Sept. 18, 2012
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's lacrosse squad released its 2013 schedule on Tuesday. The team will face eight squads that finished 2012 ranked in the top 20 nationally as well as six NCAA Tournament qualifiers. The Hoyas will have a good mix of strong opponents as well as conference foes as the coaching staff has once again put together a challenging slate.
Georgetown will start off 2013 at the University of Delaware Blue Hens at Multi-Sport Field on Feb. 16. A season ago, Georgetown downed the Blue Hens in the season opener at Multi-Sport Field by a score of 16-7.
The Blue & Gray will have its toughest stretch of the schedule facing three NCAA Tournament teams and five ranked teams over the next six games with three on the road.
GU will host Towson University on February 23 at Multi-Sport Field. The Tigers finished the season ranked No. 16 in the country and earned an NCAA Tournament bid. This will be followed by another home game as the Princeton University Tigers come to the District on March 1. Princeton ranked No. 20 in the IWLCA poll last season and were 8-7 overall.
The Hoyas will take the long trip to Palo Alto, Calif., to take on Stanford on March 5. The squad will return home on March 9 to play the Duke University Blue Devils at 1 p.m. Duke was No. 6 overall in the national polls and went to the NCAA Tournament after finishing the season 12-7 and advancing to the second round.
The Blue & Gray will close out the touch stretch with a pair of road games at Johns Hopkins University on March 13 and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill on March 16. The Blue Jays were 9-9 last year and ranked No. 18 in the final poll of the season, while the Tar Heels were No. 5 in the nation with a mark of 15-4 and an NCAA Tournament berth,
On March 22, Georgetown will begin BIG EAST Conference play hosting the University of Cincinnati on March 22. The Sunday of that weekend, the University of Louisville Cardinals will come to town for a 1 p.m. matchup at Multi-Sport Field.
Five-consecutive BIG EAST road contests will be a challenge for the Blue & Gray. Georgetown will start on April 6 at Loyola University (Md.). The Greyhounds went to the NCAA Tournament a season ago finishing ranked No. 7 in the nation with a mark of 14-6.
Georgetown will play BIG EAST-newcomer Marquette University on April 12 and then travel to the University of Notre Dame on Sunday for a game against the Fighting Irish. UND was ninth in the nation overall and earned an NCAA Tournament berth.
The Hoyas will close out the road trip with a weekend facing Rutgers University and Villanova University on April 19 and 21.
The squad will return home for the final two games of the season hosting the University of Connecticut on April 26 and Syracuse University on April 28. The Orange were the national runners up after earning a mark of 19-4 and making it to the NCAA Tournament Championship Game.
The BIG EAST Tournament semifinals will be held on May 2 and the championship will be on May 4.
Georgetown finished the season with a record of 9-8 overall and a mark of 5-3 in BIG EAST Conference play. The Hoyas lose five seniors next season but return their top six scorers and bring in a talented class of eight.