Feb. 14, 2015
WASHINGTON - The No. 16/20 Georgetown University women's lacrosse team (0-1) fell, 17-5, in its season opener at the University of Delaware (1-0) on Saturday afternoon at Delaware Stadium. The Blue Hens opened the scoring in the first minute, and Georgetown never had an opportunity to recover to drop the first game of the year.
Five different players scored for the Hoyas with sophomore attacker Colleen Lovett (Wantagh, N.Y./Wantagh) tallying a goal and an assist. Georgetown was outshot, 30-14, and pulled in 11 draw controls to Delaware's 12. The difference was in giveaways as GU committed 19 turnovers and the Blue Hens just 10.
Sophomore goalkeeper Maddy Fisher (Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron) took the loss in the cage with three saves in 24:45 minutes played, junior Megan McDonald (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) played 35:15 minutes and managed five stops in the contest.
Delaware opened the game with a goal less than a minute in which sparked a 4-0 run before the Hoyas could get on the board. At 22:05, senior midfielder Mollie Caputo (Manlius, N.Y./Fayetteville Manlius) stopped the run, but the Blue & Gray had an uphill battle.
The Blue Hens and Hoyas traded goals over the next few minutes as Lovett tallied her score at 20:39, and junior attacker Corinne Etchison (Eldersburg, Md./McDonogh School) found the back of the cage at 17:07 to cut the lead to three, 6-3. However, Delaware came back with five-consecutive goals over a nine-minute span to take the 11-3 lead.
Georgetown kept fighting with back-to-back goals by seniors Lauren Schwalje (Setauket, N.Y./St. Anthony's) and Sammy Giordano (Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood), but the Blue Hens managed one more before the end of the half to make it 12-5 at the break.
The Blue & Gray tried to get back in it in the second half, but the offense went cold scoring no goals in the final 30 minutes. Delaware netted five over the stanza to put the game out of reach as the Hoyas eventually fell, 17-5.
The Hoyas will host the Scottish National Team next weekend in an exhibition game next weekend at Multi-Sport Field. The opening draw is scheduled for 3 p.m. That will be the final exhibition game of the season as the Blue & Gray hosts Princeton University on Feb. 28 at Multi-Sport Field. Live stats and a webcast will be available for that contest.