No. 18 Georgetown Hosts Cincinnati and Louisville This Weekend
April 7, 2011
WASHINGTON - The No. 18 Georgetown University women's lacrosse squad (4-5, 2-0 BIG EAST) will take on the University of Cincinnati Bearcats on Friday and the University of Louisville Cardinals on Sunday, both at Multi-Sport Field. These contests are the second and third of a four-game home stand as the Hoyas look to continue a two-game win streak.
The Blue & Gray defeated Yale, 16-3, at home on Sunday, April 3. Senior captain Jordy Kirr (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr School) scored a hat trick, while senior captain Mary Beth Brophy (Berwyn, Pa./Archbishop Carroll), senior Kathleen Dwyer (Winnetka, Ill./Loyola Academy), sophomore Kelsi Bozel (Hunt Valley, Md./Notre Dame Prep) and sophomore Rosie Corcoran (Point Lookout, N.Y./Sacred Heart Academy) each scored two goals.
Georgetown never trailed in the game, and was tied only once, 2-2, early in the first half. Freshman Hannah Franklin (Phoenix, Md./McDonogh School) and sophomore Ashley Hunter (Fort Washington, Md./St. Stephen's and St. Agnes) each picked up four groundballs, while senior captain Logan McCraw (Malvern, Pa./Conestoga) won three draw controls. Hunter also caused four turnovers.
Georgetown's offense is led by Kirr, who has 32 points on 15 goals and 17 assists this season. Sophomore Sophia Thomas (Lutherville, Md./Maryvale Prep) leads the team with 21 goals, and has 25 points this season. Giles and Bozel are tied with 14 points, Giles with 13 goals and one assist and Bozel with 10 goals and four assists. Jackson has also scored double-digit goals with 12 this season so far. Thomas leads the team with 17 ground balls picked up, while McCraw is first on the squad with 25 draw controls.
Cincinnati is 2-8 this season and 0-2 in the BIG EAST. The Bearcats have lost their last four matches, including BIG EAST games against Louisville and Loyola (Md.). The Cincinnati offense is led by Katie Liberatore, who has 22 points on 13 goals and 9 assists, and Laura Simanski, who has 18 points on 18 goals. Kylie Ramsland has also scored double-digit goals this season. On Friday, Cincinnati lost to Loyola (Md.), 17-3. Ramsland, Marissa Pierson, and Maggie Hague provided the three goals for the Bearcats.
Louisville is 8-2 this season and 1-0 in the BIG EAST. The Cardinals have lost to No. 7 Stanford and Ohio State, but they defeated Cincinnati, 18-15, in their lone BIG EAST contest so far. Katie Oliverio leads the team with 43 points on 12 goals and 31 assists. Bergan Foley and Liz Lovejoy each have 42 and 41 points, respectively, Foley on 39 goals and three assists and Lovejoy on 33 goals and eight assists. On Sunday, Louisville lost to Ohio State, 15-11. Lovejoy scored four goals and three others scored three goals each, but it was not enough to overcome a four-goal deficit created in the first half.
Georgetown is 2-0 all-time against the Bearcats and 4-0 against the Cardinals. Last year, the Hoyas won on April 9, 2010 at Cincinnati, 21-8, behind four goals by Giles and a hat trick by Jackson. Twleve Hoyas scored in the victory. Georgetown won two days later at Louisville, 17-13, behind four goals by Ashby Kaestner (C'10) and a hat trick by both Kirr and Thomas.
The opening draw on Friday is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. and the opening draw on Sunday is scheduled for 1 p.m., both at Multi-Sport Field. Live stats and webcast featuring Chuck Timanus will be available at www.GUHoyas.com for both games, while the Louisville game will also be broadcast on Verizon FiOS on tape delay.