March 12, 2013
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University No. 10/8 women's lacrosse program (4-1) travels north this Wednesday, March 13, to face No. 12/10 Johns Hopkins (4-1) on JHU's Homewood Field. The start time is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
The game will be shown live on ESPNU with Mark Dixon and Courtney Martinez Connor on the call. The game can also be viewed on WatchESPN or followed on GUHoyas.com's game tracker. Both internet links can be found by visiting the women's lacrosse schedule page on GUHoyas.com.
The Johns Hopkins game is Georgetown's third road game of the season and begins GU's first back-to-back road action of the year. The Hoyas head to UNC this Saturday. GU is 2-0 on the road.
This past week Georgetown posted a 1-1 record, winning at #18/rv Stanford, 15-8, and then dropping a one-goal decision, 11-10, to #6/5 Duke. At Stanford, Georgetown fell behind 4-2 but then hit four unanswered and never again relinquished the lead. At home against the Blue Devils, GU had a chance to tie the game off a free position shot with five seconds to go, but the shot was saved.
A Hoya has been named to the weekly BIG EAST Honor Roll in each of the season's first four weeks. The latest honoree was Caroline Tarzian (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) who had 10 points last week off seven goals and three assists. It was the second time this season Tarzian has made the honor roll. Tarzian leads the Hoya offense with 20 points, 12 goals and eight assists. Junior Kelyn Freedman (Newtown Square, Pa./Radnor) and senior Dina Jackson (Potomac, Md./Bullis) are tied for second in points, each with 11. Freedman has 10 goals and one assist while Jackson has eight goals and three assists.
The Hoyas have outshot every opponent they have faced in 2013 by almost 10 a game. GU's largest margin of outshooting its opponent was a 33 to 15 advantage against Duke. On average GU is taking 29.2 shots a game compared to its opponents 19.4.
Defensively sophomore Adrianne Devine (Loudonville, N.Y./Shaker) has six caused turnovers. Seniors Sophia Thomas (Lutherville, Md./Maryvale Prep), and Ashley Hunter (Alexandria, Va./St. Stephen's & St. Agnes) have four CTs apiece. Freedman has 12 draw controls while Kelsi Bozel (Hunt Valley, Md./Notre Dame Prep) has 11.
Junior Barb Black (Baltimore, Md./St. Paul's School for Girls) has been strong in goal, recording 27 saves and six ground balls. Black has recorded 188 saves in her career. She set her season high with eight at Stanford. Black ranks ninth all-time at Georgetown. Only eight goalies in Hoya history have cracked the 200 saves mark.
Johns Hopkins owns a 4-1 overall record. The Blue Jays opened the year with four consecutive wins, defeating Old Dominion, Mt. St. Mary's, Bucknell and Loyola. JHU averaged 17 goals a game during the win streak. Last Saturday the Blue Jays lost their first game of the year falling at home to No. 4 Northwestern, 18-8. JHU has two players with 20 points or more, led by Taylor D'Amore with 29 (13g-16a) and followed by Sammy Cermack with 22 (8g-14a). D'Amore also leads the team in draw controls with 22.
The Hoyas and Blue Jays all-time series is tied at 7-7. The first meeting ever between the programs was on April 15, 1977. In Baltimore the Hoyas have posted a 5-3 mark, including a 12-11 win in 2011. Last season JHU won a 16-12 affair over Georgetown in Washington. Four Hoyas netted two goals apiece in the game.