April 8, 2011

Hoyas Beat Cincy; Climb Back to .500

from press release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The No. 18 Georgetown University women's lacrosse squad put together a big win over the University of Cincinnati Bearcats (2-9, 0-3 BIG EAST) on a rainy Friday at Multi-Sport Field. The Hoyas had 13 different players score a point as GU went on to win, 17-2, to improve to 5-5 overall and 3-0 in BIG EAST play.

"I was happy that today was a total team victory," said Head Coach Ricky Fried. "We had 13 players score a point and had a lot of people step up and contribute."

Georgetown was dominant from the opening draw as senior captain Jordy Kirr (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr School) scored the first two goals of the game in the first six minutes. Senior Jacqueline Giles (Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron) and classmate Kathleen Dwyer (Winnetka, Ill./Loyola Academy) both found the back of the cage, before freshman Hannah Franklin (Phoenix, Md./McDonogh School) and classmate Kelyn Freedman (Newtown Square, Pa./Radnor) combined for the next three as GU took a 7-0 lead.

In the final eight minutes of the half, the Hoyas built an 11-0 advantage on scores by senior Mary Beth Brophy (Berwyn, Pa./Archbishop Carroll) and sophomores Dina Jackson (Potomac, Md./Bullis) and Evan O'Neill (Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J./Northern Highlands) as well as Dwyer.

Georgetown scored six more goals in the seconds half as every available player saw action on the field. Jackson notched her second of the game at 29:13 and classmate Sophia Thomas (Lutherville, Md./Maryvale Prep) made it 13-0. Rounding out the scorers were Mary Wittelsberger (Parkton, Md./Hereford), Kelsi Bozel (Hunt Valley, Md./Notre Dame Prep), Maggie Brown (Woodside, Calif./Menlo School) and Molly Early (Radnor, Pa./Radnor) making Georgetown's final tally 17 goals.

Cincinnati avoided the shutout scoring a pair of goals in the final six minutes making the final score, 17-2.

Georgetown outshot the Bearcats, 38-8, and picked up 19 ground balls to Cincy's 15. The Hoyas also pulled in 15 draw controls. Kirr, Giles, Dwyer and Wittelsberger all notched three points in the contest.

The Blue & Gray will be back in action on Sunday as the Hoyas host Louisville at 1 p.m., at North Kehoe Field. Live stats and a webcast featuring Chuck Timanus will be available at www.GUHoyas.com. The game will be televised on tape delay on Verizon FiOS.

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