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The Hoya

Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Towson Takes Down GU

The Georgetown field hockey team was ready for a fight as it ran out onto Kehoe Field on Wednesday.

Coming off of four consecutive losses, the Hoyas were not about to roll over and take another embarrassing defeat.

And they didn’t.

The Hoyas fought the Towson Tigers (4-6-0) for 50 minutes before Towson scored two goals in the last 20 minutes and took the game by a score of 2-0, dropping the Hoyas’ record to 2-8-0 for the season.

“We played hard for 50 minutes, but the game is 70,” Georgetown Head Coach Laurie Carroll said after the game.

It was a scoreless battle for both teams for the first half of the game. While the Tigers were able to dominate possession for most of the half, the Hoyas kept their defense strong.

Both sophomore goalie Abby Winer and senior back Caroline Cole stepped up play for the Hoyas, leading the Georgetown defense to shut out Towson in the first half.

Georgetown came out strong in the beginning of the second half, taking control and searching for the first goal of the game. But Towson’s senior forward Ashley Bacon scored first in the 56th minute.

The Hoyas bounced back quickly and even managed an offensive corner. Although junior back Caitlin Bump succeeded in getting a shot off for Georgetown, the Hoyas remained scoreless and within four minutes, Tigers’ senior forward Julie Lambi scored off an assist from Bacon taking the score to its final tally at 2-0.

The Hoyas were outshot once again, with Towson totaling 27 shots while Georgetown posted only one. Georgetown has been outshot in nine of 10 games this season.

Although this marks the eighth loss of the season for Georgetown, Carroll still sees hope for the future.

“A lot of teams, when they lose they become negative. These guys stick together,” she said. “They will do anything to fix it. They stay together and they stay positive.”

Senior captain Meghan Leahy said she also remains optimistic.

“It shows our potential,” she said as a comment on the young team, over half of which are freshman and sophomores.

Carroll was quick to add, “The young players are going to be great.”

Georgetown, looking to improve its record, will take the field again Sunday to face Lafayette at noon on Kehoe Field.

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