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Georgetown fall sports roundup

A roundup of Georgetown’s fall sports.

Football: The Hoyas (1-5) fell to No. 9 Fordham (7-0), 34-12, on Saturday afternoon at Multi-Sport Field. Freshman quarterback Tim Barnes, making his collegiate debut, tossed his first career touchdown pass to Mike Cimilluca in the fourth quarter.

The Hoyas’ defense held the high-scoring Rams offense — which came in averaging 42.8 points per game — to a season-low 27 points, as junior defensive tackle Jordan Richardson had six tackles, 2.5 tackles for a loss, a blocked extra point and a safety. Senior tight end Dan Sprotte had five catches for 92 yards in the loss.

Georgetown travels to No. 16/18 Lehigh to open its Patriot League schedule on Saturday, with kickoff scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Fans can listen to the free audio broadcast on

Men’s soccer: No. 11 Georgetown went 1-1 in Big East play last week. The Hoyas won at Providence on Wednesday, 1-0, with a goal by freshman midfielder Bakie Goodman. Georgetown then fell, 2-1, at Xavier on Saturday. Sophomore forward Brandon Allen scored the Hoyas’ lone goal, with Goodman tallying the assist. Goodman was named to the Big East weekly honor roll. The Hoyas are 9-3-1, 1-1-1 entering Saturday’s home game vs. Butler, which begins at 1 p.m.

Women’s soccer: The 12th-ranked Hoyas saw their 13-game unbeaten streak to start the season come to an end on Sunday in a 4-0 loss at No. 10 Marquette. The 13-game unbeaten streak was the longest in program history. Georgetown is 11-1-2 overall and 3-1-1 in the Big East, tied for second place.

The Hoyas host St. John’s on Thursday at 3 p.m. and Creighton on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Volleyball: Georgetown won both of its road matchups last weekend to improve to 8-10 overall, 2-3 in the Big East. The Hoyas first won at St. John’s on Friday, coming back to win the final two sets, 18-25, 25-22, 18-25, 25-22, 15-10. Georgetown then swept Seton Hall the next night, 25-20, 25-20, 26-17, winning consecutive Big East matchups for the first time since 2011. Junior Dani White was recently named to the Big East honor role after recording 24 kills and 12 blocks while hitting .385 vs. St. John’s and .300 against Seton Hall.

Georgetown hosts Seton Hall on Friday at 8 p.m. and St. John’s on Saturday at 7 p.m. at McDonough Arena.

Field hockey: The Hoyas (2-11, 0-4 Big East) lost at Rutgers, 5-0, on Saturday. Sophomore forward Sarah Butterfield leads the team with six goals, one assist and 13 points. Georgetown hosts No. 2 Connecticut on Friday at 2 p.m. at the University of Maryland’s Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex, then takes on Liberty on Saturday at 4 p.m.

Women’s tennis: Georgetown traveled to Annapolis to participate in the Navy Blue & Gold Invitational last weekend. GU senior co-captain Kelly Comolli defeated George Washington’s Leah Pascarella, 8-1, to move onto the quarterfinals, where she lost in three sets. Comolli and fellow senior co-captain Madeline Jaeger won their doubles match against a pair from Towson, 8-0. Junior Sophie Panarese and freshman Sophia Barnard of Georgetown also won a doubles match, 8-5, against a pair from Navy. Due to rain all weekend, no consolation matches were played.

The Hoyas close out their fall schedule at the ITA Regionals in Charlottesville starting Friday.

Men’s tennis: Georgetown last played at the Margaux Powers Memorial Tournament in Providence, R.I., on Oct. 5 and 6. The Hoyas had matches against Brown, Dartmouth and Middlebury.

The men’s squad closes out its fall schedule at the ITA Regionals starting Thursday in Blacksburg, Va.

Sailing: Georgetown, with a coed team is ranked No. 4 nationally and its women’s team ranked No. 7, competed at three regattas last weekend. Sophomore Greg Martinez won the Mid-Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association (MAISA) Men’s Singlehanded Championship hosted in Annapolis. The Hoyas took the Storm Trysail Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta in Larchmont, N.Y., while the women finished 10th in the Navy Fall Women’s Intersectional in Annapolis.

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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