Georgetown’s field hockey team continued its now seven-game losing streak with one home and two away losses last week against Temple University, Towson University and Saint Francis University.
The Hoyas (5-10, 1-3 Big East) faced the Temple Owls (5-6, 1-3 Big East) at home on Friday, Oct. 11 with a strong Friday afternoon crowd on Cooper Field. Freshman forward Ellie Maransky made a close on-goal shot in the first three minutes of the game that went just wide of the net. This missed opportunity left the Hoyas scoreless until junior back Anna Farley managed to find a goal for the Hoyas with only three minutes left in regulation play. This goal tied the game 1-1, as Temple’s midfielder Becky Gerhart had scored roughly 12 minutes into the game from directly in front of the goal.
In overtime, senior midfielder Michaela Bruno set up junior forward Cami Osborne for a goal, but it was stopped by the Owls. Temple scored in overtime at 2:04 remaining in the period, and Georgetown was unable to scrape together another goal to tie the game. The Owls emerged victorious, 2-1.
That Sunday, Georgetown travelled to Towson, Md. to face Towson (2-11, 0-1 conference) for another out-of-conference matchup. Before this matchup, the Towson Tigers were 1-11 overall despite a relatively weak schedule. Once again, the Hoyas were led by Osborne, who scored two goals, bringing her total to six for the season.
After their initial goal in the 14th minute of the game, Towson scored again late in the fourth to take the game to overtime. Georgetown made more attempts on goal this game, outshooting Towson 12-9. The game extended to double overtime, where the Tigers won on a penalty stroke goal to win the game 3-2. This outcome worsened the Hoyas’ record to 5-9 overall.
On Tuesday, Oct. 15, the Hoyas were on the road again in Loretto, Pa., to face the Saint Francis Red Flash (4-10, 1-3 Atlantic 10). The Hoyas attempted an impressive 27 shots this game, outshooting the Red Flash 27-10, but only managed to sink one in the fourth quarter.
Junior midfielder Jax van der Veen scored the game-tying goal for the Hoyas, her first goal of the year. This late goal was just enough to push them to overtime after Saint Francis’ single goal scored early in the first quarter. This equalizer pushed them once again to another overtime game. Saint Francis scored with four minutes left to go in overtime, and Georgetown was unable to sink a game-tying goal, resulting in another 2-1 overtime loss.
Osborne has been a leading force on the field this season with, as she has the most goals of any Hoya this season. Osborne scored nine goals on 42 shots last season, pacing the Hoyas’ offense in the process.
This week, the Hoyas have two more games which will make up the end of their regular season as their losing streak currently sits at seven. They will play Big East teams Liberty University, Providence College and the University of Connecticut over the next few weeks to wrap up conference play, with the first game taking place against Liberty, on Cooper Field Friday, Oct. 18.