April 11, 2009

Hoyas Grind Out Win Over Louisville

from press release

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The No. 6 Georgetown University women's lacrosse squad continued to roll in the BIG EAST Saturday afternoon with a, 15-11, victory over the University of Louisville Cardinals (7-5, 1-4 BIG EAST) at U of L Stadium. Despite some tense moments in the second half, the Hoyas pulled out the win to improve to 10-3 overall and a perfect 5-0 in the BIG EAST.

Jordy Kirr (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr School) started it off for the Hoyas with a goal less than two minutes in, however, Louisville matched it immediately. Erin Lovett (Wantagh, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial) and Kirr added scores off of free position shots, while Ashby Kaestner (Trappe, Md./Saints Peter and Paul) and Megan Bloomer (Paoli, Pa./Conestoga) managed to find the back of the cage by cutting through the middle giving the Hoyas a four-goal advantage and forcing a Cardinal timeout at 16:15.

Georgetown continued to shoot and connect as Sarah Seats (Baltimore, Md./St. Paul's School) tallied her tenth goal of the year. However, Louisville ended the five-goal run with a pair of their own making the score, 6-3, midway through the half.

Mary Beth Brophy (Berwyn, Pa./Archbishop Carroll) moved the lead back to four with another eight-meter, but once again Louisville responded. Molly Ford (Reisterstown, Md./Notre Dame Prep) added two more and Brophy hit her second of the game to go into the break with Georgetown leading, 10-4.

It was Louisville that started the scoring in the second half with a pair of quick goals, but Ford ended the momentum with two of her own.

Midway through, the Cards went on a 3-0 run to pull within three goals. After allowing U of L back in it, Kaestner took a quick step to the right next to the cage and fired a shot past the keeper to put Georgetown back in control.

Kirr scored her second free position shot of the day, but a yellow card allowed Louisville the opportunity to get it right back.

With seven minutes remaining, Georgetown began the stall and almost ran it to perfection. However, when Louisville got a chance on offense, the team took advantage by adding one more score from sophomore Bergen Foley.

In the closing minute, the Hoyas gained possession and kept it as Kirr scored to make the final, 15-11.

Kirr and Ford led GU with four goals each and Kirr added an assist for five points in the game. Kaestner and Brophy both added two scores for the Hoyas. Georgetown outshot Louisville, 37-33, and had an 18-9 advantage on draw controls. Caitlin Formby (Towson, Md./Notre Dame Prep) had the win in goal with 12 saves to her credit.

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