May 10, 2013
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's lacrosse team (13-5) found out its NCAA Second Round opponent earlier today when the Virginia Cavaliers (10-9) defeated the Penn Quakers (11-6) , 12-6, in first round action on Friday, May 10, at GU's Multi-Sport Field. The Hoyas and Cavs will play on Sunday, May 12, at 1 p.m. on Multi-Sport Field. Tickets costs are $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for youth and will be available for purchase at the gate.
The Hoyas have won four of their last six games with both losses coming against Syracuse, including a 14-7 setback in the BIG EAST finals on May 4. Syracuse outshot GU 30 to 26 and had 25 ground balls compared to GU's 18 in that game. Georgetown's goal scoring was spread out as three players had two goals apiece. Hannah Franklin, Meghan Farrell and Dina Jackson each had two scores. Goalie Barb Black had a season high 11 saves.
The last time GU was in the NCAA Tournament was in 2010 when the Hoyas hosted Syracuse in a first round game. GU lost 15-8. GU is 8-4 all-time in first round NCAA contests and 3-5 in the quarterfinals. Overall the Hoyas have amassed a 13-12 mark in NCAA Championship play.
Caroline Tarzian, Kelyn Freedman, Ashley Hunter and Sophia Thomas were all selected to the 2013 IWLCA All-South Region Teams, with Tarzian the only first teamer.
Live Video and Live Stats
Today's game can be seen and heard live on GUHoyas.com with Chuck Timanus on the call. Live stats will be available through guhoyas.com
Georgetown's history with Virginia dates back to 1995. The Cavaliers own a 7-3 advantage in the series but GU has won three of the last four meetings. The last meeting took place in 2008 when the Hoyas defeated the Cavs 8-7 in Washington. The two programs have met twice in the NCAAs with UVa winning both, a first round game in 2003, 16-9, and then in the 2004 semifinals, 12-9. Virginia opened the 2013 NCAA Championship with a first round win over Penn, 12-6, on Friday, May 10.
NCAA Championship History
This marks Georgetown's 13th trip to the NCAA Tournament and the seventh time in the past 10 seasons. Georgetown is 13-12 all-time in the NCAA Tournament. The furthest the Hoyas have advanced is to the championship game in both 2001 and 2002.
BIG EAST Representing
Four other BIG EAST teams earned a berth in the 2013 NCAA Tournament as Syracuse, Loyola (Md.), UConn and Notre Dame all join Georgetown in the competition. Five teams from one conference sets a new NCAA selection record, which was previously three on numerous occasions, most recently in 2012.
Against the NCAA Field
This is the first season that the women's tournament involves 26 teams and the Hoyas have built a 6-5 record this year against teams in the tournament. GU has wins over Towson, Stanford, Princeton, Loyola (Md.) and Connecticut. The losses came at the hands of Duke, Syracuse, North Carolina and Notre Dame.
The Hoyas have outshot 15 of 18 opponents. GU is taking over eight more shots a game then its opponent. The Hoyas took 30 or more shots in six games, with a season high of 37 at Notre Dame. On average GU is taking 28.3 shots a game compared to its opponent's 19.9.
The Hoyas have fallen behind in 13 of their 18 games, including both BIG EAST Championship games. GU came back to win eight of the 12 with the largest comeback coming against UConn, when GU fell behind 4-1.
The Hoyas enter the NCAA Championship ranked as high as they have been all season, ranking sixth in the deBeer Poll and sixth in the IWLCA Poll.
The Hoyas check in on the latest NCAA RPI index, as of May 6, at No. 6. The only other league team in the top 10 is Syracuse at No. 4.
GU is 6-3 at Multi-Sport Field. The average margin of victory at home was 4.3 goals. GU's home losses were a one goal defeat by Duke, 11-10, and two losses to `Cuse, 13-7 and 14-7.