Georgetown Hoyas fall sports roundup

November 20, 2013

A look at the fall/winter sports at Georgetown.

Football: The visiting Hoyas (1-9, 0-4 Patriot League) held Bucknell (5-5, 3-2) scoreless in the second half but could not overcome a 17-point second quarter, falling 17-7 on Saturday afternoon.

The Bison took advantage of a 31-yard punt return and a Georgetown turnover to get possessions deep in Hoyas territory, scoring 17 unanswered second-quarter points. Georgetown’s defense responded in the second half, holding the Bison to just 69 yards as junior defensive end Alec May had 1.5 sacks and 2.5 tackles for a loss while Dustin Wharton and Jordan Richardson each had drive-stalling sacks for Georgetown’s defense. Dalen Claytor scored the Hoyas’ lone touchdown in the fourth quarter.

The Hoyas will conclude its season on Saturday afternoon at Holy Cross (3-8, 1-3). Kick-off is scheduled for 12:30 p.m., with the game being broadcast live on GUHoyas.com.

Women’s basketball: A second-half comeback wasn’t enough as Georgetown fell to South Dakota State, 86-80, on Friday evening in Brookings, S.D. After trailing by 15, the Hoyas cut their deficit to just two with six minutes to go but couldn’t completely close the gap.

Freshman center Natalie Butler led the way with her second double-double in as many collegiate games, scoring 20 points and adding 13 blocks. Sophomore guard Katie McCormick added 18 points, hitting three three-pointers.

On Sunday, Georgetown outrebounded and outshot No. 10 California but failed to take care of the ball during a 67-52 loss at McDonough Arena. Butler scored 16 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for her third consecutive double-double while McCormick added 14 points.

Butler was named the Big East rookie of the week on Monday.

Georgetown will host Princeton on Saturday at McDonough Arena at 2 p.m.

Men’s soccer: After falling to Providence on penalty kicks in the Big East tournament semifinals, the Hoyas earned an at-large berth in the NCAA tournament on Monday afternoon, receiving the sixth overall seed in the 48-team tournament and earning a first-round bye.

Senior forward Steve Neumann was named Big East offensive player of the year, senior midfielder Joey Dillon was the co-midfielder of the year and junior goalkeeper Tomas Gomez was named the co-goalkeeper of the tear. Additionally, Coach Brian Wiese and his staff were named the conference’s coaching staff of the year.

The Hoyas will play either Old Dominion or Drexel in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Women’s soccer: Georgetown earned a 2-0 win over visiting La Salle on Saturday afternoon in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

Junior forward Vanessa Skrumbis gave the Hoyas a 1-0 lead in the first half, burying a pass from senior Colleen Dinn in the 28th minute. Just out of the halftime break, Marina Paul extended the lead to 2-0 with a half volley from about 12 yards out.

The Hoyas, who have tied the program record for wins with 16, visit No. 1 Virginia in the second round on Friday.

Volleyball: The Hoyas (10-18, 4-11) lost a pair of road conference matches, falling at Butler (3-0) and at Xavier (3-0). Junior Dani White averaged 3.83 kills per set and 4.00 points per set while hitting at a .309 clip for the weekend while recording a match-high 13 kills on Saturday. Junior MacKenzie Simpson had a match-high 20 digs, average of 6.67 digs per set, against Xavier on Saturday.

The Hoyas wrap up the regular season at Creighton on Friday at 7 p.m.

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