No. 10 Georgetown Women's Lacrosse Hosts No. 12 Syracuse in BIG EAST Opener
March 10, 2007
Washington, D.C. - The tenth-ranked Georgetown University women's lacrosse team (1-1) hosts No. 12 Syracuse (2-2) in the BIG EAST opener for both schools on Saturday, March 10 on the Multi-Sport Field. The game begins at noon and is being televised live locally on MASN with Leif Elsmo calling the action and former Hoya head coach Kim Simons providing color commentary. Chuck Timanus will be calling the action on the internet for HoyaVision at www.guhoyas.com. It is the first game of a doubleheader on the Hilltop as the Hoya men's lacrosse team also hosts Syracuse at 2:45 p.m.
It is Spring Break for the Georgetown students who have not had class this past week. The Hoyas game on Wednesday at George Mason was postponed due to snow so the Hoyas have not played a game in eight days.
Georgetown comes into Saturday's tilt riding a nine-game winning streak over the Orange.
The Hoyas have never lost a BIG EAST reguar-season game, a stretch of 34 games.
Scouting Syracuse ... The No. 12 Orange comes into today's game with a 2-2 overall record. SU dropped games to No. 6 Dartmouth (11-10) and No. 9 Virginia (10-8) while Syracuse's victories have come against Albany (19-6) and Binghamton (23-4). Syracuse is 0-1 on the road and is being led by Katie Rowan and Halley Quillinan who have both posted ten goals apiece.
The Series ... Georgetown is 9-0 all-time in the season series with Syracuse with five of those victories coming in Washington, D.C. The Hoyas have never scored fewer than ten goals against the Orange. GU topped Syracuse 11-10 in First Round of the 2000 NCAA Tournament while the other eight contests have come in the regular season.
Good Start ... Red-shirt senior Brittany Baschuk is tied for the team lead with five points. Baschuk has totaled five points on two goals and three assists in the early going. Baschuk combined for eight points all of last season after missing seven games with a knee injury. The Chevy Chase, Md. native has been regarded one of the Hoyas top attackers since her arrival on the Hilltop. She scored game-winning overtime goals in consecutive Georgetown victories over North Carolina and Maryland last season.
Sophomore attacker Bunny O'Reilly is tied for second on the team with five points. O'Reilly has three goals and two assists already this season after recording one goal and three assists all of last season.
Sophomore midfielder Jordan Trautman is also off to a good start in 2007. She started in every game as a freshman and this season, leads the team with six caused turnovers. Trautman was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll earlier this week after a recording one draw control and a team-high four caused turnovers. in GU's win over Oregon. The Hoya defensive unit allowed just 13 Duck shots. Trautman earned a game ball from the coaching staff following the victory.
Defensive Duo ... Senior defenders Chloe Asselin and Laura Cipro have been major factors for the Hoya defense in their careers. Asselin started in every game in 2005, 2006 and 2007. The native of France was named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year in 2005 and IWLCA Third Team All America. Last season as a junior, Asselin was named IWLCA Regional All-America Second Team and All-BIG EAST Second Team. Asselin has five GBs and 4 CTs so far this season.
Last season, Cipro was named IWLCA Regional All-America Second Team and All-BIG EAST Second Team and started every game. Cipro usually draws the assignment of defending the opponent's top player. Cipro has 4 GBs and two CTs in the early going.
Friendly Confines ... The Hoyas finished 2006 with a perfect 7-0 record at home. Under third-year head coach Ricky Fried, Georgetown is 13-1 in home games.