No. 12 Georgetown to Host No. 13 Loyola on Wednesday Night
April 27, 2010
WASHINGTON - The No. 12 Georgetown University women's lacrosse squad will host No. 13 Loyola (Md.) University on Wednesday, April 28, at 7 p.m. The game will mark GU's final home contest of the season, there will be a short ceremony prior to the opening draw honoring the eight seniors.
No. 12 Georgetown is 9-5 on the season and sits at No. 11 in the NCAA's RPI. GU also leads the BIG EAST with a mark of 6-0. The Blue & Gray is currently on a six-game winning streak after victories over Notre Dame, Connecticut, Cincinnati, Louisville, Rutgers and Yale.
In its most recent game, Georgetown defeated Yale, 15-4. Senior attacker Molly Ford (Reisterstown, Md./Notre Dame Prep) led the squad with seven points including a career-best five assists. Senior midfielder Ashby Kaestner (Trappe, Md./Saints Peter and Paul), attacker Bunny O'Reilly (Philadelphia, Pa./Springside School) and midfielder Sophia Thomas (Lutherville, Md./Maryvale Prep) each added two goals. Georgetown had a balanced offensive attack with 11 players contributing goals. The Hoyas have already secured a BIG EAST Tournament berth.
On Monday, senior goalkeeper, Caitlin Formby (Towson, Md./Notre Dame Prep) was named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll for the second time this season. Against Yale, Formby had 14 saves, and led the defense, which allowed a season-low four goals. This season, Formby has 107 saves and has started in all 14 games.
The Georgetown offense is led by Ford, who has tallied 39 goals and 23 assists for 62 points in 14 games. Ford is fifth in the BIG EAST averaging 2.79 goals per game. Kaestner is second with 28 goals and 10 assists for 38 points.
No. 13 Loyola is11-5 overall and 5-2 in the BIG EAST. Most recently, Loyola defeated Villanova at home, 17-15. Loyola is led by Grace Gavin, who has 59 goals and 19 assists. Gavin was named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll this week, after leading the team with seven points and six goals against Villanova. She added four ground balls, two draw controls and two caused turnovers. With a win, Loyola will clinch a spot in the BIG EAST Tournament for the first time since joining the conference in 2006.
Loyola is 5-4 all-time against the Hoyas. Last year, the Hoyas faced them on the road and lost 13-11. Loyola was led by six players who scored multiple goals in the game. Georgetown has won four of the previous five games dating back to 2001.
The opening draw for Wednesday's game is scheduled for 7 p.m. Live stats and a webcast will be available at www.GUHoyas.com. The game will be televised on Verizon FIOS.