WASHINGTON - The No. 23/RV Georgetown University women's lacrosse team will continue BIG EAST Conference play on Saturday traveling to Vanderbilt University for a 2 p.m. ET matchup with the Commodores. The Hoyas are currently 8-4 overall and 4-1 in league play sitting in third place with four conference games remaining.
Freshman defender Mollie Miller (Alexandria, Va./Saint Stephens & Saint Agnes) was named the BIG EAST Freshman of the Week on Tuesday, and sophomore attacker Michaela Bruno (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll.
Miller anchored the Georgetown defense, which led the Hoyas to a 2-0 week. In Wednesday’s pivotal 8-7 win over then-No. 22 Denver, Miller was tasked with keeping Kendra Lanuza in check. Miller added two ground balls in each win last week, while also dishing an assist against Butler on Saturday.
Bruno sparked the Georgetown offense last week with eight points off seven goals and an assist. Against Denver, the attacker scored the game winner in the 8-7 victory toward a total of three goals and an assist, before scoring four goals in Saturday’s 20-13 win over Butler.
This week, the Hoyas moved back into the national rankings, sitting at No. 23 in the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) poll and receiving votes in the Cascade Women’s Division I Media poll. GU was No. 15 in the first RPI of the season announced on Tuesday.
Junior attacker Taylor Gebhardt (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker) leads the offense with 39 points on 34 goals and five assists. She is followed by Bruno who has managed 29 goals and nine assists for 38 points as well as sophomore attacker Emily Ehle (Baldwinsville, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy) posting 13 goals and a squad-high 19 assists for 32 points. Sophomore midfielder Natalia Lynch (Smithtown, N.Y./Smithtown West) has 17 goals and seven assists for 24 points, while senior Hannah Seibel (Hanover, N.H./Hanover) rounds out the top five with 22 points on 17 goals and five assists.
In goal, junior Haelle Chomo (Naples, Fla./Barron Collier) has played a majority of the minutes with 91 saves on the season.
Vanderbilt is looking to win its third straight home conference game as the Dores are 2-1 in BIG EAST home competition this season. Overall, Vandy is 8-5 with a mark of 3-2 in the BIG EAST to sit tied for fourth. The Commodores are coming off of a 13-11 loss at Marquette on Sunday. Seven different Commodores scored goals against Marquette, and sophomore attacker Emily Mathewson collected a personal-best five assists in the game.
The Hoyas own a 9-0 record against the Commodores with a mark of 3-0 on the road. Last year, Georgetown managed the 18-11 victory at Cooper Field as Gebhardt managed four goals and an assist. The last meeting in Nashville was a 7-5 GU win.
The opening draw is scheduled for 2 p.m. EST. Live stats and a Facebook Live webcast will be available at www.GUHoyas.com.