Hoyas Host Towson Before Traveling to Lock Haven

The Hoyas are looking for their first win of the season.

The Hoyas are looking for their first win of the season.

Sep 5, 2013

WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University field hockey squad is set to host the Towson University Tigers on Fri., Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. at the University of Maryland’s Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex.  This is the only 7 p.m. home start for the Hoyas all season.

Georgetown dropped its first two home games against Davidson and Rider this season.  In the loss to Rider, the Hoyas’ defense stepped up in the second half to control the tempo of the game and the pace of Rider’s offense.  After allowing 24 shots and 16 corners to Rider in the first half, the Blue & Gray limited the Broncs to six shots, four corners and no goals in the second half.  

Sophomore Sarah Butterfield scored GU’s first goal of the season in the home game against Rider.  She was assisted by freshman Aliyah Graves who tallied her first points as a member of Georgetown.

Aliyah Graves leads the Hoyas with three shots followed by freshman Maria McDonald and junior Brooke Simone who both have taken two shots each.  Sarah Butterfield scored on her lone shot attempt. Sophomores Louise Chakejian and Emily Weinberg have also  each attempted one shot.

Freshman goalie Rosalie Nolen started both games for the Hoyas and made a total of 16 saves in the two losses.  Freshman Rachel Skonecki played a little under 17 minutes in relief of Nolen in the season opener against Davidson.

Towson University dropped its season opener in overtime to Sacred Heart by a score of 3-2.  The Tigers then lost to Davidson on Sunday at the University of Maryland’s Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex, 2-1.  The game against Davidson was Towson’s only home game played at College Park, Md this season.

Towson has scored a total of three goals in their two losses.  Freshman back Sam Zelenack, junior forward/midfielder Courtney Branco, and senior forward Kathleen Morris each scored one of the three goals.  Morris’ goal came on a penalty stroke.

The TIgers have also allowed their opponents to score on two penalty strokes to go along with their four green cards and three yellow cards.  Junior goalkeepr Brittany Varacallo has played every minutes for the Tigers while totaling 21 saves and allowing five goals in their two losses.

Georgetown then travels to Lockhaven, Pa. to face Lock Haven University at noon on Sunday, Sept. 8.

Lock Haven (1-1) dropped its season opener to top-rated North Carolina, 2-1.  They followed the close performance up with a win against Bucknell at home.  Lock Haven plays against Cornell on the road this Friday before hosting Georgetown on Sunday.

Live Stats for Sunday’s game can be seen at: http://www.sidearmstats.com/lhup/fhockey/