COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Senior Michelle Amon and junior Becca Maddock each scored a pair of goals to help lead the 16th ranked University of Louisville field hockey team to an 8-1 win over BIG EAST Conference opponent Georgetown Saturday afternoon. The Cardinals improve to 7-2 (2-0) while the Hoyas drop to 1-7 (0-2).
“We are happy to get our second BIG EAST win,” said UofL head coach Justine Sowry. “Georgetown showed the physicality and pressure that we are striving for. We were able to execute some great passing patterns today. When we are disciplined with moving the ball and providing options for the ball carrier, we can look very good. We can still learn and get better.”
The Cardinals wasted little time getting on the scoreboard. Just 52 seconds into the game, freshman Shannon Sloss connected on a feed from sophomore Elisa Garcia for her fifth goal of the season. The Cards held the 1-0 lead until the 25:56 mark in the game when Garcia’s penalty corner shot was deflected by junior Becca Maddock to make the score 2-0.
Louisville entered halftime with the 2-0 lead after outshooting Georgetown 13-3 and holding a 7-2 advantage in penalty corners.
When the second half opened, it was the Hoyas who broke through early. Georgetown was awarded a corner in third minute of the half and Katie Dempsey deflected Louise Chakejian’s shot to cut the lead to 2-1.
The Cards pulled away with four goals in a 10 minute span. Junior Alyssa Voelmle provided a corner stop and then sent a pass to junior Paige Monsen whose second goal of the season made the score 3-1 at the 50:11 mark in the game. Just over a minute later, Maddock notched her second goal of the game – and the season – when she connected on Voelmle’s dish from outside the circle.
Amon increased the lead to 5-1 with an assist from fellow senior - and current BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week Erin Schneidtmiller. Two minutes after that, senior Kelsey Rosenmeier registered her first goal of the season and Amon connected on her second goal of the game and third of the season with an assist from freshman Lotta Kahlert to make the score 7-1 at the 60:08 mark in the game.
Stratton capped the scoring with a penalty corner assist from sophomore Megan Anstotz at the 67:06 mark in the game.
In the game, the Cards outshot the Hoyas 24-4 and outcornered them by a 9-3 margin. The goal total was the highest since August 29, 2010 when Louisville beat Central Michigan 10-0. Louisville sophomore goalkeeper Sydney King (7-2)had one save while Georgetown’s Rosalie Nolen (1-8) had nine stops in the game.
“We need to continue to work on our discipline both on and off the ball in order to complete a solid game,” said Sowry. “Our depth proved to be the difference maker today.”
The Cardinals are back in action on October 1, when the travel to Columbus, Ohio to face Ohio State.