Sept. 17, 2013
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's lacrosse squad has announced its 2013 fall schedule. The Hoyas will play on five dates with four all-day events. The Blue & Gray will face seven 2013 NCAA Tournament squads as well as matchup against Team USA.
The Hoyas will open the fall hosting the US Naval Academy on September 27. Navy appeared in last year's NCAA Tournament. This contest will be followed up by the alumni game at Multi-Sport Field. The following day, the squad will host its annual banquet at the Key Bridge Marriott. Alums, parents or fans looking to buy tickets to the banquet should contact Georgetown Assistant Coach Meg Dentler.
On October 6, Georgetown will participate in the Play for Parkinson's event at Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Va. The Blue & Gray will face a pair of NCAA tournament teams in Towson University as well as national runner-up, the University of Maryland. GU will also play James Madison University at the tournament. The men's event is Saturday, while the women take the field on Sunday.
The following weekend, the Blue & Gray will travel to the United State Naval Academy for a tournament in Annapolis, Md. Syracuse University, who advanced to the NCAA Final Four a season ago, is first on the slate followed up by San Diego State University as well as NCAA-qualifier Northwestern University.
Georgetown Head Coach Ricky Fried will take the helm of the US Women's National Team later that evening as Team USA battles the Hoyas at 6 p.m.
GU will travel to Philadelphia on October 20 for a three-team tournament at Radnor High School. Georgetown will play Duquesne University and Temple University before Penn State University. The Lady Lions went to last year's NCAA Tournament.
The Hoyas will round out the fall on October 26 at the University of Delaware. The day will feature a second matchup with Penn State as well as contests against the Blue Hens, John's Hopkins and the University of Pennsylvania. The Quakers will mark the seventh NCAA Tournament team the Blue & Gray will face.
The Hoyas lost nine players, from last year's squad that returned the Blue & Gray to the NCAA Tournament. Georgetown earned the sixth seed and a first round bye in the 2013 NCAA Championship. GU compiled a 13-6 overall record and a 6-2 mark in BIG EAST play. Georgetown returns four of its top five scorers along with three of four starting defenders in 2014.