22nd-ranked Georgetown University is serving notice on NCLL Division II contenders. In the program’s first year back to official club status after a 4 year hiatus, the Hoyas show no sign of rust and are excited by their positive start. After a convincing victory over Chesapeake Division DII rival, UMBC, in early February, the Hoyas played back to back impressive games. On Thursday, Georgetown traveled to D1 #1-ranked Maryland (Terps Lacrosse Club) and fell 10-5 in a competitive contest before bouncing back Saturday to thump 6th-ranked DII Catholic University at home.
The Hoyas jumped out to quick lead over visiting Catholic University at Cooper Field on the campus of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and never looked back en route to a 13-2 victory. Georgetown controlled face-offs throughout the contest and capitalized on their possession advantage to cruise past Catholic. The Hoyas displayed solid ball movement and balanced scoring that kept the visiting Cardinals on their heels.
For their part, Catholic got a strong game in the cage and the play of their long poles kept the contest from getting too far out of hand. The Cardinals may have been out-played on the day, but they certainly weren’t out-hustled.
Catholic University looks to rebound Sunday at DII conference foe, George Mason. Georgetown’s next test will be against Chesapeake DII Washington College.