Georgetown fall sports roundup

A roundup of the fall/winter sports at Georgetown.

Football: Lafayette (3-5, 3-0 Patriot League) scored 21 points in the third quarter Saturday to take a 45-27 win over Georgetown (1-8, 0-3) on Senior Day at Multi-Sport Field.

Senior tight end Daniel Sprotte had 11 receptions, 102 yards and two touchdowns to earn CFPA National FCS Tight End of the Week honors in addition to Patriot League weekly honorable mention. Junior defensive end Alec May had a career-high 12 tackles, three sacks and three tackles for a loss to earn CFPA and Patriot League honorable mention.

Georgetown has this weekend off and will conclude its 2013 season with a pair of road games, traveling to Bucknell on Nov. 16 and Holy Cross on Nov. 23.

Women’s basketball: Georgetown will open the season at home on Friday at 7 p.m. against Richmond.

Men’s soccer: Georgetown suffered a 1-0 loss at St. John’s on Saturday, as the Red Storm handed the Hoyas their first loss in four games. GU will host Villanova on Friday in its regular season finale at Shaw Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m.

Women’s soccer: Georgetown beat Seton Hall, 2-0, in the team’s regular season finale on Saturday, finishing the regular season with a program-best 14-1-2 overall record and a 7-1-1 record in league play. The Hoyas set a school record with 56 goals. Senior defender Mary Kroening was named Big East defensive player of the week as the team recorded its ninth shutout of the season, and junior forward Audra Ayotte, who scored a goal and had an assist, was named to the weekly honor roll.

The Hoyas will play DePaul in the Big East tournament semifinals on Friday in Milwaukee.

Volleyball: Georgetown (10-13, 4-6) won the first two sets on Saturday night and hung on for a 3-2 (25-19, 25-23, 15-25, 12-15, 16-14) win over Villanova at McDonough Arena. Four Georgetown players finished in double figures in kills and five had at least 10 digs. Lauren Saar was named to the Big East honor roll after registering her 15th double-double of 2013, pounding a season-high 21 kills and digging 13 balls. Alex Johnson also put in a double-double performance, her 10th of the season, finishing with 10 kills and 15 digs. Dani White finished with 13 kills and four blocks, three of which were of the solo variety. Ashlie Williams contributed 11 kills and a team-high .381 hitting percentage. Emily Gisolfi shattered her previous career high, tying for Saturday’s match-high honors with 22 digs.

The Hoyas have three home matches this weekend, starting with Xavier at 4 p.m. on Friday. Contests with Creighton on Saturday at 7 p.m. and Butler on Sunday at 4 p.m. close out Georgetown’s home schedule for 2013. The Hoyas will celebrate its three seniors – Annalee Abell, Brooke Bachesta and Whitney Jencks - with a Senior Day ceremony on before Saturday’s match.

Field hockey: Georgetown (2-16, 0-6) capped off its season with a 1-0 loss to Villanova on Saturday in College Park. Sophomore forward Sarah Butterfield led the Hoyas with six goals and 13 points this season; she also notched one assist. Sophomore midfielder Emily Weinberg had five points with two goals and one assist.

Cross-country:Georgetown traveled to Wisconsin for the Big East championships. The then-No. 3 women’s team got edged out by the then-No. 4 Providence Friars in the 10-team field. The Hoyas finished second and traded spots with the Friars in the national rankings released Tuesday. The men’s team finished fourth in the nine-team field.

Women’s rowing: Georgetown wwrapped up its fall season on Saturday with two victories – by the Varsity Eight and Lightweight Four boats - at the Head of the Occoquan on the Occoquan Reservoir. In the 33-crew Collegiate 8+ final, the Hoyas’ top boat finished 23 seconds ahead of George Washington, crossing the finish line in 16:59.28 to win the event for the second consecutive year. In the Lightweight 4+ event, the Hoyas again came away with a victory, finishing in a time of 19:32.67 beating out boats from VCU and Mary Washington. While Georgetown did not finish first in the Novice 8+ race, the Hoyas did take second and third in the field of 24 boats. Georgetown’s top boat crossed the finish line in 17:45.34, less than two seconds behind the crew from Navy (17:43.61). The Hoyas’ third-place crew finished in a time of 18:45.72, beating out the top boat from Saint Joseph’s by a margin of just .18 seconds.

Sailing: Georgetown sailing team bounced back from a rough weekend by besting the field of 18 teams at the heralded War Memorial Regatta in Norfolk. The Hoyas coasted to a win as they clinched the A division and notched a third-place performance in the B division.

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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