April 7, 2015
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's lacrosse squad (2-9, 1-1 BIG EAST) will continue BIG EAST Conference play this week with a matchup at Villanova University (7-4, 2-0 BIG EAST) on Wednesday evening at Villanova Stadium in Villanova, Pa.
On Saturday, GU fell, 18-4, to the No. 8/9 University of Florida Gators (9-4, 3-0) 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.
Senior attacker Caroline Tarzian (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) and Lovett lead the Hoyas in scoring with 19 points apiece. Tarzian has 14 goals and five assists, while Lovett has managed 13 goals and a squad-best six assists. Junior midfielder Kristen Bandos (Bryn Mawr, Pa./Academy of Notre Dame of Namur) has scored 14 points on 13 goals and one assist to round out the top three.
Junior midfielder Kelsey Perselay (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) leads the squad with 19 draw controls, while senior defender Casey McGowan (West Islip, N.Y./West Islip) has picked up a team-best 22 ground balls. Senior defender Adrianne Devine (Loudonville, N.Y./Shaker) has also posted 16 caused turnovers on the defensive end of the field.
Fisher has seen a majority of the minutes in the cage with 60 saves to her credit.
Villanova kept their perfect record at home and against conference opponents in their 18-4 victory against the Cincinnati Bearcats on Saturday afternoon in Villanova Stadium. The victory marks the largest deficit the Wildcats have created all season.
Villanova posted nine goals from six different players in the first half before Cincinnati was finally able to respond tallying their first goal with only 2:49 remaining in the half. The `Cats would ultimately sneak in three more goals before sending Cincinnati into the locker room under a 12-1 deficit.
The Hoyas are 12-5 all-time against the Wildcats and have won the past 11 meetings. Last season, Georgetown took the 13-2 decision at Multi-Sport Field. In the last meeting in Pennsylvania, the Blue & Gray managed the 6-5 victory. GU is 6-3 on the road against the `Cats.
The opening draw is scheduled for 7 p.m. Live stats and a webcast will be available at www.GUHoyas.com.