Hoyas Fall to Rutgers in First Game of Series

Senior Cara Savarese looks to steal second.

March 31, 2012

Box Score

WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University softball team (14-18, 0-1 BIG EAST) lost an early lead to drop the first of three against Rutgers (14-15, 3-3 BIG EAST) in Piscataway, N.J. this afternoon. A doubleheader is scheduled to begin at noon on Sunday.

Shikara Lowe (Beaverton, Ore./Jesuit) was hit by a pitch to get on first, and Mackensey Carter (Mission Viejo, Calif./Mission Viejo) hit a single to put two on base for Georgetown with two outs. Cara Savarese (Syosset, N.Y./Syosset) racked up two RBI on a single that advanced Lowe and Carter home to give the Hoyas a 2-0 lead in the top of the first.

Savarese led all Georgetown batters going two-for-three. Rachel Nersesian(San Leandro, Calif./Bishop O’Dowd) and Elyse Graziano (Floral Park, N.Y./Sacred Heart Academy) both went one-for-two.

The Blue & Gray held on to the 2-0 lead until the bottom of the sixth when Rutgers rallied back with three runs to take the lead. Jennifer Harabedian hit a homerun with one on base to even the score. A passed ball with a runner on third gave the Scarlet Knights the go ahead run. Alyssa Landrith pitched nine strikeouts for Rutgers to keep Georgetown from scoring after the first inning.

Lauren O’Leary took the loss for the Hoyas in six innings with three strikeouts.

The series against the Scarlet Knights will continue with a doubleheader beginning at noon. Coverage of both games will be available through GameTracker at guhoyas.com.


 

 

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Schedules

February 25
W, 5-4
Manhattan
East Madeira, Fla.
RECAP
February 25
L, 2-1
Army West Point
East Madeira, Fla.
RECAP
February 26
11:30 AM
Brown
East Madeira, Fla.
March 3
10:00 AM
Prairie View A&M
College Station, Texas
March 3
5:15 PM
Texas A&M
College Station, Texas
March 4
3:00 PM
Texas A&M
College Station, Texas
March 4
5:15 PM
UTSA
College Station, Texas
March 5
10:00 AM
Prairie View A&M
College Station, Texas
March 7
5:30 PM
Houston
Houston, Texas
March 15
11:00 AM
Rider
Nationals Academy
March 15
2:00 PM
Rider
Nationals Academy
March 17
10:00 AM
St. Bonaventure
Wilmington, N.C.
March 17
5:30 PM
UMass-Lowell
Wilmington, N.C.
March 18
10:00 AM
UNC-Wilmington
Wilmington, N.C.
March 18
3:00 PM
St. Bonaventure
Wilmington, N.C.
March 19
10:00 AM
UMass-Lowell
Wilmington, N.C.
March 25
12:00 PM
Creighton
Guy Mason Field
March 25
3:00 PM
Creighton
Guy Mason Field
March 26
11:00 AM
Creighton
Guy Mason Field
April 1
12:00 PM
Providence
Guy Mason Field