April 10, 2014
STORRS, Conn. – The University of Connecticut women’s lacrosse team continues conference play on Friday when the Huskies host Georgetown at the George J. Sherman-Family Sports Complex in an afternoon contest set for 4 p.m.
UConn (7-4 overall, 2-0 Big East) is currently riding a six-game winning streak, which it extended last Saturday with a 12-11 overtime win against Rutgers on the road. The Huskies, who trailed by as many as six goals in the first half, scored six of the last eight goals to push the game to overtime. Senior midfielder Lauren Kahn (Nanuet, N.Y.) netted the game-winner with 3:23 left in the extra period, scoring her second overtime game-winner of the season. With the win, Connecticut improves to 3-0 in games decided by one goal on the season.
Senior midfielder Kacey Pippitt (New Canaan, Conn.) had an excellent day on the draw against the Scarlet Knights, as she tied a school record with seven draw controls in the game. Pippitt leads the team in draw controls this season with 35, and her 3.18 draw controls a game ranks third in the Big East.
UConn is 0-13 all-time against Georgetown in a series that dates back to 2001 and last season the Huskies fell to the Hoyas, 9-6, despite two goals from Pippitt. Georgetown sits at 4-7 overall and 1-1 in Big East play this season, but the Hoyas have faced some tough competition earlier this year. Georgetown has played seven games against teams that are currently ranked, including a match-up versus No.1 North Carolina, who took down the Hoyas, 18-11, on March 15th.
The Hoyas defeated Marquette, 12-5, on Apr. 5th, snapping a six-game losing streak behind a career-high six goals from midfielder Kelyn Freedman, who was named the Big East Offensive Player of the Week on Tuesday. Attacker Corinne Etchison added two assists in the win for Georgetown, which outshot the Golden Eagles, 34-10, in the game.
Georgetown head coach Ricky Fried is in his 10th season with the Hoyas, who have gone 106-58 during his first nine seasons. He has coached 22 national All-Americans while at Georgetown, and the Hoyas have won six Big East regular season titles during his tenure.