Sept. 20, 2013
WASHINGTON – The Georgetown Hoyas’ (0-7) field hockey squad played their first BIG EAST game of the 2013 season when they took on the Providence Friars (4-3) in Providence, R.I on Friday night.
The Hoyas fell to the Friars by a final score of 5-0.
The Friars scored 5:31 into the game when sophomore midfielder Salene Shaffer scored her second goal of the season from a cross that came from junior forward Daniella Bernasconi, who tallied her first assist of the season on the play.
Georgetown’s Emily Weinberg attempted a shot that originated from the Hailey Vann penalty corner around nine minutes into the game which nearly tied up the game. Providence goalie Deidra Clymer had to make a great save on the shot from Weinberg.
Providence added to the lead to make it 2-0 when senior forward Sally Adua scored her first goal of the season 10:32 into the game. Daniella Bernasconi recorded her second assist on the play.
The Hoyas opened up the second half with another scoring opportunity that came off a penalty corner. Sophomore back Callie Hiner took the shot from the center of the circle, but Providence goal Deidra Clymer made the stop.
The Friars stretched their lead when Daniella Bernasconi scored her ninth goal of the season to make it 3-0.
With about 10 minutes remaining in the game, Providence’s Kaleigh Fitzpatrick, a junior midfielder, scored on a tip in at the left post. Salene Shadder, who scored the Friar’s first goal, assisted her on the play. It was just out of the reach of GU goalie Rosalie Nolen, who got her seventh start of her freshman campaign against the Friars on Friday.
The Friars added a fifth goal with under a minute remaining that was scored by sophomore midfielder Emily Matthews and assisted by Salene Shaffer.
Roaslie Nolen made 10 saves on the day for Georgetown to bring her season total to 61.
Georgetown hosts the Holy Cross Crusaders on Sun., Sept 22 for their first home game since Sept. 6. The game starts at 4 p.m. and will be played at the University of Maryland’s Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex in College Park, Md.