April 4, 2015
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The Georgetown University women's lacrosse squad (2-9, 1-1 BIG EAST) fell to the No. 8/9 University of Florida Gators (9-4, 3-0) in a BIG EAST Conference matchup on Saturday afternoon at Donald R. Dizney Stadium in Gainesville, Fla.
Four different Hoyas scored and two tallied assists on the offensive end of the field. Sophomore attacker Colleen Lovett (Wantagh, N.Y./Wantagh) led the way with a goal and an assist.
The Hoyas were outshot by the Gators, 32-17, and fell short on the draw with 11 to Florida's 13. UF held the 26-20 advantage on ground balls and GU forced 10 Gator turnovers while committing 19.
Sophomore goalkeeper Maddy Fisher (Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron) took the loss in the cage with six saves in the contest. Junior goalkeeper Megan McDonald (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) had two saves in 13 minutes in the net.
The Gators scored off the opening draw just 16 seconds into the game. This sparked a 5-0 run on as many possessions forcing an early Hoya timeout. Georgetown had a long possession, but couldn't get off a shot and the Florida offense scored quickly.
The game settled in and the defense came up with some stops, but Florida managed to add one more before the Blue & Gray could get on the board. Freshman attacker Amanda Ignacio (Cooksville, Md./Mount de Sales Academy) nailed the free position attempt to make it 6-1 ten minutes into the game.
Florida tallied another off of the next draw control, but the Hoya defense tightened up and began to force turnovers.
At 7:03, senior attacker Caroline Tarzian (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) curled left and fired past the keeper to make it 8-2 as the game settled.
Over the final 15 minutes of play, the Georgetown defense held the Gators scoreless, but were unable to really chip away at the lead. In the final 10 seconds of the first half, Florida forced a turnover and scored to make it 9-2 going into the break.
The Gators opened the scoring early in the second half sparking a 5-0 run. At 13:32, GU scored its first goal of the half as senior attacker Sammy Giordano (Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood) was awarded a free position and she passed to Lovett next to the cage on the left side who went it in.
Florida answered right back with another 4-0 run and a late goal from junior attacker Corinne Etchison (Eldersburg, Md./McDonogh School) with the assist from Lovett wasn't enough. The Gators hit their final tally with two seconds remaining to make the final 18-4.
The Hoyas will continue BIG EAST play on Wednesday at Villanova University in a 7 p.m., matchup. Live stats and a webcast will be available at www.GUHoyas.com.