PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College field hockey team defeated Georgetown, 4-3, in BIG EAST action on Friday, Oct. 13 in Providence, R.I. The Friars improved to 9-5 overall and 4-1 in the conference, while Georgetown evened its record to 7-7 and fell to 1-4 in the BIG EAST. Tonight's game will be broadcast via tape delay at 10:00 p.m. on YurView (Cox 4 & 1004). Check your local listings for availability.
Providence - 4 | Georgetown - 3
Providence - 9-5 (4-1 BIG EAST) | Georgetown 7-7 (1-4 BIG EAST)
Lennon Family Field - Providence, R.I.
GAME FLOW & NOTES
- The Hoyas jumped out to an early 1-0 lead 5:50 into the action. Katie Maransky collected a loose ball at the top of the circle after an initial shot was blocked on a penalty corner. Maransky found Cami Osborne on the left side of the circle and she put the ball into the back of the cage.
- Providence answered to tie the score, 1-1, as Manon van Weezel (Waalre, Holland) scored off a direct shot on a penalty corner. She was assisted on the play by Natalie Mitchell (East Norriton, Pa.) and Allie Lancaster (Cornville, Maine).
- Georgetown answered to regain the lead at 17:00 as Lindsay Getz stood, unmarked in the middle of the circle and deflected ball into the net off a long feed from Jax Van Der Veen. Van Der Veen rifled the ball into the circle from outside the 25 on a free hit.
- The Friars tied the game, 2-2, before halftime as Sylvia Miller (Severn, Md.) notched her first goal of the season off a rebound. Miller was the team's leading returning scorer from a season ago.
- The Friars led in shots (11-5) and penalty corners (4-2) after the first 35 minutes of action.
- Just five of the Friars 11 shots were on goal.
- In the second half, Providence out-shot Georgetown, 10-4, and out-scored the Hoyas 2-1 to take the victory.
- Providence took its first lead of the game (3-2) as Mikayla Michals (Needham, Mass.) notched her fifth goal of the season. She collected a loose ball in the circle and fired a reverse-stick shot into the upper portion of the cage.
- Less than two minutes later, Georgetown answered to tie the game, 3-3 (59:12). Van Der Veen was credited with the goals as she carried the ball into the circle and fired into the low right of the cage.
- Providence's van Weezel scored the game-winning goal with 5:00 minutes left in regulation as she scored off a direct shot on a penalty corner. It marked her second, multi-goal game of the season. Mary O'Reilly (Longmeadow, Mass.) and Maddie Babineau (Milton, Ontario) earned assists on the play.
- With 1:59 to play in regulation, Georgetown pulled their goalkeeper and elected to use a kicking-back the rest of the way. However, the Friars held off the Hoyas down the stretch to get the win.
5:50 - GU: Cami Osorne (Katie Maransky) - pass to left and one-timed
11:27 - PC: Manon van Weezel (Natalie Mitchell/Allie Lancaster) - direct shot off a penalty corner
17:00 - GU: Lindsay Getz (Jax Van Der Veen) - tip-in off long pass into circle
28:21 - PC: Sylvia Miller (unassisted) - off rebound
57:30 - PC: Mikayla Michals (unassisted) - collected loose ball; reverse stick shot
59:12 - GU: Jax Van Der Veen (unassisted) - carried into circle; fired low right
65:00 - PC: Manon van Weezel (Mary O'Reilly/Maddie Babineau) - direct shot off a penalty corner
GEORGETOWN GAME HIGHS
Points: Jax Van Der Veen (3)
Goals: 3 players w/ 1
Assists: 2 players w/ 1
Shots: Nell Van Schaack (3)
Saves: Chloe Verwiel (5)
Providence will return to action on Sunday, Oct. 15 against non-conference foe Dartmouth. The game will be played in Hanover, N.H. and is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m.
- GO FRIARS! -
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