A look at how Georgetown’s fall/winter sports teams are faring.
Football: Kyle Nolan’s 82-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter helped seal Georgetown’s 28-21, season-ending victory over Holy Cross on Saturday. the Hoyas finished 2-9, 1-4 Patriot League.
Nolan rushed for a career-high 143 yards and two touchdowns and completed 19 of 32 passes for 227 yards. Sophomore running back Jo’el Kimpela also had a rushing touchdown for the Hoyas.
Junior defensive end Alec May had six tackles and three sacks, while Patrick Boyle had a team-leading 13 tackles and Richard Shankle had two tackles for a loss. Nick Alfieri and Cameron Gamble each had interceptions for a Georgetown defense that forced four turnovers.
Women’s basketball: Georgetown waged a late comeback to down Princeton, 66-64, on Saturday at McDonough Arena. The Hoyas led through much of the first half, but the Tigers came roaring back in the second to take a five-point lead with five minutes remaining.
A pair of free throws from senior captain Andrea White gave Georgetown a one-point lead with 2:37 left, but Princeton tied it up. The Hoyas held it for one shot, a layup from freshman Natalie Butler, with 4.4 seconds remaining to give Georgetown the victory.
White led all scorers with 23 points and seven rebounds, while Butler had 14 points and freshman Faith Woodard added 10.
The Hoyas (3-2) are currently playing in the Great Alaska Shootout. They took a 67-50 win over Nicholls State in Thursday’s opener and face host Alaska-Anchorage on Wednesday night at 9 p.m.
Men’s soccer: Sixth-seeded Georgetown stayed alive in the NCAA tournament with a 3-0 victory over Old Dominion on Sunday afternoon at Shaw Field.
Georgetown opened up the scoring in the 12th minute on a goal from sophomore defender Cole Seiler, then got some breathing room in the 60th minute. Sophomore defender Josh Turnley sent a beautiful ball to freshman midfielder Bakie Goodman at the near post. Goodman blew past his defender to shoot to the far post, making it 2-0.
Freshman midfielder Alex Muyl finished the scoring. The win was the Hoyas’ 14th shutout of the season and it was ODU’s first road loss of the year.
Georgetown will host 11th-seeded Michigan State on Sunday at Shaw Field in the round of 16. The game is scheduled for 1 p.m.
Women’s soccer: Georgetown’s season ended Friday evening in a 1-0 NCAA tournament loss at top-seeded Virginia. The Cavaliers’ Morgan Brian scored the game’s lone goal in the 33rd minute. Virginia outshot Georgetown, 15-1.
The Hoyas tied the single-season program record for wins in a season with 16 and also set a single-season record with 58 goals scored, breaking the mark of 53 set in 2011.
Senior Emily Menges, the team’s captain, was named Big East defensive player, while junior Daphne Corboz was named Big East midfielder of the year. Kailey Blain, who battled injuries during her sophomore and junior years after being an all-rookie selection as a freshman, was named first-team all-Big East. Kaitlin Brenn, who was second on the team in scoring with eight goals and six assists for 22 points, will leave ranked among the top 10 all-time in goals scored (21, 10th) and points (64, seventh). She was a second-team all-Big East selection along with Alexa St. Martin.
Volleyball: Georgetown (10-19, 4-12) concluded its season Friday night with a 3-0 (25-19, 25-17, 27-25) loss at the hands of Creighton. Ashlie Williams led the Hoyas with nine kills and a .273 hitting percentage to go along with three blocks. Alex Johnson finished with eight kills and just missed a double-double with nine digs. MacKenzie Simpson led the defense with 18 digs and Lauren Saar was also in double figures with 15 digs. Emily Gisolfi also had nine digs while Caitlin Brauneis finished with 28 assists.
Saar led the Hoyas with 345 kills and second with 371 digs. Dani White was second with 309 kills and led the team with 110 blocks. Johnson also had a strong season, finishing with 281 kills and 294 digs. Simpson led the defense with 423 digs while Brauneis completed her freshman campaing with 1,120 assists.
Cross-country: The Hoyas’ women’s team took fifth overall at Saturday’s NCAA championships in Terre Haute, Ind. The Big East placed three teams in the top five, with Providence taking first, Butler in third and the Hoyas in fifth.
Both the men’s and women’s programs won the 2013 ECAC/IC4A championships on Saturday, as well.
Swimming and diving: Georgetown turned in a strong performance at the three-day Bucknell Invite, which concluded Sunday. The women’s team finished fourth out of 10 teams, while the men finished fourth out of nine.
Erica Fabbri set a Georgetown record in the 100-yard freestyle for a second-place finish on Sunday, while Michelle Konkoly broke the Paralympic American records in the 50 freestyle (26.75) and 100 freestyle (57.65). On Friday, Nicole Tronolone set a program record in the 500 freestyle, then finished fifth in the 1,650-yard freestyle on Sunday.
Georgetown’s men ended the meet taking second place in the 400 free relay, with Will Leach, Matt Mandel, Michael Smigelski and David Chung.
Sailing: The Hoyas picked up the 10th national championship in program history, just two weeks after picking up its ninth. The Hoyas won the Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) Match Race National Championship, held in Tampa this past weekend. The Hoyas worked their way up over the three-day affair toppling the College of Charleston in the finals, having already lost twice to the Cougars in the earlier round robins. Georgetown bested a field of 10 in a five-stage regatta.
Baseball: Georgetown has named seniors Steve Anderson and Christian Venditti as well as redshirt junior Jack Vander Linden as captains for the upcoming season.
“I think that we are in good shape in terms of leadership for this year’s club,” Georgetown Coach Pete Wilk said. “The team did a good job of recognizing the qualities of these three young men. All three are committed to their teammates and to the task at hand, which would be to win as many games as possible this season. I like the mix of personalities and the intensity that each individual will bring to the weight room and the park each day.”