#2 Georgetown Women's Lacrosse Team Hands #11 Vanderbilt 19-5 Loss
March 6, 2002
WASHINGTON, DC. -- Senior midfielder Kate Ahearn (Baltimore, Md./St. Paul's School for Girls) recorded her first hat trick of the season to lead the #2 ranked Georgetown University women's lacrosse team to a 19-5 win over #11 ranked Vanderbilt University on Wednesday, March 6, on Kehoe Field. The victory improves the Hoyas' record to 3-0 on the season, while the Commodores fall to 2-1 on the year. Junior midfielder Jeannie Crawley led Vanderbilt in scoring with two goals on the day.
The two teams traded goals during the first 10 minutes of the game. Georgetown got on the scoreboard first at the 25:49 mark with an unassisted goal from Ahearn; however, Crawley answered a minute later to tie the game at 1-1. Ahearn responded by picking up a feed from sophomore midfielder Michi Ellers (Swarthmore, Pa./Strath Haven) at 23:46 and firing it into the net to put the Hoyas up by one at 2-1. Crawley capitalized off a free position shot at 20:07 to tie the score at 2-2, but Ellers stepped up to score 20 seconds later to give GU the lead again at 3-2. Junior attacker Wick Stanwick (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep), Ahearn and freshman midfielder Allison Chambers (Valley Cottage, N.Y./Nyack) posted a goal each to increase Georgetown's lead to 6-2 with 12:28 left in the first period. Senior attacker Liz Drennan set up junior midfielder Tara Schmucker for a goal at 11:19 to pull Vanderbilt to within three (6-3), but it would be the last time the Commodores would score in the first stanza. The Hoyas would reel off five straight goals to close out the first half with Georgetown up 11-3. Freshman midfielder Lauryn Bernier (Stafford, Pa./Conestoga) started the run at 9:46, with sophomore midfielder Gloria Lozano (Pittsburgh, Pa./Sewickly Academy), senior attacker Erin Elbe (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City), junior midfielder Liz Ryan (Baltimore, Md./Roland Park Country School) and Chambers each adding a goal apiece.
The Hoyas continued to dominate in the second half, scoring six consecutive goals to take a 17-3 lead. Stanwick and Elbe each registered their second goal of the afternoon during the run, while junior attackers Tracy Weickel (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) and Hilary Polk-Williams (Baltimore, Md./St. Paul's School for Girls), along with sophomore midfielder Anouk Peters (Ipswich, Mass./Millbrook School), contributed a goal each. The Commodores' Michelle Allen finally ended the VU scoring drought at 3:38 to make it 17-4, but junior defender Bethany Feil (Charlottesville, Va./St. Anne's-Belfield School) struck again for GU to push the GU lead to 18-4. Mary McCeney was able to tally one more goal for Vanderbilt at the 1:11 mark, but freshman attacker Catherine Elbe (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) closed out the game with a goal with just :08 second on the clock to give Georgetown a 19-5 victory. Freshman midfielder Lauren Redler (Fairfield, Conn./Choate Rosemary Hall) was credited with the assist.
Senior Chandler Vicchio (Baltimore, Md./Mount de Sales Academy) and freshman Sarah Robinson (Great Falls, Va./Saint Mark's School) shared netminding duties for the Hoyas. Vicchio started for the Hoyas and made five saves while giving up three goals. Robinson came in for Vicchio at the 11:15 mark of the second half and rejected two shots while allowing two goals. Freshman goalie Ashley Bastinelli turned away eight Hoya shots, but allowed 19 goals.
Georgetown outshot Vanderbilt 36-9, held a 52-26 advantage in groundballs and won nine more draws (17-8). The Hoyas also held a slight 4-3 edge in free position shots
GU will take to the road for its next three contests. The Hoyas will travel to Blacksburg, Va., for a match-up with the Hokies of Virginia Tech on Sunday, March 10, at Noon.