#14 Georgetown Downs Cincinnati to Go 4-0 in Big East

CINCINNATI Laura Simanski scored three goals for the second straight game, but the University of Cincinnati (4-6, 0-3 Big East) lacrosse team was unable to stop No. 14 Georgetown (6-5, 4-0 Big East) on Friday afternoon, losing 21-8 at Nippert Stadium.

Ali Mattingly scored UC's first goal of the game on an assist from Katie Liberatore with 25:19 on the clock. Georgetown added three more scores to its four goals before Simanski put the Bearcats' second goal on the board. Simanski, MacKenzie Parsons, and Rachel Mercier scored UC's final three goals of the first half in the last seven minutes, but the Hoyas took a 14-5 lead into the locker room.

Georgetown scored the first four goals of the second half when Liberatore took a pass from Simanski with 17:01 remaining. Simanski and Mercier scored UC's final two goals of the game but the Hoyas tacked on three more goals making the final score 21-8.

Katherine Russo had eight saves in goal for the Bearcats, who won the draw control battle, 17-14. Georgetown had 33 fouls to Cincinnati's 19 and took 33 shots compared to UC's 18.

Cincinnati will play Ohio State on Wednesday, April 14 at 5:00 p.m. in non-conference action at Nippert Stadium.

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WASHINGTON The Georgetown University women's lacrosse squad downed the University of Cincinnati Bearcats (4-6, 0-3 Big East) 21-8 Friday afternoon at Nippert Stadium. The Hoyas started strong and didn't look back with 13 players scoring. Defeating the Bearcats improves Georgetown to 6-5 on the season and a perfect 4-0 in Big East play.

"This was another great team effort," said Head Coach Ricky Fried. "We once against had contributions from a number of people which shows that we are multi-dimensional on offense."

Georgetown opened with a 4-0 run including a goal by Jacqueline Giles (Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron) from senior Sarah Seats (Baltimore, Md./St. Paul's School) off of a restart. After a Bearcat score at 25:19, Giles added another from Seats and then Seats tallied two of her own.

Cincinnati scored, but it was once again Giles that found the back of the cage to make the score 8-2. Giles and Seats accounted for seven of Georgetown's first 10 points in the game.

Giles's goal at 15:04 sparked a 6-0 run to put the Hoyas up by 11. The Bearcats managed three before the end of the half, but freshman Dina Jackson (Potomac, Md./Bullis) scored her fifth of the season to make it 14-5 at the break.

The second half started with a 4-0 run including Giles' fourth goal of the game. Cincinnati stopped the run at 17:01, but GU came back as Danielle Van Fossan (Morristown, N.J./Chatham) found the back of the cage and Jackson tallied her second on the afternoon.

After two UC scores, Jackson made it a hat trick for the day hitting the goal as the keeper came out in the closing seconds of the game making the final 21-8.

Giles led the way for the Hoyas with four goals, while Jackson added three. Seats had four points for the game including two goals and a team-best two assists. Georgetown outshot Cincinnati 33-18 and had eight more draw controls (21-13). The Hoyas also forced 21 Bearcat turnovers. Caitlin Formby (Towson, Md./Notre Dame Prep) was awarded the win in goal with eight saves to her credit.

Georgetown will continue its two-game weekend road swing as the team takes on Louisville Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m.


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