Oct. 15, 2017
WASHINGTON - Despite sophomore Lindsay Getz's (Northfield, Ill./Loyola Academy) late goal to tie the game in Sunday's matchup against Lehigh, the Georgetown field hockey squad could not come back to defeat the Mountain Hawks in Bethlehem, Pa. The Hoyas dropped a 3-2 decision in a nonconference game, making them 8-7 overall and 1-4 in BIG EAST play.
Freshman Anna Farley (Bel Air, Md./Bel Air) tallied the first goal of the game as she was assisted by freshman Cami Osborne (Newtown Square, Pa./Academy of Notre Dame de Namur). Farley found the opportunity off of a rebound of a penalty corner. This marks Farley's fourth goal this season and Osborne's second assist.
Four minutes after the first goal of the game, Lehigh's leading scorer Teresa Carotenuto evened the game 1-1. Shortly after Lehigh's first goal, Carotenuto scored again, giving the Mountain Hawks a 2-1 lead. The leading scorer managed to get both shots past Georgetown's junior goalkeeper Chloe Verwiel (New Hope, Pa./New Hope-Solebury) with low shots near the top of the circle.
The Mountain Hawks remained in the lead for the rest of the first half and most of the second half until Getz tied the game, 2-2. Getz scored her eighth goal of the season with an assist by freshman Jax van der Veen's (Exton, Pa./The Agnes Irwin School) who tallied her sixth assist this season.
With exactly seven minutes left in the game, Lehigh took the lead again and notched the game winner when Drew Pecora fired a shot past Verwiel. The Blue & Gray tried to come back in the final few minutes of the game, but could not capitalize on any shots.
The Hoyas outshot the Mountain Hawks 21-16, but held an 11-5 advantage in penalty corners. Georgetown is currently in third place in the NCAA for most penalty corners per game. The Blue & Gray averages 9.23 penalty corners per game, while No. 3 University of Virginia leads with 10.69 and No. 1 UConn has 9.77 per game.
The Blue & Gray remains on the road next weekend when the team plays No. 1 UConn on Saturday, October 21, and then on Sunday at Sacred Heart.