Georgetown fall sports roundup

A roundup of the fall sports at Georgetown.

Football: Senior running back Nick Campanella rushed for a career-high 129 yards on 23 carries and tied his career high with three touchdowns, but it was not enough as visiting Georgetown (1-6, 0-1 Patriot League) fell to No. 16/18 Lehigh, 45-24, on Saturday afternoon.

The Hoyas (1-6, 0-1 Patriot League) trailed 38-3 at halftime before Campanella took over in the second half against the Mountain Hawks (6-1, 1-0), scoring all three of his touchdowns. Sophomore quarterback Kyle Nolan made his first start of the season, completing 19- of 30 passes for 140 yards and a touchdown.

Georgetown hosts Colgate (2-5, 1-0) on Saturday at 1:05 p.m.

Men’s soccer: The Hoyas defeated Butler, 4-1, on Saturday afternoon at Shaw Field. Senior forward Steve Neumann tallied two goals and an assist, while freshman midfielder Alex Muyl scored a goal and an assist, including the game-winner. Muyl was named the Big East rookie of the week. Additionally, Neumann was named to the Big East weekly honor roll as well as the CollegeSoccerNews.com national team of the week. The Hoyas (10-3-1, 3-1-1) are now ranked No. 10 in the Soccer America top 25.

Women’s soccer: Junior midfielder Daphne Corboz was named Big East offensive player of the week after scoring two goals and recording two assists during a pair of 4-0 wins for the Hoyas, first against St. John’s and then against Creighton. Corboz scored one goal in the win over St. John’s and junior goalkeeper Emma Newins, who was named the Big East goalkeeper of the week, had a career-high seven saves. Corboz had a part in three goals in the win over Creighton, scoring once and assisting on two others. The Hoyas improved to 13-1-2, a 5-1-1.

Georgetown, ranked No. 11 in the country, plays at Villanova on Sunday.

Volleyball: The Hoyas (8-12, 2-5) dropped a pair of home matches to Seton Hall and St. John’s this past weekend at McDonough Arena. The Hoyas fought back from a 2-0 deficit to force a fifth set against Seton Hall on Friday before falling 3-2 (25-20, 25-12, 22-25, 17-25, 15-5). On Saturday, St. John’s swept the Hoyas in straight sets (25-11, 25-20, 25-13). For the weekend, sophomore Lauren Saar finished with 20 kills and 20 digs and registered her 13th double-double of the season on Friday, finishing with a team-high 14 kills and 13 digs. Junior Dani White totaled 19 kills and 10 blocks, including a season-high nine in Friday’s match.

Georgetown plays at DePaul on Friday at 1 p.m. before traveling to Marquette for a match at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Swimming and diving: Georgetown fell to William & Mary and Towson on Saturday afternoon during its home opener at McCarthy Pool.

The Hoyas men fell to the Tribe, 198-64, and to the Tigers, 205-79. The women fell to William & Mary, 221-73, and to Towson, 247-53. Michael Ng posted the Hoyas’ best individual performance, finishing second in the 100-yard backstroke. Lauren Kahan finished second in the one-meter diving competition with a final score of 224.85.

Field hockey: The Hoyas (2-13, 0-5) lost two home games this past weekend, one on Friday to then-No. 2 Connecticut and again on Sunday to Liberty. Georgetown plays at Temple (12-4 3-2) on Friday at 3 p.m. The Blue & Gray then play at the University of Maryland’s Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex, as the visitor, on Sunday against No. 1 Maryland (15-1, 4-0 ACC). Sophomore forward Sarah Butterfield leads the Hoyas with 13 points on six goals and one assist.

Women’s tennis: Georgetown traveled to Charlottesville this past weekend to conclude its fall schedule at the ITA Regionals. Senior co-captain Kelly Comolli and junior Sophie Panarese both lost their round-of-64 singles main-draw matches. But Comolli and fellow senior co-captain Madeline Jaeger won their opening doubles match against a pair from Maryland, 8-6. Panarese and freshman Sophia Barnard also defeated a pair from Richmond in their opening doubles match, 8-7 (4).

The women will now prepare for 2014 schedule, which starts on Jan. 17.

Men’s tennis: Georgetown finished off its fall schedule at the ITA Regionals in Blacksburg, Va. Sophomore Daniel Khanin, junior Alex Tropiano and senior captain Casey Distaso all won their first singles main-draw match in straight sets, but did not move beyond the round of 64. Junior Shane Korber and freshman Yannik Mahlangu defeated a pair from Saint Joseph’s in their doubles main draw first-round match, 8-6. Distaso and Tropiano also won their first-round doubles match, 8-5, against a pair from Richmond.

The men’s 2014 season begins Jan. 17.

Men’s crew: Following nearly three weeks off the water because of the government shutdown, Georgetown returned to action this past Sunday at the Head of the Charles Regatta on the Charles River in Boston. On a warm day that featured a strong headwind, the Hoyas competed in three events. In the championship division, the Hoyas’ four boat crossed the finish line in 17:41.831, good for 15th place out of 20 entries. The lightweight four crew took 10th out of 17 boats, finishing in a time of 18:15.999. However, less than five seconds separated the Hoyas from a seventh-place finish. Finally, in the lightweight eight race, Georgetown put together a 14th-place finish out of 17 crews in a time of 16:13.733.

Georgetown returns to the water next weekend with the Princeton Chase in New Jersey.

Women’s rowing: Georgetown competed in two events at the Head of the Charles Regatta, the championship eights and the lightweight fours. In the championship eights, Georgetown finished in 18:05.284, placing 25th in a field of 39 crews, which included three national team boats. In a tight race, the Hoyas finished just seven-tenths of a second ahead of the crew from the University of Rhode Island. The Hoyas’ lightweight four boat had the best finish of the day of any Georgetown crew, placing sixth out of 15 entries with a time of 20:24.738.

Georgetown returns to the water next weekend with the Princeton Chase in New Jersey.

Men’s golf: The Hoyas men’s golf team finished 11th at the 29th annual Georgetown Intercollegiate, held at the Members Club at Four Streams in Beallsville. The Hoyas finished with a team 55-over 907. No. 8 UAB set a tournament record, shooting a team 847 over the three-round invitational.

Sophomore Matthew Moosavian was the Hoyas’ top finisher, shooting a 11-over 224, while Greg Podufal finished 12 over par.

Women’s golf: Sophomore Mackenzie Boydston finished in a tie for 10th individually and Georgetown finished in sixth place among 20 teams at the Rutgers Women’s Invitationa in Piscatway, N.J., last weekend. Georgetown shot a 23-over 311 in the final round to finish in sixth place at 50-over 626.

The Hoyas close out the fall season this weekend at the Lehigh Invitational.

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