WASHINGTON, DC – The Rutgers women’s lacrosse team opened up a 4-1 early lead but could not hold on as second-ranked Georgetown came back to defeat the Scarlet Knights, 13-6, on Sunday afternoon at North Kehoe Field. Rutgers falls to 3-4 on the season and 0-2 in the BIG EAST, while Georgetown improves its mark to 6-1 overall and 3-0 in the BIG EAST.
After the Hoyas opened the contest with a goal, Rutgers reeled off four straight goals to open the 4-1 advantage. Freshman Katie Batiuk (Jackson, NJ) scored her first of two goals during the spurt, connecting at the 22:53 mark of the first half. Fellow freshman Jamie Farwell (Medford Lakes, NJ) scored her second career goal to give RU the lead at 2-1. Junior Lindsay Rising (Malvern, PA) registered the Scarlet Knights’ third goal, while Batiuk capped the run with a free-position goal at the 15:13 mark.
Georgetown responded with the final three goals of the first half, including a pair in the final minute of the period.
The Hoyas pulled away in the second half, scoring nine of the 11 goals in the second stanza. Rising added her second goal for RU with just over 20 minutes to play, while senior Maggie Bopp (Lindenhurst, NY) recorded her 12th goal of the season off a Batiuk feed with 14:16 to play to cut the Hoya lead to 11-6. Georgetown scored the final two goals in the game to earn the 13-6 victory. Both teams were held scoreless during the final 10 minutes of play.
Rutgers goalie Lyndsey Feldman (Ft. Myers, FL) stopped six shots while allowing 12 goals, splitting time with Jaclyn Greenbaum (Ellicott City, MD) who made three saves, allowing one goal. Georgetown’s Sarah Robinson ended the game with nine saves while allowing six goals.
The Scarlet Knights will wrap up their three-game road swing at Villanova on Wednesday, March 31 at 7 p.m.