March 20, 2014
WASHINGTON - The No. 13/15 Georgetown University women's lacrosse squad (3-3) will host the No. 11/7 Johns Hopkins University Blue Jays(8-0) on Friday at Multi-Sport Field in a 7 p.m., matchup under the lights. JHU will be the sixth-consecutive ranked opponent the Blue & Gray will face.
Georgetown suffered a tough 18-11 loss to the No. 1/1 University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Tar Heels (9-0) last Saturday afternoon at Fetzer Field in Chapel Hill, N.C. The Hoyas came back late, but it wasn't enough to take down the top-ranked Tar Heels.
Georgetown had four players tally two goals apiece as senior attacker Meghan Farrell (Bethesda, Md./Georgetown Visitation), senior attacker Reilly Woodman (Alexandria, Va./St. Stephen's and St. Agnes), senior midfielder Kelyn Freedman (Newtown Square, Pa./Radnor) and sophomore attacker Corinne Etchison (Eldersburg, Md./McDonogh School) all had two points on the afternoon.
The Blue & Gray was close in shots (31-29) and draw controls (17-14), while holding the advantage in both turnovers forcing 12 as well as free position shots going 3-of-5. Three keepers saw time in the cage for the Hoyas combining for seven saves.
Etchison leads the team with 15 points on 12 goals and three assists. Freedman and junior attacker Caroline Tarzian (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) both have 14 points on the year, while Farrell has tallied 13.
Senior attacker Reilly Woodman (Alexandria, Va./St. Stephen's and St. Agnes) has pulled in a squad-best 23 draw controls, while junior defender Adrianne Devine (Loudonville, N.Y./Shaker) has posted seven caused turnovers.
Freshman Maddy Fisher (Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron) has tallied 15 saves in six games played.
Senior Taylor D'Amore broke two school records in leading 14th-ranked Johns Hopkins to a 20-5 win over visiting Michigan in the Blue Jays' American Lacrosse Conference (ALC) opener on Sunday. The Blue Jays also broke the school Division I record for wins to start the season with their ninth straight. D'Amore broke the school's all-time record for career draw controls and the single-game assist record in the win.
Georgetown is 8-7 all-time against Johns Hopkins and has won seven of the last eight meetings. Last season, GU defeated the Blue Jays, 15-8, in Baltimore, Md. Freedman led the way with a career-high five goals. The Hoyas are 3-4 at home in the series.
The opening draw is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Multi-Sport Field. Live stats and a new and improved webcast will be available through www.GUHoyas.com.