March 13, 2015
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's lacrosse squad (1-4) will travel to Philadelphia, Pa., on Saturday to play the No. 13/13 University of Pennsylvania Quakers (5-0) in a 4 p.m. matchup at Franklin Field. The game was originally scheduled at Manhassett High School in Manhassett, N.Y., but recent snowfall forced officials to move the matchup to Franklin Field.
Georgetown lost, 12-4, to the No. 4/3 Duke University Blue Devils on Wednesday afternoon at Multi-Sport Field. The Hoya defense couldn't match the potent Blue Devil offense to fall to its second ranked opponent of the season.
Senior attacker Caroline Tarzian (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) led the Hoyas with two goals, while freshman midfielder Hannah Seibel (Hanover, N.H./Hanover) and senior midfielder Lauren Schwalje (Setauket, N.Y./St. Anthony's) scored a goal apiece.
The Hoyas were outshot by the Blue Devils, 29-20, and fell short on the draw with eight to Duke's 10. Duke held the 18-15 advantage on ground balls and GU forced 13 Blue Devil turnovers while committing 15.
Sophomore goalkeeper Maddy Fisher (Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron) took the loss in the cage despite a good day in net with nine saves in the contest.
Tarzian is leading the Hoyas in scoring with a squad-high eight goals and two assists on the season for 10 points, while sophomore attacker Colleen Lovett (Wantagh, N.Y./Wantagh) has 10 points on six goals and a team-best four assists. Junior midfielder Kristen Bandos (Bryn Mawr, Pa./Academy of Notre Dame of Namur) has tallied six goals on the season and junior attacker Corinne Etchison (Eldersburg, Md./McDonogh School) has five goals and one assist for six points to round out the top four.
Junior midfielder Kelsey Perselay (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) leads the squad with seven draw controls, while senior defender Casey McGowan (West Islip, N.Y./West Islip) has picked up a team-best 14 ground balls. Senior defender Adrianne Devine (Loudonville, N.Y./Shaker) has also posted 10 caused turnovers on the defensive end of the field.
Fisher has seen a majority of the minutes in the cage with 24 saves to her credit.
Penn is off to its best start since the 2011 team went 6-0 to open the season. Overall, Penn has won its last eight regular season games dating back to the conclusion of last season -- the longest regular season winning streak for Penn since the Quakers won nine in a row over parts of the 2010 and 2011 campaigns. The Quakers are one of nine schools yet to suffer a loss in 2015. Penn's five wins without a defeat are fifth-most among the remaining unbeaten teams.
Junior attacker Nina Corcoran leads the Quakers in total points with 24, while senior attacker Tory Bensen is fifth in the nation in goals-per-game with 3.80. Her 19 goals through five games are the most by any Ivy League player and ranks 25th overall in the country.
Georgetown is 1-1 against the Quakers with the lone win coming on March 21, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pa., by a score of 11-9. Last year, the Hoyas fell, 8-6, at McDonogh School in Owings Mills, Md., in a neutral-site matchup. Kelyn Freedman had a hat trick in the game, and Meghan Farrell added two goals. Fisher played all 60 minutes in the cage with four saves for the contest.
The opening draw is scheduled for 4 p.m. at Franklin Field. Live stats and a webcast will be available through www.GUHoyas.com.