April 5, 2009

Still Rolling: Georgetown Crunches UConn

from press releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Georgetown University women's lacrosse squad cruised to a, 19-8, victory over the University of Connecticut Huskies (2-11, 2-3 BIG EAST) Sunday afternoon at Multi-Sport Field. The No. 8/6 Hoyas were coming off of just a day's rest after downing No. 7/8 Syracuse on Friday evening. With the win, Georgetown improves to 9-3 overall and 4-0 in the BIG EAST with three games remaining before the conference tournament.

The Hoyas opened the game with a 7-0 run including two goals from junior Ashby Kaestner (Trappe, Md./Saints Peter and Paul) as well as scores from Mary Beth Brophy (Berwyn, Pa./Archbishop Carroll) and Jacqueline Giles (Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron).

The Huskies tried to come back and chip away at the lead scoring a pair of goals less than a minute apart, but Kaestner added her third of the day and Molly Ford (Reisterstown, Md./Notre Dame Prep) found the back of the cage for the second time in the afternoon with 21 seconds left in the half to make it 9-2 at the break.

Freshman Erin Lovett (Wantagh, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial) gave Georgetown the eight-goal lead hitting in the first few minutes of the second half, but the Hoyas would go cold as UConn fought to get back in it. The Huskies put together a four-goal run to pull within four at the 18-minute mark.

Ford and Kaestner stopped the momentum with scores just four seconds apart to make it, 12-6, to get GU back on track.

In the final 12 minutes of the half, the Hoyas recorded a 7-1 run with goals from a number of different scorers. Sarah Seats (Baltimore, Md./Saint Paul's School) and Allie Hubschmann (Short Hills, N.J./Oak Knoll) tallied two each, while senior Megan Bloomer (Paoli, Pa./Conestoga) and freshman Kelly Barnes (St. David's, Pa./Radnor) both had one.

At the final horn the Hoyas had the decisive, 19-8, victory and improved to 4-0 in the BIG EAST.

Kaestner and Ford both had four goals on the afternoon to lead the Hoyas while Emma Kramer (Riverdale, Conn./Greenwich) and Kathleen Dwyer (Winnetka, Ill./Loyola Academy) notched their first assists of the season. GU outshot UConn, 46-22, and had eight more ground balls as well as seven fewer turnovers. However, the Huskies did hold a 15-14 advantage on the draw.

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