Women's Lacrosse Drops 17-2 Decision at No. 8 Georgetown
Feb. 21, 2009
WASHINGTON, DC - George Washington junior attacker Mia Breheny scored two goals, but eighth-ranked Georgetown used a streak of 11 unanswered goals to hand the Colonials a 17-2 loss at the Hoyas' Multi-Sport Field Saturday afternoon.
Breheny halted No. 8 Georgetown's game-opening 3-0 run with her first goal of the season at the 19:33 mark of the first half, but GW was held without a goal the next 35 minutes to fall to 0-2 on the season. The Hoyas closed the first half with seven straight goals to lead 10-1 at the half and began the second half with five more tallies to grab a commanding 15-1 advantage with 19:46 remaining.
Breheny broke the scoring drought with 14:38 to play, but Georgetown added two more goals the final nine and a half minutes for the 17-2 margin. GW drops to 0-3 all-time against Georgetown, which is ranked No. 8 in both the IWLCA/Under Armour Coaches' Top 20 and Inside Lacrosse media Top 20 this week.
Sophomore goalkeeper Liz Hoffman made 17 saves on 43 shots faced, matching the third-highest single-game save total in school history. Hoffman also led the Colonials with three ground balls.
Georgetown's (1-0) Molly Ford finished with six points on five goals and an assist, followed by hat tricks from Sarah Seats and Jacqueline Giles. Caitlin Formby and Lauren Thomas made two saves apiece on GW's seven shots. The Hoyas led in ground balls, 22-11, and draw controls, 16-5, while the Colonials committed 23 turnovers and converted just 8-of-18 clear attempts.
GW continues its play in the District when it travels to American Wednesday at 3:00 pm.