Delaware Gets Off to Fast Start Before Dropping 16-7 Decision to #18 Georgetown
February 29, 2012
File Photo Courtesy of Mark Campbell
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The University of Delaware women’s lacrosse squad could not capitalize on a strong start and a second half rally Wednesday afternoon as host Georgetown put together two big scoring surges and moved on to a 16-7 non-league victory over the Blue Hens at the Georgetown Multi-Sport Field.
Delaware (2-2), which had a two-game winning streak snapped, jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead on goals by Angela Biciocchi (at right) and Chelsea Fay in the first nine minutes but it wouldn’t hold up as the No. 18 ranked Hoyas reeled off seven straight goals to take an insurmountable 7-2 lead.
The Hens, who were coming off consecutive 11-7 home wins over Villanova and Lehigh last week, cut the lead to the just three goals twice in the second half, but could never get closer.
The game marked the first ever meeting between the two schools in women’s lacrosse. Georgetown, which was playing its season opener, was the Hens’ second Top 20 opponent this season.
Delaware sophomore Abbie Hartman posted her second straight multi-goal game as she led the Hens with two goals. Fay, Biciocchi, Brittany Griel, Shannon Burns, and Allison Hahn also scored goals for the Hens with Burns adding four draw controls and Caitlin McCartney contributing six groundballs and three caused turnovers to go along with an assist.
Georgetown (1-0), which got off 53 shots on the day, got four goals from Dina Jackson while Sophia Thomas, Kelsi Bazel, and Caroline Tarzian each scored twice.
Delaware goalkeepers Alex Zaugra and Tori Zorovich split time and compiled 17 saves with Zorovich recording a career-high 14 stops.
After falling behind 7-2 at the break, Delaware started the second half strong too, getting goals from Griel and Hahn in the first nine minutes to cut the gap to 7-4. The Hoyas responded with three straight goals but Delaware had an answer again, getting three consecutive goals, including two from Hartman, to cut the deficit to 10-7 with 9:57 remaining.
However, the Hens would not get closer as Georgetown responded with six straight goals over the final 5:13 to keep Delaware at bay.
The Hens will look to start another winning streak this Saturday when they open a three-game home stand against La Salle at 3 p.m. at Delaware Stadium.Back To Women's Lacrosse Home Women's Lacrosse Story Archive