September 22, 2013

Field Hockey Edged By Georgetown, 2-1

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Georgetown used a pair of goals during the 31st and 32nd minutes to defeat Holy Cross, 2-1, in non-conference field hockey action on Sunday afternoon at the University of Maryland Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex. With the win, the Hoyas improve to 1-7 overall, while the Crusaders slip to 2-4 on the season.

Holy Cross scored the first goal of the contest in the 14th minute. Sophomore Katy Cronin (Franklin, Mass.) tallied her first career goal off a rebound in front of the net to give the Crusaders the early 1-0 lead.

Georgetown, however, was able to knot the score at 1-1 in the 32nd minute, as Callie Hiner scored her first goal of the year off an assist from Molly Thompson. The Hoyas tallied the game-winning marker just over a minute later at 32:40, as Emily Wienberg scored off a corner to give Georgetown the 2-1 lead. The Hoyas held the momentum for the majority of the first half, as they had advantages in shots (11-4), shots on goal (8-2) and penalty corners (6-1).

The Crusaders upped the intensity in the second half and had chances to tie the contest. In the 39th minute, Holy Cross sophomore midfielder Michelle McNeil (Canton, Mass.) launched back-to-back shots on goal, but Georgetown goalkeeper Rosalie Nolen made the crucial saves. Cronin and senior captain Kelly Burke (Walpole, Mass.) also had shots on net during the second half, but again Nolen pushed them aside.

Holy Cross junior goalkeeper Kat Matchett (Maple Glen, Pa.) made seven saves in the loss, while Nolen made five stops. For the contest, Georgetown held advantages in shots (15-9), shots on goal (9-6), and penalty corners (7-3).

The Crusaders return to action on Thursday, Sept. 26, when they will travel to Hamden, Conn. to take on Quinnipiac at 3:30 p.m.