Nine minutes into its conference opener, the No. 8 Georgetown’s women lacrosse team (6-2, 1-0 Big East) found itself behind 3-2 against Cincinnati (4-3, 0-1 Big East). The Hoyas had never lost to the Bearcats, but they seemed to be in for a tough contest early.
Well, any fears of an upset were assuaged quickly and defiantly as the Blue and Gray ended the game on a staggering 19-0 run to easily prevail 21-3 over Cincinnati. GU utilized an impressive combination of selfless offense and physically overwhelming defense to dominate the Bearcats over the game’s final 51 minutes.
Georgetown’s early season pattern of a balanced offensive attack continued Friday, as 13 different Hoyas put the ball in the back of the net. Junior midfielder Hannah Franklin led the way with a hat trick, while six other teammates also scored multiple goals. Freshman attack Corinne Etchison added one goal and three assists of her own on the day.
After GU fell behind, junior midfielder Kelyn Freedman tied the score up off a nifty assist from Etchison. Etchison then found midfielder Erin Lovett less than a minute later to give the Hoyas a one-goal advantage.
Georgetown never looked back from that point on, particularly in a dominant finish to the first half; over the final five minutes before intermission, the Blue and Gray netted four goals to enter the break with a commanding 14-3 lead.