March 3, 2015
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's lacrosse squad (0-2) will host the George Mason University Patriots (2-1) on Wednesday afternoon at Multi-Sport Field in a 6 p.m. matchup. The game was moved to Georgetown from Fairfax, Va., due to poor field conditions.
The Blue & Gray fell, 11-7, to the No. 11/11 Princeton University Tigers (3-0) in the team's home opener on Saturday at Multi-Sport Field. The Hoyas allowed a late first-half Tiger run which was too much to overcome despite a solid second-half effort.
Senior attacker Caroline Tarzian (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) had the hat trick for the game, while sophomore attacker Colleen Lovett (Wantagh, N.Y./Wantagh) added two goals.
The Hoyas were outshot, 28-26, but held a 17-12 advantage in the second half. Both squads committed nine turnovers, but draw controls made the difference as Princeton pulled in 12 and GU managed eight.
Sophomore goalkeeper Maddy Fisher (Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron) took the loss in the cage with eight saves on the afternoon.
Lovett is leading the Hoyas in scoring with three goals and one assist on the season for four points. She is followed by Tarzian who has three goals for the year. Senior midfielder Lauren Schwalje (Setauket, N.Y./St. Anthony's) and freshman midfielder Hannah Seibel (Hanover, N.H./Hanover) round out the top four with two points apiece.
Senior defender Megan Marinelli (Northport, N.Y./Northport) leads the squad in draw controls with four and junior attacker Corinne Etchison (Eldersburg, Md./McDonogh School) has picked up a team-best five ground balls. Seibel, Marinelli and senior defender Adrianne Devine (Loudonville, N.Y./Shaker) have each posted two caused turnovers on the defensive end of the field.
Fisher has seen a majority of the minutes in the cage with 11 saves to her credit.
The Patriots are coming into the game on a two-game win streak following a 10-5 decision at Mount St. Mary's last Wednesday. Jacquelyn Spalding leads Mason with 12 points on eight goals and four assists. Caitlin McGinn and Melissa Lobaccaro have contributed five goals each.
The Hoyas are 11-0 all-time against the Patriots and 5-0 at home. The last meeting was a 16-10 victory in Fairfax during the 2009 season. The last home meeting was a 14-7 Georgetown win in February 2008.
The opening draw is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Multi-Sport Field. Live stats and a webcast will be available through www.GUHoyas.com.