This past weekend was a busy one for several Hoya teams as parents of students and athletes flooded the campus for a festive weekend. On Friday, Hoya Hoops Madness got the weekend off to a spirited start with Georgetown men’s and women’s basketball teams introductions, a dunk contest judged by former Hoya players, Dikembe Mutombo and Reggie Williams and Jaren Jackson and intersquad scrimmage. To finish off the night, 2 Chainz was a celebrity guest for the event and a highlight of the evening.
On Saturday afternoon in the Windy City on Wish Field, Georgetown men’s soccer defeated Big East rival Depaul University 1-0. The Blue and Gray maintained possession of the ball for majority of the match, however it remained scoreless until the 75th minute when sophomore midfielder Arun Basuljevic scored on Colgate goalie, Mack Robinson off an assist from junior forward Alex Muyl. With the win, the Hoyas improve to 5-0 in conference play.
Also on Saturday, Georgetown women’s swimming and diving team defeated Towson University, 141-121. Sophomore Bailey Page had a great day for the Hoyas, winning the women’s 200 freestyle and the 100-yard freestyle. She also finished second in the 50-yard freestyle, two-tenths of a second beyond senior Erica Fabbri. Sophomore Molly Fitzpatrick and Junior Katie Duncalf also won the 200-yard breaststroke and the 100-yard backstroke, respectively. Georgetown men’s swimming and diving fell to Townson, 180-118. Georgetown freshman Jessie Gibson was the only first place winner of the day for the Hoyas on the men’s swimming side, winning the men’s 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:36:13. However, in diving Jared Cooper-Vespa won the one-meter and three meter diving competition with scores of 303.60 and 317.63, respectively.
On Saturday night, Georgetown women’s volleyball dropped to 3-1 (22-25, 25-21, 29-27, 25-21) with a hard Big East conference loss to Butler. The Blue and Gray fought valiantly with freshman outside hitter Alyssa Sinnett, freshman setter Paige McKnight and senior outside hitter Lauren Saar all contributing double-doubles. With the loss, the Hoyas fall to 8-14 on the season and 2-7 in conference play.
Georgetown men’s and women’s cross country competed in the 2015 NCAA Pre-National Meet in Louisville, Kentucky this Saturday. With 251 total points, the men’s team finished fifth overall. Junior middle distance runner Jonathan Green had a great day, finishing sixth overall with a 23:28:7 time on the 8,000-meter race. The women’s cross country also had a good day of competition, finishing seventh overall with 281 points. All-American graduate student Andrea Keklak led the women, placing 33rd overall with a 20:35:2 time in the 6,000-meter race.
In the final sporting event of a busy Saturday on the Hilltop, the Georgetown football team fell short to Colgate University 17-13 after an impressive comeback attempt by the Hoyas in the fourth quarter. The Hoyas, who trailed the Raiders for the entirety of the first half, finally got on the board in the first minute of the fourth quarter with a 37- yard field goal by junior placekicker Henry Darmstadter. Senior Quarterback Kyle Nolan rushed into the endzone with 12:38 left in the game, making the score 17-10. Darmstadter kicked another 37-yard field goal making the score 17-13 with four and half minutes left in the fourth quarter, however Colgate ran out the clock and Georgetown never got the ball back.
Amidst a snowy Sunday in Hamilton, New York, Georgetown women’s field hockey won their third consecutive game by beating Colgate 3-2 and improving to 8-7 on the season. Junior forward Aliyah Graves-Brown was the first to strike on the day at the 11:14 mark, recording her fifth goal of the season. Freshman forward Helena Masiello and sophomore forward Megan Parson scored at the 41:16 and 47:45 mark respectively to secure the win for the Hoyas.
Finally, on Shaw Field this Sunday, Georgetown women’s soccer tied Big East rival Marquette 2-2. Goalless in the first half, goals from sophomore defender Taylor Pak and sophomore midfielder Rachel Corboz put the Hoyas up by two in the beginning of the second half. However, the Hoyas were not able to combat two goals scored later by Marquette. Two overtime periods went scoreless again, ending the game in a tie.