Georgetown Hoyas fall sports roundup

A weekly look at Georgetown’s fall sports

Football: Georgetown (1-3) was unable to overcome the loss of four defensive starters because of injury, falling to Brown (1-0), 45-7, on Saturday afternoon at Brown Stadium. Hoyas senior wide receiver Mike Cimilluca caught the Hoyas’ lone touchdown, the first of his career, from senior quarterback Isaiah Kempf in the fourth quarter. Georgetown looks to rebound against another Ivy League opponent, Princeton, on Saturday for homecoming. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:05 p.m. at an already sold-out Multi-Sport Field.

Men’s soccer: The Hoyas, ranked No. 5 by Soccer America, went 2-0 at the Big East/Ivy League Challenge. Underclassmen led the way as the Hoyas defeated Pennsylvania, 3-0, on Thursday in Philadelphia. On Sunday, the Hoyas used a late comeback to down Princeton, 3-2, at Shaw Field. Georgetown improved to 6-2 with the wins. Freshman midfielder Alex Muyl was named to the Big East weekly honor roll after tallying four points on the week. He scored his first career goal and posted an assist against Penn and tallied an assist against Princeton. Georgetown will host No. 4 Creighton on Saturday at 1 p.m. in its Big East opener.

Women’s soccer: Eighth-ranked Georgetown improved to 8-0-1 with a 2-1 win at Connecticut on Sunday, capping off a 1-0-1 week that also included a 1-1 double-overtime draw with Central Florida. It’s is only the second time in program history that Georgetown has opened unbeaten in its first nine games (2008). Junior midfielder Daphne Corboz (1 goal, 1 assist) and junior goalkeeper Emma Newins (11 saves) were named to the Big East weekly honor roll for their performances last week. The Hoyas host DePaul (6-1-1) on Thursday at 3 and then host Xavier (7-1-1) on Sunday at 1 as Big East play begins.

Volleyball: The Hoyas fell to 6-7 after five-set losses to West Virginia and UMBC at the Gold and Blue Players Challenge in Morgantown, W.Va. MacKenzie Simpson earned all-tournament honors for her 37-dig, nine-assist performance over the two-match stretch. She leads the Hoyas this season with 206 digs. On the attack, Lauren Saar (165 kills), Dani White (149 kills) and Alex Johnson (134 kills) lead the charge for GU. Freshman Caitlin Brauneis is seventh in the Big East, averaging 9.74 assists per set. she has 516 through 13 matches. The Hoyas begin Big East play with a trip to Villanova on Saturday before hosting Marquette and DePaul on Oct. 4 and 5, respectively.

Men’s golf: The Hoyas shot a 20-over 304 during the final round of the Fighting Irish Gridiron Classic at Warren Golf Course in South Bend, Ind., to finish 13th overall. Georgetown shot a team 915 over the three-round tournament. Freshman Andrew Rudy led the squad, placing 39th overall, carding an 11-over 224.

Field hockey: The Hoyas split their two games last weekend, losing 5-0 at Providence on Friday but scoring their first win of the season on Sunday, a 2-1 home victory over Holy Cross. Freshman Rosalie Nolen, who leads the Big East in saves, had five against the Crusaders, and sophomores Callie Hiner and Emily Weinberg each scored. Georgetown hosts No. 16 Louisville on Saturday at 1 and Saint Louis on Sunday at 6 at the University of Maryland’s Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex in College Park.

Women’s tennis: The women’s and men’s teams hosted the annual Georgetown Classic over the weekend. Freshman Sophia Barnard reached the women’s singles semifinals before losing in the semifinals to George Washington’s Lana Robins. Along with Barnard, junior Sophie Panarese and senior co-captain Kelly Comolli also reached the quarterfinals.

Men’s tennis: Georgetown’s sophomore Daniel Khanin, freshman Yannik Mahlangu and junior Shane Korber each reached the men’s quarterfinals. After losing in his first men’s singles match of the weekend, freshman Jack Murphy went on to reach the finals of the consolation bracket, where he ended up losing to Jeremy Dubin of Johns Hopkins, 7-6 (4), 1-6, 10-4. Yannik Mahlangu and junior Alex Tropiano reached the semifinals in the doubles bracket after beating pairs from Christopher Newport and Johns Hopkins.

Sailing: The Georgetown sailing program, tabbed nationally at No. 4 (coed) and No. 8 (women’s), competed at two regattas this weekend. A less-experienced lineup saw the women finish sixth of 16 teams at the Mrs. Hurst Regatta in Hanover, N.H., the first women’s intersectional of the season. The coed team, also featuring a young lineup, traveled to Great Neck, N.Y., and finished eighth of 20 teams at the Nevins Trophy, the first coed intersectional regatta of the season.

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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