WASHINGTON, D.C.Kara Dattellas (Camillus, N.Y.) came out of the gates roaring Saturday as the sophomore tallied a career-best five goals, but it wasn’t enough as the University of Delaware women’s lacrosse team fell, 19-11, to No. 10 Georgetown in the season opener.

In addition to posting her first career hat trick, Dattellas collected two groundballs for the Blue Hens (0-1).

Classmate Shannon Hawley (Camillus, N.Y.) also registered a career day as the midfielder claimed three goals.  Furthermore, Hawley amassed two groundballs, two draw controls and caused one turnover.

Delaware also saw a hat trick from senior Chelsea Fay (West Chester, Pa.), who tallied three goals for her 13th career hat trick in addition to one groundball and one caused turnover.

The Hoyas (1-0) opened the game with a 6-1 lead before the Hens fought back and brought things within three at 7-4 with 13 minutes left in the first half.  Georgetown closed out the half by outscoring Delaware, 6-2, to go in to the break up, 13-8.

The second half went much the same way at the Hoyas tallied three goals in the first four minutes of the stanza and the Blue Hens never came within seven the rest of the way.

Senior Tori Zorovich (at left; Massapequa, N.Y.) allowed 13 goals while collecting six saves in 47 minutes of play.

Corrine Etchison and Hannah Franklin each posted four goals and one assist for five points for the Hoyas.  Barb Black earned the win after tallying two saves in 51 minutes.

Head Coach Kateri Linville 
“This loss is disappointing, but we will use it to get better.  In terms of statistics, we were beat in draws and goals against, but in the grand scheme of things, we lost today because we did not compete and execute our game plan for the entire 60 minutes.  We will continue to focus on our preparation and our ability to work together.  We had some game-changing plays on the defensive end and some beautiful ball movement and goals on the offensive end, but a few brilliant plays are not enough to beat a top-10 team.  We need to become a more disciplined and consistent team on a daily basis.”

     ·   The Blue Hens received votes in the pre-season IWLCA poll.
     ·   Delaware is now 0-3 all-time against the Hoyas.
     ·   UD held statistical advantages in groundballs (19-18) and saves (8-4).
     ·   Caitlin McCartney (at right) snapped a 25-game goal-scoring streak.
     ·   McCartney upholds an active points streak of 30 games after recording an assist.
     ·   Chelsea Fay has scored at least one goal in 27 straight contests and recorded her 13th career hat trick.
     ·   Erin Wein led the game with three caused turnovers.

     ·   Wednesday, Feb. 19 – Lafayette at Delaware – 5 p.m. – Delaware Stadium (Newark, Del.)
     ·   Saturday, Feb. 22 – Delaware at No. 15 Penn – 1 p.m. – Franklin Field (Philadelphia, Pa.)
     ·   Saturday, March 1 – Delaware at Rutgers – 1 p.m. – RU Turf Field (Piscataway, N.J.)

Zorovich and McCartney photos courtesy Carlos Suanes/Georgetown Athletics