Sept. 23, 2016
WASHINGTON - Statistically speaking, the Georgetown field hockey team played No. 17 Old Dominion pretty even, but the Lady Monarchs scored five goals on 12 shots to post a 5-0 victory over the Hoyas Friday at Cooper Field.
Despite the loss, Georgetown (2-7, 0-2 BIG EAST) has won five of its last eight games at home.
ODU held a slim 12-9 edge in shots and a 4-3 margin penalty corners. However, the Hoyas outshot the Lady Monarchs 8-6 in the second half while holding a 3-1 advantage in penalty corners.
Old Dominion scored three goals on just six second-half shots, including two by leading scorer Danielle Grega who picked up her fourth and fifth goals of the season.
Meg Byas gave the Lady Monarchs a 1-0 lead just over nine minutes into the game on a blast from the top of the circle before Carrie Sensenig doubled the lead with her first goal of the year less than 10 minutes later.
The Georgetown defense kept ODU off the scoreboard for the next 23:17 until Grega found the back of the cage for the first time, dribbling into the circle and sliding the ball inside the near post.
Less than two minutes later, Casey Dolan scored on a rebound after a defensive save by senior Molly Thompson (Ann Arbor, Mich./Ann Arbor Pioneer). For Thompson, it was her second defensive save of the season and the eighth of her career, moving her into a tie for seventh place on the Hoyas' all-time list with senior Devin Holmes (Fleetville, Pa./Wyoming Seminary).
Grega capped the scoring with 6:28 remaining with a lob shot from the top of the circle over the head of senior Rachel Skonecki (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Red Land).
Freshman Michaela Bruno (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) led Georgetown with five shots on goal while sophomore Helena Masiello (East Greensbush, N.Y./Columbia) had two. The duo has combined for four goals and 10 points this season.
Skonecki finished with one save while her counterpart, Kealsie Robles, had five.
The Hoyas return to action on Sunday when they welcome Lehigh to Cooper Field for a nonconference contest beginning at 1 p.m. Georgetown won last year's meeting against the Mountain Hawks, 1-0.