April 16, 2016
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's lacrosse squad (5-8, 3-1) won its second consecutive game this week, defeating Cincinnati, 10-5, at Gettler Stadium. Junior attacker Coleen Lovett (Wantagh, N.Y./Wantagh) netted a team-high three goals to lead the Hoyas to its third conference victory this season.
The Blue & Gray opened with a five-goal burst, maintaining the lead for the entire game. The Hoyas outshot Cincinnati, 26-16, and won 10-of 16 draws.
Georgetown tallied five goals in the first 19 minutes for the 5-0 lead. Midfielder Kristen Bandos (Bryn Mawr, Pa./Academy of Notre Dame of Namur) ignited the run on a free-position shot at 27:01. The senior claimed the ensuing draw control, allowing senior attacker Corinne Etchison (Eldersburg, Md./McDonogh School) to find the back of the net off an assist from freshman attacker Francesca Whitehurst (Baltimore, Md./Roland Park Country School) just 11 seconds later.
Bandos kept the run alive with her second goal of the game, also on a free-position shot. Lovett followed up with an unassisted shot at 15:58. Four minutes later a Bearcat turnover made way for a goal from graduate attacker Morgan Rubin (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr School). The goal was assisted by sophomore midfielder Sarah Cheney (Loudonville, N.Y./Shaker).
Cincinnati halted the GU run, capitalizing off of a ground ball from Kyara Cin Byner at 10:20. Maintaining possession, Maria Collacchi caged the Bearcats first goal of the game at 10:14.
CU added one more goal at the 6:57 mark, but Georgetown answered just seconds later with a unassisted goal from Whitehurst.
Trailing 6-2, Cincinnati tacked on two runs at the 4:05 and 2:03 marks to cut its deficit to 6-4 before the end of the half.
The two teams opened the final frame in a slower pace as the game went scoreless for the first 10 minutes. Garnering its third position shot of the game, Georgetown ignited for four-straight goals in a 15 minute span. Sophomore midfielder Georgia Tunney (Towson, Md./Notre Dame Prep) and Whitehurst converted on unassisted shots, while Lovett connected with Etchison and Bandos for her second and third goal of the games.
Georgetown built a 10-4 lead with only five minutes left to play in the game. Cincinnati added one last goal at 4:15, providing the final score of 10-5.
The Hoyas stay on the road for a midweek matchup against the University of Connecticut on Wednesday, April 20. Opening draw is set for 3 p.m. with live stats available through www.guhoyas.com.