Through 11 games, Georgetown has outscored its opponents 33-17.
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The Georgetown field hockey team recorded two wins last weekend, notching its first Big East win against No. 16 Old Dominion on Friday, Sept. 28 and earning a seven-goal victory against Lehigh on Sunday.

The Hoyas (8-3, 1-2 Big East) opened Friday’s match against the Monarchs (7-3, 1-2 Big East) by scoring within the first two minutes. Junior forward Lindsay Getz secured the early lead, assisted by sophomore forward Cami Osborne.

Georgetown’s defense stifled Old Dominion’s attack, as freshman goalkeeper Ciara Weets maintained Georgetown’s 1-0 lead through the first half and recorded eight total saves.

With less than nine minutes to play in the second half, Old Dominion back Rebecca Birch tied the score on a penalty corner, sending the game into overtime.

Junior midfielder Michaela Bruno clinched the game for the Hoyas four minutes into the overtime period with a far post shot past the Monarch goalkeeper, marking a 2-1 upset win over No. 16 Old Dominion and Georgetown’s first Big East win of the season.

Head Coach Christy Longacre noted Georgetown’s improvement from its previous games.

“Leading up to Old Dominion and Lehigh, we really focused on our defensive corner unit and keeping the ball out of the circle as much as we could,” Longacre said in an interview with The Hoya. “We focused on team defense and getting back to where we needed to be, mindset wise, to play Old Dominion.”

The Hoyas carried their momentum into Sunday’s match against Lehigh (1-10, 0-3 Patriot League). Osborne scored her first goal of the half 10 minutes in, assisted by Getz. Less than six minutes later, Osborne added another goal on a penalty corner. She leads the team with eight goals on the season.

Shortly before halftime, Bruno extended Georgetown’s lead to 3-0 with an unassisted goal. By the end of the first half, the Hoyas had six shots on net to Lehigh’s two.

Two minutes into the second half, junior back Emily Fraser added another goal on a penalty corner. The assist was awarded to senior forward Helena Masiello.

Despite Georgetown’s pressure, the Mountain Hawks broke through with their first goal of the game as Lehigh freshman Olivia Perrone netted a penalty corner in the 47th minute.

Emily Fraser converted on a penalty corner less than ten minutes later, assisted by sophomore midfielder Jax van der Veen and sophomore back Ali Cronin.

Seconds after Fraser’s goal, Getz extended Georgetown’s lead to 6-1 with an unassisted goal.

Senior captain and midfielder Katie Maransky capped off the game with the Hoyas’ seventh goal of the match in the 64th minute, assisted by Bruno. The Hoyas finished the game with 14 shots, 12 of which were on goal. Georgetown’s defense allowed four total shots in the contest.

Longacre emphasized the importance of these wins for the program going forward in conference play.

“I think the Big East conference, at first we didn’t set ourselves up very well, but Friday put us back in the possible running. I think that was a huge positive note for us and a huge confidence booster for us,” Longacre said.

The Hoyas will travel to Temple University in Philadelphia on Oct. 5 for their fourth Big East matchup.

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