April 1, 2014
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - The No. 19/RV Georgetown University women's lacrosse team (3-7) fell just shy tonight in an 8-6 loss to the No. 12/12 University of Pennsylvania Quakers (6-2) in a neutral-site game played at the McDonogh School in Owings Mills, Md., in the final non-conference game of the season.
Kelyn Freedman opened the scoring with an unassisted goal less than 10 minutes in. On the other end of the field, the defense came up with some big stops in the first 10 minutes of the game. However, the Quakers eventually found a way to tie it at 18:10.
After long possessions by both squads, it was Penn that hit the back of the cage to make it 2-1 with 10:54 remaining in the half. The Blue & Gray found the equalizer four minutes later as Farrell hit a goal on the right side after GU controlled the pace of the game.
Colleen Lovett made it 3-2 after the Hoya defense forced a turnover on the ride, but Penn answered once again. In the final minute, Freedman tallied her second of the game to make it 4-3 in favor of the Blue & Gray going into the break.
The Quakers got on the board first in the second half to tie it at four at 23:43 and then took the lead less than a minute later. The goals sparked a 5-0 run, giving Penn its largest lead of the game as GU looked to counter.
Meghan Farrell stopped the momentum at 12:55 on an assist from Corinne Etchison (Eldersburg, Md./McDonogh School) but the Hoyas had a long way to go.
At 5:22, Freedman cut the deficit to two on a free position goal notching her third of the contest, a team best. However, the Quakers would hold the Hoyas scoreless over the final five minutes giving Penn the 8-6 decision.
Maddy Fisher (Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron) played all 60 minutes in the cage, taking the loss, and recording four saves on the day.
The Hoyas close out non-conference play with a mark of 3-6 overall.
Georgetown will get back into BIG EAST Conference play on Saturday as the squad hosts the Marquette University Golden Eagles at noon at Multi-Sport Field. Live stats and a webcast will be available through www.GUHoyas.com.