Big First Half Carries Georgetown by Villanova

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (April 13, 2014) Despite a late surge towards the end of the second half, Rutgers (7-7, 1-3 Big East) fell to Georgetown (6-7, 3-1 Big East) by a score of 15-10 Sunday afternoon at High Point Solutions Stadium. Redshirt junior midfielder Lauren Sbrilli (Martinsville, N.J.) led the Scarlet Knights with a career-high five goals.

Rutgers trailed the Hoyas, 9-3, at the half and faced a deficit as large as nine goals with 6:32 remaining in regulation. The Scarlet Knights formed a late rally, however, ripping off four goals in the final six minutes of play to get within five, but it wouldn't be enough, as Georgetown held on for the win.

Sophomore attacker Kim Kolodny (Farmingdale, N.Y.) and senior attacker Megan Clements (Pennington, N.J.) finished behind Sbrilli with two goals each. Sophomore midfielder Chrissy Schreiber (East Meadow, N.Y.) added the final tally for the Scarlet Knights.

Freshman midfielder Kristina Dunphey (Hillsborough, N.J.) notched a team-high two assists, while freshman attacker Amanda Turturro (Farmingdale, N.Y.) and redshirt sophomore midfielder Kristin Kocher (Medford, N.J.) also recorded helpers.

Redshirt junior defender Hollie DiMuro (West Babylon, N.Y.) registered a solid performance on the defensive end for Rutgers, totaling team-highs in caused turnovers (four) and ground balls (three).

Nine different Hoyas scored to pace the visitors, while three players recorded hat tricks. Courtney Caputo, Meghan Farrell and Reilly Woodman netted three scores each.

The hosts faced an early 5-0 deficit to open the match, before Sbrilli put Rutgers on the board at 15:54. Georgetown responded with three-straight goals over the following five minutes, until back-to-back winners by Clements and Sbrilli brought RU within five (8-3). Woodman added her second score of the half with 1:29 remaining to put the visitors in front 9-3 at the intermission.

Less than a minute into the second half Turturro found Kolodny to make it a five-score game, but Caputo would net three-straight scores in the next minute to open a 12-4 lead for Georgetown.

The teams exchanged goals, until Clements started a four-goal spurt for RU at 6:16 off the dish from Kocher. Kolodny scored just under a minute later to bring Rutgers within seven (15-8), while Sbrilli tacked on the final two goals with 2:16 left and lastly 48 seconds remaining.

Rutgers travels to Cincinnati on April 17 before closing the regular season road slate at Louisville on April 19.

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WASHINGTON Georgetown (6-7, 3-1 Big East) had a big first half to down the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (7-7, 1-3 Big East), 15-10, Sunday afternoon in Piscataway, N.J. Georgetown completed its two-game road swing going 2-0 and will return home to Multi-Sport Field on Thursday.

"Overall we played more minutes together today that we had in the past so we really grew in that sense," said Georgetown Head Coach Ricky Fried. "We had significant contributions from people outside out top scorers which is great to see."

Senior attacker Meghan Farrell (Bethesda, Md./Georgetown Visitation), senior midfielder Courtney Caputo (Philadelphia, Pa./Springside School) and senior attacker Reilly Woodman (Alexandria, Va./St. Stephen's and St. Agnes) all posted hat tricks, while Farrell added a pair of assists for five points in the contest. Nine different Hoyas found the back of the cage on Sunday.

Junior defender Adrianne Devine (Loudonville, N.Y./Shaker) led the squad with six draw controls and freshman goalkeeper Maddy Fisher (Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron) took the win in goal with seven saves on the afternoon.

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