Georgetown Tripped Up By Lehigh

Freshman midfielder Maria McDonald.

Freshman midfielder Maria McDonald.

Sept. 13, 2013

WASHINGTON – The Hoyas (0-5) were back in action on Friday in a game against Lehigh (2-3) in Bethlehem, Pa at the Ulrich Sports Complex.  The game marked Georgetown’s second road game of a four game road stretch.

Georgetown fell to the Lehigh Mountain Hawks by a final score of 4-0.

Georgetown’s goalie Rosalie Nolen got her fifth consecutive start in goal for the Hoyas.

Lehigh got an early jump on the Blue & Gray 1:36 into the game when freshman forward Marissa Glatt scored her third goal of the season.  Glatt was assisted on a feed in front of the net by freshman forward Gabby Tofig to take a 1-0 lead.

Lehigh freshman forward Amanda Granger then took a long distance shot about 12 minutes into the game.  The shot deflected off Lehigh’s Gabby Tofig into the net which made the lead 2-0.

Lehigh took a 3-0 lead in the first half when Natalie Tacka scored her first goal of the season on a rebound after an initial save by GU goal keeper Rosalie Nolen.  A fair amount of traffic blocked Nolen from having clear vision of the play on the rebound goal.

Georgetown got some nice scoring opportunities when they got three penalty corners in the span of about a minute 29:01 into the game.

Despite allowing three goals in the first half, Nolen made six saves on nine shots on goal with a total of 18 shots faced.

In the second half, Georgetown scored on a shot that was eventually called back by the referee with about 14 minutes remaining in the second half.  GU continued the offensive pressure on two great looks by senior forward Katie Dempsey and sophomore back/midfielder Callie Hiner that were saved by Lehigh goalie Julia Ward, who was sprawled on her chest, desperately fighting off the scoring opportunities.



Lehigh stretched the lead to 4-0 late in the game when freshman midfielder Aislinn Bryan scored on a goal when she was assisted by junior Steph Fratoni.  Lehigh fired a succession of shots off a penalty corner that was too much for the Hoyas.

The Hoyas’ defense only allowed Nolen to face 11 shots in the second half as compared to the first half total of 18.  Rosalie Nolen finished the game with a total of 12 saves on the evening.

The Blue & Gray are next in action at noon on Sunday, Sept. 15 when they play at Cornell in Ithaca, N.Y.  It will be the Hoyas’ third road in a row and on the season.  They are in the midst of a four game road stretch.

Cornell won on Friday, 4-1, when they played St. Francis at home.  Cornell scored four unanswered goals to beat St. Francis.  Senior midfielder Hannah Balleza had two goals on the afternoon for the Big Red.