WASHINGTON, D.C. - Despite three goals by freshman attacker Nina Frankoski (Maplewood, NJ) and two more by junior midfielder Sarah Soden (Monroe Twp., NJ), the Rutgers University women’s lacrosse team fell to the fourth-ranked Georgetown Hoyas, 15-7, Saturday afternoon.
The Hoyas raced out to the early 5-0 lead but RU freshman midfielder Katy Lawrence (Pylesville, MD) got Rutgers on the board at the 9:25 mark of the first frame with a goal off of an assist from junior midfielder Katie Batiuk (Jackson, NJ). Batiuk and junior midfielder Jamie Farewell (Medford Lakes, NJ) each picked up four groundballs in the losing effort.
Georgetown got goals from eight different players in the first half and went into the halftime with a 9-1 advantage over the Scarlet Knights.
Georgetown attackers Coco Stanwick and Lucy Poole scored three goals apiece, Stanwick’s coming in the second half, to lead the Hoyas. Rutgers was able to score six second half goals, but the early advantage that Georgetown rushed out to proved to be too much to overcome.
Rutgers freshman goalie Sandra Abel (Monrovia, MD) stopped 12 shots and picked up three groundballs, but wound up with her third loss of the season.
With the loss, the Scarlet Knights fell to 5-3 on the season, including an 0-2 mark in BIG EAST Conference action.
The win improved the Hoyas to 6-1 overall and 2-0 in BIG EAST Conference play.
The Scarlet Knights will be back in action on Monday, March 27 when they travel to Old Dominion for a non-conference tilt against the Monarchs.