Hoyas Drop Decision at Cornell, 3-1

Sophomore midfielder Louise Chakejian.

Sophomore midfielder Louise Chakejian.

Sept. 15, 2013

WASHINGTON – The Hoyas’ (0-6) field hockey squad played their third straight road game on Sunday in Ithaca, N.Y. against the Cornell Big Red (2-2).

Georgetown dropped the decision by a final score of 3-1.

Cornell’s Elly Plappert, a senior forward, scored the first goal of the game and her first goal of the season 14:29 into the game.  The goal came off a rebound save by GU goalie Rosalie Nolen, who got her sixth start of the season on Sunday.

Cornell added on their second goal 14 minutes later at 28:51 to take a 2-0 lead.  Sophomore midfielder Taylor Standiford assisted freshman forward Georgia Lord on the goal.  Lord scored on a quick restart after a Georgetown foul.

The Cornell Big Red took the 2-0 lead into the half.

Georgetown responded 19:04 into the second half when sophomore forward Sarah Butterfield scored her third goal of the season.  Freshman forward Aliyah Graves got her second assist of the season on the play.  Butterfield and Graves took advantage of a scrum in front of the net to connect on the play to get the Hoyas within 1.

Cornell stretched the lead back to 2 when freshman forward Katy Weeks scored on a rebound after an initial save by Rosalie Nolen.  The goal came about 10 minutes after Georgetown’s goal and with about 5 minutes left in regulation.

Hoya sophomore midfielder Louise Chakejian gave the Blue & Gray a great look with 1:27 left in the game on a shot that was blocked by Cornell.

The game ended with Cornell on top by a final score of 3-1. 



GU goal keeper Rosalie Nolen had 10 saves on the day.

The Hoyas limited Cornell to only nine penalty corners.

Sarah Butterfield leads the Blue & Gray with three goals and six points.

Georgetown next plays Fri., Sept. 20 in Providence, R.I. against Providence at 7 p.m.  It is the Hoyas’ first BIG EAST conference game of the season.  Providence is 3-3 on the season with an overtime win against Northwestern, a win at home against Holy Cross and a win at New Hampshire.  The Friars most recently lost on Sun., Sept. 15 when they played at Boston University.  Boston defeated Providence in overtime by a final score of 2-1.

Providence junior forward Daniella Bernasconi leads the Friars with eight goals; good for 16 points.  The next closest Providence player has a total of three points.  Bernasconi has scored eight of the Friars’ 11 total goals on the season and leads them with 12 shot attempts.

Providence’s junior goal keeper Deidra Clymer has played every minute for the Friars (488:33) in her six starts.  She has 10 goals against with an average of 1.60 goals against per game.  Clymer has 28 saves on the season and one shutout which came against Holy Cross.

After playing Providence on the road, the Hoyas then return home to play Holy Cross at the University of Maryland’s Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex on Sun., Sept. 22 at 4 p.m. in College Park, Md.