After the first full week of classes since winter break, the Hoyas head into a jam-packed weekend of athletic contests. Between track and field, basketball and tennis, Georgetown teams are playing in a host of competitions up and down the east coast.
Both the men’s and women’s tennis teams are hitting the road this weekend. The women open the weekend on Friday in West Virginia against the Liberty College Flames. After facing the Flames, the Blue and Gray will then head to James Madison to take on the Dukes at noon on Saturday. After a shaky start to the spring season, the women’s team hopes to get a fresh start with these back to back matches on the road. The men’s tennis team will play just one match this weekend, as the team heads to Richmond to take on a Spiders squad that was recently shut out by VCU.
Track and Field
The men’s and women’s track and field teams head to the Penn State National competition this Friday and Saturday. After recording spectacular times against LaSalle in the Hoya Spiked Shoe Invitational last weekend, a whole slew of Georgetown runners hope to build on that success against a higher level of competition in State College and earn its first NCAA qualifying times of the season.
This weekend, Hoya basketball fans better be prepared for two great games. The men’s team tips off against Pittsburgh on Saturday at 4 p.m. After three straight victories, the Blue and Gray hope to bring in another win on the road against a Panthers team that won its first Big East game this week. The game airs on ESPN, and be sure to look out for Coach Thompson III’s sneakers at the game as he participates in the Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers awareness event sponsored by the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. The women’s team is also taking on a conference foe, hosting Rutgers at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in McDonough. Coming off an exciting win against West Virginia, in which Tia McGee’s 17 second-half points propelled the team to victory, the women’s team hopes to improve its record to 17-5 and move up in the national rankings with a two-win week.