Sept. 19, 2015
LOCK HAVEN - After falling behind early, the Georgetown field hockey team could never quite catch up to Lock Haven and lost its first road game of the season, 4-1, on Saturday afternoon. Ending a three-game winning streak, the Hoyas fall to 3-3 on the season while the Bald Eagles move to 7-1 overall.
Lock Haven's Rachel Valentine scored two assisted goals while Lydia George and Noelle Kephart each netted a goal against the Hoyas.
Sophomore Megan Parsons (Chester Springs, Pa. / Villa Maria) was the lone scorer for the Blue & Gray, securing her first goal of the season.
"We dug ourselves into a hole early in the first half by allowing two goals within a minute of each other," Georgetown Head Coach Shannon Soares said. "We fought back well, putting them under a significant amount of pressure in the latter part of the first half and were able to make it a 2-1 match at the half. We struggled to make the proper adjustments moving into and throughout the second half and a talented Lock Haven capitalized off our mistakes, scoring two more goals. We will need to turn the page quickly as we prepare to play a competitive Lehigh team tomorrow in Bethlehem."
Despite having a 6-3 shot advantage, the Hoyas found themselves down 2-0, seven minutes into the first half as Lock Haven's Tamia Roach assisted Valentine on back-to-back goals.
Georgetown answered with a goal from Parsons, cutting Lock Haven's lead, 2-1. Defender Devin Holmes (Fleetville, Pa./ Wyoming Seminary) found Parsons with a hard pass into the circle, who then secured the goal off the far post at the 15:23 mark.
Sarah Butterfield (Bridgewater, N.J. / Oak Knoll) followed up with consecutive shots, but could not find the back of the net, keeping the score in favor of Lock Haven at the end of the first half. Overall, Butterfield led Georgetown with four shots.
In the opening minutes of the second half, Lock Haven extended its lead to 3-1, with a goal from Kephart. The Bald Eagles put up their final goal at the 49:02 mark as George dribbled through the circle for her first goal of the season.
Georgetown fought Lock Haven's offensive attack with five saves from BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week, Rachel Skonecki (Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Red Land). The Hoyas's defensive also limited Lock Haven to one penalty corner for the entire game.
The Hoyas will look to bounce back tomorrow as they travel to Bethlehem, Pa. to take on Lehigh at noon.