Sept. 25, 2015
TOWSON, Md. - Despite pushing into its second overtime game of the season with a 17-7 shot advantage, the Georgetown field hockey team fell to the Towson Tigers, 2-1, on Friday night. The Hoyas move to 4-4 on the season while the Tigers push to 2-7 overall.
Georgetown played solid all around in the first half, as the Hoyas put up a leading eight shots, limiting Towson to only four. However, Towson took a 1-0 lead over GU after Tiger Stacey Mackintosh scored her second goal of the season at the 19:31 mark.
The Hoyas continued to put pressure on the Tiger defense and tied the game four minutes later. Senior Sarah Butterfield (Bridgewater, N.J. / Oak Knoll) scored the equalizer, converting on a penalty corner for her second goal of the season with less than 12 minutes left to play in the first half.
The defense for both programs finished the half with a scoreless back-and-forth battle.
Coming back from intermission, Georgetown continued to put pressure on the Tiger defense, posting eight more shots in the second half. Pacing the Hoya offense were Butterfield with seven shots, Emily Weinberg (Shaker Heights, Ohio / Hathaway Brown) with four, Aliyah Graves-Brown (Harrisburg, Pa. / Harrisburg Academy) with two and Megan Parsons (Chester Springs, Pa. / Villa Maria) and Devin Holmes (Fleetville, Pa./ Wyoming Seminary) with one apiece.
Neither team would score in the second half, as the game went into overtime.
Both teams had an opportunity to end the game within the first four minutes of overtime, but could not capitalize, until Tiger Morgan Skavdahl secured the victory for Towson with a goal from the top of the circle at the 77:04 mark. Skavdahl's game-winning shot was assisted by Jenney Heather.
The Hoyas will look to bounce back on Sunday, when they host Siena at noon at Multi-Sport Field. Live stats and streaming for the game can be found at www.guhoyas.com.