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Weekend Preview: Marist Comes to the Hilltop

Let me be the first to congratulate you fellow Hoyas, we have successfully made it through our first full week of classes. We’ve made it through a week of Lau, morning classes and for the especially unlucky, a few papers. If your week was anything like mine, you’re in some desperate need of some relaxation and what better way to do that than watching your Hoyas in action on the hilltop as well as some other can’t miss matchups in the sporting world. Continue reading

Weekend Preview: Regular Season Finales for Lacrosse Teams

Baseball

Georgetown’s baseball team (22-15, 5-7 Big East) travels to Louisville this weekend for a key Big East matchup. Last weekend, the Blue and Gray dropped two of three at Seton Hall, so this series is important if the Hoyas hope to turn around their recent road struggles. Against the Pirates, GU gave up 20 runs in just two games, but five innings of scoreless pitching from freshman Matt Smith on Sunday helped the team avoid a sweep. Look for junior right fielder Christian Venditti and senior center fielder Justin Leeson to step up at the plate this weekend as the team tries supply some much-needed offense.

Softball

Georgetown’s softball team (19-28, 8-8 Big East) will accompany the baseball team to Kentucky this weekend as they look to move above .500 in the conference against softball powerhouse Louisville. Despite solid run production and strong pitching, the Hoyas won only one of its games last weekend at Big East opponent Providence, so a series win this weekend would give the Hoyas a huge momentum boost with the conference tournament nearing.

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Weekend Preview: Both Lacrosse Teams Travel to South Bend

Men’s Lacrosse

Last Saturday, the Georgetown men’s lacrosse team (5-6, 2-1) took down Big East opponent St. John’s by a score of 14-13. Down 8-5 early in the second quarter, the Hoyas fought back to tie the game at 13-13 with 10.2 seconds remaining in regulation. In overtime, senior midfielder Dan McKinney scored with 3:24 left, avenging the team’s overtime loss to St. John’s from last season. The Blue and Gray look to continue their momentum and stay above .500 in conference play this weekend at No. 4 Notre Dame.

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Weekend Preview: Baseball, Lacrosse and Softball All On the Road

Baseball

After winning two out of three at home against the University of South Florida last weekend, the Diamond Hoyas (17-9, 3-3 Big East) will travel to St. Mary’s this weekend for another three-game series. In the decisive third game against USF on Saturday, freshman catcher Nick Collins drove in three runs to lead the Blue and Gray to a win over the Bulls. GU looks to bring its Big East record to above .500 this weekend against The Gael of St. Mary’s.

Softball

After winning eight straight games, the Georgetown softball team (13-22, 3-2 Big East) dropped two in a row against Notre Dame on Wednesday in a doubleheader at home. The Blue and Gray will look to bounce back this weekend at Rutgers in a three-game series against the Scarlet Knights. Captain Shikara Lowe will need to have a strong offensive performance if the team wants to maintain its winning record in the conference.

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Weekend Preview: Another Georgetown-Syracuse Showdown

Basketball

No. 5 Georgetown, the top seed in the Big East Tournament, defeated Cincinnati 62-43 yesterday afternoon. Big East Player of the Year Otto Porter Jr. led the Blue and Gray with 18 points, while Markel Starks had 14 and D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera added 13 of his own. In case you hadn’t heard, next up for GU is a semifinal matchup with Syracuse, who escaped a nail-biter over Pittsburgh. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m. today, as the Hoyas go for their third win over the Orange in a must-see clash.

On the Diamond

Georgetown baseball (9-6) plays a three-game home series against Princeton this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Shirley Povich Field.  First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Softball plays in the University of Maryland-Baltimore County Tournament this Saturday and Sunday, with games against Morgan State, Hampton University and two against Siena.  The Hoyas (4-18) are coming off an extra innings loss to Drexel.

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Weekend Preview: Georgetown’s Sports Teams Ready for a Busy Spring Break

Although this weekend may be the start of a relaxing spring break for many, the same cannot be said for Georgetown’s sports teams. While we catch up on sleep and Parks and Rec, Blue and Gray athletes still have a busy slate this weekend.

Basketball

Men’s basketball plays Rutgers on Saturday at the Verizon Center, tipoff at 9 p.m.  The Hoyas (22-4, 12-3 Big East) are coming off a huge road win against Syracuse last week, with sophomore Otto Porter Jr. scoring 33 points.  On Wednesday, the Blue and Gray took down Connecticut in double overtime after giving up a double-digit lead.  Porter Jr. scored 22 points and Markel Starks added 19 of his own.  GU looks to extend its ten-game winning streak against Rutgers (13-13, 4-11) and to remain in first place atop the Big East standings.

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