March 27, 2018
WASHINGTON - The No. 24/RV Georgetown University women's lacrosse team (5-3) will make the short trip to the No. 2/3 University of Maryland Terrapins in a nonconference battle on Wednesday evening in College Park, Md. The opening draw is scheduled for 6 p.m. This will be the first road contest for the Blue & Gray since February 24.
The contest will be broadcast live on ESPNU with GU alum Sheehan Stanwick Burch and Jay Alter calling the action.
On Saturday, the Hoyas fell, 16-11, to the then-No. 6/6 University of Florida Gators in a BIG EAST matchup at Cooper Field. A late 7-0 run by the Gators was too much for GU to overcome as the Hoyas picked up their first conference loss of the season. Junior attacker Taylor Gebhardt (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker) led the way with four goals and one assist for five points in the contest as six Hoyas tallied a point in the game. Senior midfielder Hannah Seibel (Hanover, N.H./Hanover) managed three goals along with a pair of caused turnovers, while junior midfielder Francesca Whitehurst (Baltimore, Md./Roland Park Country School) posted two goals as well as four draw controls.
The Hoyas were outshot, 36-29, and pulled in 13 draw controls to Florida's 16. Georgetown committed 19 turnovers while forcing 15 from the Gators. Junior goalkeeper Haelle Chomo (Naples, Fla./Barron Collier) had eight saves to her credit in the cage.
Gebhardt and sophomore attacker Emily Ehle (Baldwinsville, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy) lead the offense with 27 points apiece. Gebhardt has tallied a team-high 24 goals with three assists, while Ehle has 10 goals and a squad-best 17 assists on the year. They are followed by sophomore attacker Michaela Bruno (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) who is third with 20 goals along with five assists for 25 points.
Whitehurst has pulled in 44 draw controls to go along with 12 goals and five assists for 17 points to tie Seibel, while sophomore midfielder Natalie Lynch (Smithtown, N.Y./Smithtown West) has 10 goals, four assists, 23 draw controls and a team-high seven caused turnovers.
In goal, Chomo has played a majority of the minutes with 65 saves on the season.
The No. 2/3 Terps are 8-1 on the season and defeated then-No. 4 James Madison, 15-12, on Saturday in College Park. The win marked Maryland's fourth victory over a top-10 opponent this season and second over a top-5 squad. The Terps have faced ranked foes in six of their nine games this season, posting a 5-1 record. Maryland is led by Megan Whittle who has 46 points on the season with 36 goals and 10 assists. Seven Terps are currently scoring in double figures.
The Hoyas are 4-23 all-time against the Terps and 3-10 in College Park. Last season, the Blue & Gray fell on the Hilltop, 17-13. In the last meeting at Maryland, GU lost 18-8 during the 2016 season. The last Hoya victory was an 11-10 overtime win on the road in 2006.
The game will be broadcast live on ESPNU and live stats will be available at www.GUHoyas.com.