Georgetown Hoyas sports roundup

December 17, 2013

A roundup of sports news from Georgetown.

Women’s basketball: The Hoyas held on to defeat Yale, 66-65, in their most recent game on Dec. 10. Senior captain Andrea White scored a career-high 29 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to lead Georgetown (6-3). She shot 11 of 17 (.647) from the field while also managing three assists and two steals. Freshman center Natalie Butler contributed 15 points,11 rebounds and 3 blocks.

For their efforts, White was named Big East player of the week and Butler was named Big East rookie of the week.

The Hoyas return to action in the Puerto Rico Classic, beginning Friday in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Georgetown will face Michigan State on Friday and Western Kentucky on Saturday.

Men’s soccer: Senior forward Steve Neumann and sophomore forward Brandon Allen were both second-team all-American selections by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. It was the second year in a row that the Hoyas had two all-Americans.

Baseball: The Hoyas announced their schedule for the upcoming season, highlighted by 19 home games at Shirley Povich Field in Bethesda and eight games at the Snowbird Baseball Classic in Port Charlotte, Fla., March 8-16.

Four of last season’s top five teams in the Big East – Louisville, Pittsburgh, South Florida and Rutgers – have departed, while Xavier, Creighton and Butler are joining the conference.

The nonconference portion of the schedule features matchups with opponents from nine conferences, including four games with Towson of the Colonial Athletic Association. In 2013, the Tigers won the CAA tournament as the sixth seed and went on to win a game in the NCAA tournament. Georgetown will also play two games against Maryland-Eastern Shore, UMBC, George Washington, Coppin State and George Mason.

The Hoyas open the season on the weekend of Feb. 14-16 with three games in Winston-Salem, N.C.m against Marshall, Wake Forest and Towson. The Hoyas’ home slate starts up the following weekend, Feb. 21-23, when Georgetown hosts Hartford in a three-game series.

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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