, N.H./Hanover) managed one goal, one assist and six draw controls. Eight different players scored a goal in the game for the Blue & Gray.
The Hoyas outshot the Blue Jays, 34-22, and pulled in 15 draw controls while allowing Hopkins 16. The Blue & Gray forced 20 Blue Jay turnovers, but committed 14 in the contest. GU was 7-of-12 on free position shots and junior goalkeeper Haelle Chomo (Naples, Fla./Barron Collier) took the win in the cage with seven saves on the afternoon.
Sophomore attacker Michaela Bruno (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) leads the offense with 11 goals and five assists for 16 points on the season. She is followed by sophomore attacker Emily Ehle (Baldwinsville, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy) who has five goals and a squad-high 10 assists for 15 points. Gebhardt is third with a team-best 12 goals and one assist for 13 points, while Lynch rounds out those in double figures with nine goals and two assists for 11 points on the year.
Whitehurst has pulled in 28 draw controls to go along with eight goals and one assist, while freshman defender Mollie Miller (Alexandria, Va./Saint Stephens & Saint Agnes) has caused four turnovers on the season. In goal, Chomo has played a majority of the minutes with 27 saves on the season. Earlier this week, she was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll for her efforts in the cage.
Delaware held on in an 11-10 victory over Monmouth Wednesday evening at home. Senior captain Becky Gohsler guided UD with a career-high seven draw controls to go along with two goals, one assist, three ground balls and two caused turnovers. The Blue Hens are 2-2 on the season adding a victory over La Salle to the win against Monmouth. The squad has yet to win on the road.
The Hoyas are 3-3 all-time against the Blue Hens and 2-1 at home. This is the first time in series history that the meeting is not the season opener for the Blue & Gray, making it the first meeting in the month of March. Last year, Georgetown fell, 10-9, at Delaware Stadium. The last meeting at Cooper Field was a 10-6 loss in the 2016 season opener.
Live stats and a webcast featuring Monika Moore will be available at www.GUHoyas.com.
Beginning on Saturday, the team will be supporting the Michael Mosier Defeat DIPG Foundation (Defeat DIPG). The foundation is committed to finding a cure for brainstem tumors known as diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPG). Nearly every day one child in the United States is diagnosed with DIPG and another child dies from it. The foundation seeks to make a difference and Defeat DIPG both by raising awareness of DIPG and by providing funding for research into effective treatments for DIPG.