March 20, 2012
WASHINGTON - The No. 13/12 Georgetown University women's lacrosse squad (3-3) will face the No. 8/9 University of Pennsylvania Quakers (4-1) in a Wednesday evening matchup at Franklin Field. A webcast and live stats will be available at www.GUHoyas.com.
The Hoyas went 1-1 last week. On Saturday, the Blue & Gray snapped a three-game skid with a huge 9-8 victory over the No. 2/2 University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. GU is in the midst of a tough stretch including five ranked opponents in six games.
On Monday, junior defender Ashley Hunter (Fort Washington, Md./St. Stephens & St. Agnes) and sophomore midfielder Hannah Franklin (Phoenix, Md./McDonogh School) were both named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll.
Hunter played an important role in the win over UNC. She posted six ground balls on the week including a team-best four against the Tar Heels. Hunter also had one caused turnover in each contest.
Franklin led the Blue & Gray with six points for the week. The midfielder had four of Georgetown's nine goals in the win over UNC on Saturday. She was 2-of-2 on free position shots and also posted one draw control in each game. Franklin managed a solid shooting percentage scoring six goals on seven shots on goal for the week.
Junior attacker Dina Jackson (Potomac, Md./Bullis) and junior midfielder Sophia Thomas (Lutherville, Md./Maryvale Prep) are currently leading the team in scoring with 14 and 12 points, respectively. Franklin, freshman attacker Caroline Tarzian (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) and junior midfielder Kelsi Bozel (Hunt Valley, Md./Notre Dame Prep) all have 10 points on the year.
Senior defender Kelly Barnes (St. David's, Pa./Radnor) has 11 caused turnovers and sophomore midfielder Kelyn Freedman (Newtown Square, Pa./Radnor) has notched 12 draw controls and 18 ground balls. Sophomore goalkeeper Barb Black (Ruxton, Md./St. Paul's School for Girls) has notched a squad-best 26 saves.
Penn has won three in a row after a loss to No. 2 North Carolina. Over its three-game win streak, Penn is averaging 13.7 goals-per-game. Four players are scoring in double figures and a fifth is hovering at nine goals. Last time out in a 12-7 win over Yale, sophomore Shannon Mangini had her best game as a collegian, with career highs in both goals (4) and points (5). She already has seven points in five games this season.
This is the first meeting between the schools.
The opening draw at Franklin Field is scheduled for 7 p.m. Live stats and a webcast will be available at www.GUHoyas.com.