Stanwick Sisters Lift #5 Georgetown To a 13-5 Win Over Rutgers In Women's Lax
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (March 31) - Two sisters, Sheehan and Wick Stanwick (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep) combined to score eight goals to lead the #5 Georgetown University Hoyas to a 13-5 victory in women's lacrosse action on March 31, in Piscataway, N.J. Senior All-American attacker Sheehan Stanwick tallied four goals and two assists, while sophomore attacker Wick Stanwick added four goals of her own, to lead GU. Senior Jill Penrose led the Scarlet Knights with two goals on the day. The victory halted RU's three-game win streak and improved Georgetown's overall record to 7-1 and 4-0 in BIG EAST play. Rutgers falls to 3-5 on the season and 0-2 in conference play.
The Hoyas came out running, with Wick Stanwick opening the scoring off a feed from her sister, Sheehan. Junior Susan Duccilli would not let the Hoyas lead for long, tying the score at 1-1. Sophomore Cristina Curiale answered the second Stanwick goal, with the Hoyas and Scarlet Knights knotted at 2-2. The Hoyas held the Scarlet Knights scoreless for the remaining seven minutes of the first half while they netted four more goals, making the score 6-2 in favor of Georgetown at the half.
The second stanza saw the Hoyas score seven consecutive goals while shutting down the Scarlet Knights' offense. Less than two minutes remained in the period before the Knights were able to score. Sophomore Missy Mosey finally got Rutgers on the scoreboard off an assist from Duccilli at the 1:54 mark. Penrose scored the final two goals for Rutgers, both off free position shots.
Senior All-American goalkeeper Bowen Holden (Lincoln, Mass./Lincoln-Sudbury) made six saves, and was replaced with under four minutes remaining by junior Chandler Vicchio (Baltimore, Md./Mount de Sales Academy). Vicchio allowed the final three goals for Rutgers. The Knights' goaltender, junior Lauren Gulotta, made 13 saves in the contest. Georgetown outshot Rutgers 33-19 and won four more draws (9-5).
Georgetown returns to action on Saturday, April 6, when the team travels to Chapel Hill, N.C., to take on the #7 North Carolina Tar Heels. The Hoyas return home to host #1 Maryland on Kehoe Field on Thursday, April 12, at 4:00 p.m.
SCORING SUMMARY: Georgetown: 6 7 13 Rutgers 2 3 5