Georgetown fall sports roundup

A look at Georgetown’s fall sports.

Football: The Hoyas could not keep pace with Colgate’s offense, falling 34-14 on Saturday afternoon at Multi-Sport Field. Senior wide receiver Zack Wilke had eight catches for 117 yards, including a 55-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter. Sophomore quarterback Kyle Nolan, making his second start of the season, completed 23 of 40 passes for 257 yards with one touchdown pass and one rushing touchdown. Junior Pat Boyle led the Hoyas with 15 tackles, while Stephen Atwater had 10 tackles and an interception.

The Hoyas hosts Lafayette on Senior Day on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Men’s soccer: The No. 9 Hoyas had a 2-0 week to move into a tie for first in the Big East. Senior captain Steve Neumann was named Big East offensive player of the week on Monday, while junior goalkeeper Tomas Gomez was named Big East goalkeepr of the week.

Neumann scored two goals and had two assists in Georgetown’s two victories. He posted two goals and one assist in a 6-0 victory over DePaul on Wednesday. In a 1-0 overtime win at Marquette, Neumann assisted on the game’s only goal. He is now the Hoyas’ leading scorer with 26 points on 10 goals and six assists.

Gomez posted a pair of shutouts. He had one save in the DePaul win and five in the victory at Marquette. The MU shutout was significant as is helped the team break the season shutout record with 11. Additionally, Gomez broke the record for career shutouts with 23 as well as season shutouts with nine this year.

The Hoyas received national accolades on Monday, moving into the No. 1 position in the TopDrawerSoccer.com Poll. GU has been in the top 15 of that national poll all season. Additionally, Georgetown moved into No. 2 in the most recent RPI rankings.

Women’s soccer: The Hoyas improved to 14-1-2 overall and 6-1-1 in league play with a 3-1 win at Villanova on Sunday. The three goals scored give GU 54 for the season, setting a new team single-season record. Senior Kaitlin Brenn scored her team-best eighth goal of the season. She ranks 10th all-time at Georgetown in goals (21) and seventh all-time in points (64). The No. 9 Hoyas host Seton Hall on Saturday in their final regular season game. A win would clinch a bye to the semifinals of the Big East tournament.

Volleyball: The Georgetown volleyball team (9-13, 3-6) split a pair of Big East road matches at DePaul and Marquette. The Hoyas defeated DePaul in Chicago, 3-1 (25-21, 25-22, 16-25, 25-19), behind three players who had hitting percentages higher than .350. Georgetown then traveled to Milwaukee and dropped a 3-0 (25-14, 25-18, 29-27) decision to the Wildcats, who came into the match ranked 16th in the latest national RPI. For the weekend, sophomore Lauren Saar averaged 4.43 kills per set and 2.71 digs per set and registered her 14th double-double of the season against DePaul, reaching 20 kills for the second time this season.

The Hoyas return to McDonough Arena for a stretch of four consecutive home matches, beginning with Villanova on Saturday at 7 p.m. A matchup with Xavier will kick-off three matches in three days on Nov. 8 at 4 p.m. Contests with Creighton on Saturday at 7 p.m. and Butler on Sunday at 4 p.m. close out the home schedule for 2013.

Field hockey: The Hoyas (2-15, 0-6) dropped two road matches last weekend. On Friday, Temple defeated Georgetown, 5-1. Hoyas sophomore midfielder Taylor Craig scored her first goal of her career in the loss. Georgetown dropped a 9-0 decision to No. 1 Maryland in College Park. The Hoyas close out the 2013 season on Saturday in College Park against Villanova. Georgetown will also recognize seniors Katie Dempsey, a forward, and Caitlin Samela, a midfielder, during Senior Day.

Men’s crew: Georgetown put in a strong showing on Sunday, racing against some of the best rowing schools in the country at the Princeton Chase. The race featured a three-mile course on Lake Carnegie. In the men’s Varsity Heavyweight 8+ race, the Georgetown “A” crew placed 12th in a field of 57, crossing the finish line in a time of 13:45.730. The Hoyas’ lightweight “A” boat finished in a time of 14:25.220 in the Varsity Lightweight 8+ race, placing 16th out of 30, while, in the 54-crew Varsity Heavyweight 4+ race, Georgetown’s “A” squad placed 30th in a time of 15:55.628. Georgetown’s top freshman eight finshed 14th out of 28 boats, crossing the finish line in 14:36.618.

Women’s crew: The Hoyas’ top Novice Eight boat finished its race Sunday in a time of 16:37.045, crossing the finish line in third place, the best finish of any Georgetown novice eight boat ever at the Princeton Chase. The Hoyas’ Novice Eight “B” crew placed seventh, ahead of all other “B” entries, in 17:39.053. The Georgetown Varsity Eight and Second Varsity Eight crews raced in a strong 52-boat field, placing 25th and 45th, respectively, while the Lightweight Four crew raced in the open event, finishing second out of the three lightweight entries in a time of 18:07.908.

Men’s golf: Georgetown finished fifth of 13 teams at the Cobra-PUMA Invite in Miromar Lakes, Fla., to conclude its fall season. Junior captain Greg Podufal was the Hoyas’ top finisher, tying for seventh by carding a 2-under 216 over 54 holes. Senior captain Charlie von Arentschildt tied for 26th place, shooting 222 for the Hoyas.

Women’s golf: The Hoyas shot a 28-over 316 on Monday in the final round of the Lehigh Invitational for a two-day total of 633 to finish in a fourth-place tie with Boston University. The tournament was played at the Grace Course at Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem, Pa. Sophomore Patricia Lee led the Hoyas with a two-round score of 153, which placed her in a tie for ninth overall. The tournament wrapped up the fall season for Georgetown, which will next be in action in the spring when it travels to South Carolina for the Kiawah Island Invitational, March 2-4.

Swimming and diving: The Hoyas men’s and women’s swimming and diving team defeated Boston College on Saturday at McCarthy Pool. The men outscored BC, 151.50-145.50, while the women turned in its strongest performance of the fall with a 162.50-135.50 win.

Kathleen Duncalf, Molly Gaynor and Sarah Grundman each won two events for the women’s team. On the men’s side, Matthew Mandel anchored the Hoyas’ winning 200-yard medley relay squad, before coming back later in the meet to claim second place in the 50 yard freestyle.

Sailing: The Georgetown coed sailing team won the Mid-Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association (MAISA) Match Race Championships at King’s Point, topping the field of eight, qualifying for the Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) Match Race National Championships in late November in St. Petersburg, Fla.

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