Georgetown athletics roundup

September 11, 2013

Here’s a look at how the non-revenue sports at Georgetown are faring.

Football: Senior quarterback Isaiah Kempf passed for two touchdowns and rushed for a third as Georgetown defeated Davidson, 42-6, on Saturday in front of a sold-out crowd at Multi-Sport Field. Six Hoyas scored touchdowns, including preseason Patriot League defensive player of the year Dustin Wharton, who returned an interception 24 yards for his first career score. The Hoyas host Marist under the lights this Saturday at 6 p.m.

Men’s soccer: The Hoyas defeated the West Virginia, 3-0, on Friday. Sophomore Brandon Allen scored two goals and assisted on the third to earn Big East offensive player of the week honors. Freshman Bakie Goodman had a goal and an assist, and classmate Alex Muyl added a pair of assists. Georgetown fell to No. 9 New Mexico, 1-0, on Sunday in double overtime. The Hoyas, now ranked 14th by Soccer America, will host Duquesne on Thursday at Shaw Field at 4 p.m. and James Madison on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Women’s soccer: The Hoyas improved to 6-0 with a pair of wins last week, beating Delaware, 3-0, at home on Sunday and posting a 2-0 win at North Carolina State earlier in the week. Senior defender Mary Kroening was named the Big East defensive player of the week. Junior goalkeeper Emma Newins, the Big East preseason goalkeeper of the year, has not allowed a goal in more than 280 minutes. The 13th-ranked Hoyas host Yale on Thursday at 3 p.m.

Volleyball: The Hoyas improved to 3-4 following a 1-2 weekend at the Campbell Tournament. The Hoyas swept UNC Central, 3-0, but lost five-set matches to Indiana State and Campbell. Dani White has helped to lead the Georgetown attack, along with fellow classmates Lauren Saar and Alex Johnson. After a Wednesday showdown with George Washington in the Hoyas’ home opener, Georgetown heads to Gainesville, Fla., to participate in the Active Ankle Challenge. The Hoyas are set to face Florida, Western Michigan and Iona over the weekend.

Field hockey: Georgetown lost to Towson, 3-2, on Friday. Sophomore Sarah Butterfield tallied her second goal of the season and freshman Maria McDonald scored her first career goal. The women then traveled to face Lock Haven in Lock Haven, Pa., on Sunday and lost 5-0. Georgetown plays next at Lehigh at 6 p.m. on Friday, then travels to Ithaca, N.Y., to face Cornell at noon on Sunday.

Men’s golf: The Hoyas opened its season by finishing sixth out of 10 at the Navy Fall Classic. Senior captain Charlie vonArentschildt led the Hoyas with a 16th-place finish, shooting a 147 over two days. The Hoyas return to action at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Classic at Warren Golf Club in South Bend Ind., on Sept. 23.

Women’s golf: The Hoyas begin the season at the William & Mary Invitational, starting Sunday. Georgetown’s captains are seniors Alice Choi and Stefanie Soelling.

Men’s tennis: Georgetown begins its fall season on Friday at the Farnsworth Invitational in Princeton, N.J. The Hoyas return six players while adding four freshmen. Seniors Casey Distaso and Andrew Dottino are the team’s co-captains.

Cross-country: The Georgetown men’s and women’s teams open the 2013 season on Saturday. The men travel to Annapolis for the Navy Invitational. The women’s team travels to Hanover, N.H., for the Dartmouth Invitational.

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