Georgetown fall sports roundup

September 18, 2013

A weekly look at the fall sports at Georgetown.

Football: Without leading tacklers Dustin Wharton and Nick Alfieri, the Hoyas fell, 43-23, to Marist on Saturday night, snapping the team’s six-game winning streak against Pioneer League opponents. Senior wide receiver Zack Wilke had 10 catches for 108 yards and a touchdown, while sophomore wide receiver Jake DeCicco had seven catches for 118 yards and a touchdown, to give GU its first pair of receivers to top the century mark in the same game since joining the Patriot League. Georgetown travels to Brown on Saturday afternoon at 12:30 p.m.

Men’s soccer: The Hoyas, ranked No. 12 in the country by Soccer America, went 2-0 last weekend with a pair of shutouts. The Hoyas defeated Duquesne, 1-0, on Friday with sophomore forward Brandon Allen scoring the game-winner in the 27th minute. GU then beat James Madison, 1-0, on Sunday in overtime with Allen once again coming away with the game-winner. Sophomore defender Keegan Rosenberry was named Big East defensive player of the week with two shutouts and an assist to his credit, while junior goalkeeper Tomas Gomez was named to the Big East weekly honor roll.

Georgetown will play in the Big East/Ivy League Classic this week. The Hoyas will travel to Penn on Thursday and host Princeton on Sunday. Quakers Coach Rudy Fuller played at Georgetown, and Hoyas senior forward Steve Neumann will play against his brother, Alec, a freshman forward for Penn.

Women’s Soccer: The 10th-ranked Hoyas improved to 7-0 with an 8-0 win over Yale on Friday at Shaw Field. Junior midfielder Daphne Corboz played just her second game of the season after an injury. She scored two goals and had three assists and was named the Big East offensive player of the week. Senior defender Mary Kroening scored two goals and was named to the weekly honor roll. Seven players scored for the Hoyas. Georgetown has had 12 players score a goal this season and 14 players with at least one point. The team leads the Big East, and ranks No. 5 nationally, with 3.86 goals per game. The defense, meanwhile, recorded its fourth straight shutout and the fifth overall, and ranks second in the Big East with a 0.44 goals-against average. The Hoyas host Central Florida (6-2) on Thursday afternoon.

Volleyball: Georgetown moved to 6-5 with two wins at the Active Ankle Challenge in Gainesville, Fla., last weekend. After falling to No. 5 Florida, the Hoyas outlasted Western Michigan in five sets. Georgetown then put together a four-set win over Iona. Freshman Caitlin Brauneis, who faced her sister, Taylor, when the Hoyas and Gators met, collected all-tournament honors after posting 113 assists and 27 digs over the weekend. Georgetown next will travel to Morgantown, W.Va., for the Blue & Gold Players Challenge, taking on West Virginia and UMBC, before kicking off Big East play at Villanova on Sept. 28.

Field hockey: Georgetown lost at Lehigh on Friday, 4-0, and lost at Cornell, 3-1, on Sunday. Sophomore Sarah Butterfield scored her third goal of the season in the Cornell loss. Butterfield was also named to the Big East weekly honor roll. The women play on Friday at Providence before returning home to host their first Big East game against Holy Cross at 4 p.m.

Women’s golf: The Hoyas opened the season by finishing sixth out of nine teams at the William & Mary Invitational in Williamsburg. Georgetown posted a three-round score of 63-over-par 915. In the second round, the team fired a 14-over-par 298, the best team round since the second round of the 2006 Big East championship (295). Sophomore Mackenzie Boydston was the team’s top finisher, carding a 12-over 225 and tying for 13th place. The Hoyas play in the Nittany Lion Invitational from Sept. 27 to 29.

Men’s tennis: The Hoyas opened their fall season at the Farnsworth Invitational in Princeton, N.J. Freshman Jack Murphy won his consolation bracket in straight sets when he defeated Herman Vasconez of Temple in the finals, 6-4; 6-4. Junior Shane Korber won a match against Cornell’s Bernardo Casares after fighting off five match points. The men host the annual Georgetown Classic on Friday.

Women’s tennis: Georgetown opens its fall schedule when it hosts UMBC, George Washington and ASA, a Division II school, at the Georgetown Classic from Friday through Sunday. The squad features six new student-athletes, including four incoming freshmen, a sophomore walk-on and a sophomore transfer from the University of Houston. Senior Kelly Comolli and Madeline Jaeger lead the team as co-captains.

After spending the first 17 years of his Post career writing and editing, Matt and the printed paper had an amicable divorce in 2014. He's now blogging and editing for the Early Lead and the Post's other Web-based products.
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