Feb. 21, 2017
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's lacrosse squad (1-2) will host the No. 17/18 Towson University Tigers (1-2) on Wednesday afternoon at Cooper Field. The opening draw is scheduled for 4 p.m. Additionally on Tuesday, sophomore midfielder Francesca Whitehurst (Baltimore, Md./Roland Park Country School) was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll for her efforts over the past two games.
Whitehurst posted seven goals, one assist and 12 draw controls in a 1-1 week for the Blue & Gray.
On Wednesday, the Hoyas used a balanced attack to down the George Washington University Colonials, 16-5, at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex. Whitehurst led the way with a career-high five goals and one assist as well as 10 draw controls in the contest as the Hoyas pulled away in the second half. On Saturday, GU's comeback fell short in a 17-13 loss to the No. 2/2 University of Maryland Terrapins. Whitehurst managed two goals, two draw controls and a ground ball in the contest.
This is Whitehurst's first weekly award this season and the third of her career. It is also the first weekly award of the 2017 campaign for the Blue & Gray.
Sophomore attacker Taylor Gebhardt (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker) leads the team in scoring with 10 points on six goals and a squad-best four assists this season. Whitehurst has nine points on the year with seven goals and two assists, while sophomore attacker Morgan Ryan (Maplewood, N.J./Oak Knoll School) rounds out the top three with seven goals over the first three games.
On defense, senior goalkeeper Maddy Fisher (Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron) has 25 saves to her credit after stopping 14 shots in a season-opening loss to Delaware. Senior defender Jenny Schwalje (Setauket, N.Y./St. Anthony's) has forced a team-best nine caused turnovers.
The Tigers are 1-2 on the season, but faced two ranked opponents. On Wednesday, the squad downed UMBC, 20-5, for the first win of the 2017 campaign. Sophomore attacker Carly Tellekamp was named the CAA Player of the Week on Tuesday. Tellekamp had a huge day to lead Towson over UMBC. She tallied a career-high six goals on seven shots and added one assist for a career-high seven points in the contest.
Georgetown is 10-10 all-time against the Tigers with a record of 7-6 at home. Last year, the Hoyas fell, 8-7, in Maryland as Towson scored a pair of late goals to get the victory. Morgan Rubin and Kristen Bandos each had two goals in the contest. In the last meeting in The District, the Blue & Gray lost, 13-10, during the 2015 season.
The draw is scheduled for 4 p.m. Live stats and a webcast featuring Jeremy Huber and Monika Moore will be available at www.GUHoyas.com.