Oct. 27, 2014
2015 ScheduleWASHINGTON -
The Georgetown University women's lacrosse squad released its 2015 schedule on Wednesday. The team will face six squads that finished 2014 ranked in the top 20 nationally as well as eight NCAA Tournament qualifiers. The Hoyas will have a good mix of strong opponents as well as some new conference foes as the coaching staff has once again put together a challenging slate.
Georgetown will start off 2015 by traveling to the University of Delaware on Feb. 15. A season ago, Georgetown downed the Blue Hens in the season opener at home by a score of 19-11. It will mark the fourth-consecutive season the Hoyas begin the year with Delaware.
The following weekend, the Hoyas will host an exhibition game against a national team as the squad welcomes the Wales/Scotland National Team to Multi-Sport Field for a 3 p.m., matchup. Georgetown Head Coach Ricky Fried is the head coach of the U.S. Women's National Team and is no stranger to international competition.
After a week of practice, the Blue & Gray will host the Princeton University Tigers on February 28 at Multi-Sport Field. The Tigers went to the NCAA Tournament last season and finished the year ranked No. 16. Last year, Georgetown defeated Princeton, 17-16, on the road with an overtime game winner by Caroline Tarzian (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City).
GU will travel to George Mason University on March 4. The last meeting was a 16-10 Hoya victory during the 2009 season.
The Blue & Gray will have its toughest stretch of the schedule facing seven NCAA Tournament teams and five ranked teams over the next eight games with four on the road and two in conference play.
Georgetown will host Towson University on March 7, facing an NCAA-Tournament qualifier. This will be the beginning of tough back-to-back homes games as GU welcomes Duke University which was No. 8 in the final poll and an NCAA Tournament quarterfinalist. The Hoyas fell to Towson last season, but came back to defeat Duke by a score of 11-10.
This will be followed by a game against the University of Pennsylvania in a neutral site game at Manhassett High School in Manhassett, N.Y., on March 14. The teams did a similar game last year in Owings Mills, Md. The Hoyas fell, 8-6. The Quakers finished the season ranked No. 10 in the final poll and went to the NCAA Tournament.
Back-to-back road games in Baltimore, Md., will follow as the Hoyas face a pair of NCAA Tournament team. Georgetown will face Johns Hopkins University on March 21. The Blue Jays finished the season ranked No. 15 and fell to the Hoyas in the NCAA Tournament by a score of 9-8 with Kelyn Freedman scoring the game winner in overtime. This will be followed by a matchup against Loyola University (Md.) on March 25. The Greyhounds were No. 9 in the final poll and defeated the Blue & Gray last season, 8-5.
Georgetown will open conference play with the BIG EAST's two newest members to the women's lacrosse conference. The Hoyas will open with Vanderbilt University at Multi-Sport Field on March 28. The Blue & Gray will travel to the University of Florida on April 4, the Gators were NCAA Tournament qualifiers a season ago.
In between the two newest conference members, the Hoyas will be tested hosting the reigning national champs, the University of Maryland, on April 1. The teams have not met since 2012 and it will also be the final non-conference game of the season.
From that point on, Georgetown will be in the thick of conference play. GU will travel to Villanova University on April 8, before returning home for home games against the University of Cincinnati (April 11) and the University of Connecticut (April 15). The game against Connecticut will be broadcast live on the BIG EAST Digital Network.
Georgetown's final road trip of the season will be a trip to Milwaukee, Wis., to face Marquette University on April 18. The Hoyas will close out regular season play on April 25 as the squad hosts Temple University at Multi-Sport Field.
The BIG EAST Tournament semifinals will be held on April 30 and the championship will be on May 2 with the location to be determined. The semifinals will be on the BIG EAST Digital Network and the Championship will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1 or FOX Sports 2.
Georgetown completed the 2014 season with a record of 11-9 and its second-consecutive NCAA Tournament berth. The Hoyas advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament and also appeared in the BIG EAST Tournament Championship Game. The team finished the season ranked No. 17 in the nation.