Sophia Thomas doesn’t know the meaning of “sophomore slump.” After an impressive first year, she is on track to double her freshman numbers. In just nine games, she has already posted 21 goals, three more than her total for last year. Not bad, considering last year she won the Sheehan Stanwick Rookie of the Year Award.
In their Wednesday night match, the Georgetown women’s basketball team rallied to overcome a nine-point deficit in the first half and beat the Pittsburgh Panthers (13-14, 5-9 Big East) 67-57, ending a two-game losing streak. A buzzer-beating three at the end of the first half by junior Alexa Roche changed the momentum of the game.
For the Georgetown women’s basketball team, sometimes one notable act isn’t enough. The No. 17 Hoyas (18-5, 6-3 Big East) came back from a fourteen-point deficit in the second half to beat the Louisville Cardinals (14-9, 5-4 Big East) 76-52.More impressive than the comeback was how they did it.
When the Georgetown women’s basketball team suffered a crushing 80-58 loss to Notre Dame on Jan. 18, head coach Terri Williams-Flournoy called it a great wake-up call. The team certainly heard that call with a win against Villanova last Saturday, followed by an even more impressive win against West Virginia.
“Every team but one loses their last game,” Georgetown women’s soccer coach Dave Nolan said. Unfortunately, this year, the Hoyas couldn’t be that one team. Last Friday the Georgetown women’s soccer team’s dream season came to an end when the squad fell to No. 12 Ohio State 2-0 in Columbus, Ohio.
On Sunday, fueled by a large home crowd, the Georgetown women’s soccer team played an emotional match against No. 4 Notre Dame (15-1-2) for their final game of the regular season. The match resulted in a tie, bringing the Hoyas’ regular season record to 13-5-1 overall.
The Georgetown women’s soccer team hit the road this week for a string of four away games, and so far they’ve come out the winners against two Big East opponents. The team took on the Cincinnati Bearcats (7-6-1), whose offense got an early lead when they scored in the 13th minute.
Bolstered by a strong second-half showing, the women’s soccer team snapped a three game losing streak by beating Seton Hall on Sunday. The Hoyas defeated the Pirates (6-4-0) 2-0 on Sunday afternoon to improve their record to 8-3-0. The Georgetown Women’s Soccer team is now 2-1-0 in the Big East, which brings them to No. 2 in the conference.