April 10, 2011

Here Come the Hoyas: Kirr's Career Day Propels Georgetown Past Louisville

from press release

WASHINGTON -- Senior attacker Jordy Kirr (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr School) had a big day scoring two goals and posting four assists as the Georgetown University women's lacrosse squad downed the University of Louisville Cardinals (8-4, 1-2 BIG EAST), 19-12, Sunday afternoon at Multi-Sport Field. The Blue & Gray improved to 6-5 overall and a perfect 4-0 in BIG EAST play.

Kirr's four helpers gave her 101 career assists which broke the program record of 98 previously held by Sheehan Stanwick and set in 2001. Coupled with her 109 career goals, Kirr is now the first player in Georgetown history to have 100 goals and 100 assists in their career.

"I'm so excited for Jordy, she's worked incredibly hard to get here," said Georgetown Head Coach Ricky Fried. "Although these are individual milestones, holding the assist record shows what an unselfish player she is and her 100 goals show how much she means to our team. Jordy should be very proud of what she has accomplished."

Kirr and the Hoyas started the scoring early as Georgetown opened the game with a 6-1 run including two Kirr assists to break the record. Louisville countered at 11:27, but the Hoyas had an answer as Kirr assisted on sophomore Sophia Thomas' (Lutherville, Md./Maryvale Prep) third score of the afternoon. The pair combined for three goals in the first half.

The Cardinals had one more goal at 9:29, but Kirr continued to exploit the Louisville defense finding the back of the cage twice in the closing minutes to make it 9-3 at the break.

The squads traded goals for the first 15 minutes of the second half as the Cards tried to dig themselves out of the hole. A score from senior Jacqueline Giles (Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron) on the assist from Thomas gave the Hoyas the eight-goal lead, 15-7, but Louisville had an answer rattling off three scores to pull within five.

Sophomore Kelsi Bozel (Hunt Valley, Md./Notre Dame Prep) scored with the assist from senior Mary Wittelsberger (Parkton, Md./Hereford) to stop the run, but the Cardinals had two more goals in them before the end of the game to keep it close. Georgetown managed three scores in the final eight minutes to hold the Cardinals at bay making the final 19-12.

GU outshot UofL, 39-23, and had 12 ground balls to Louisville's nine. The Cardinals held an advantage in draw controls, 19-13, but turned the ball over 16 times as Georgetown's ride continued to be effective.

Thomas led the Hoyas with seven points on five goals and two assists and Kirr notched six points on two goals and four assists. Senior Mary Beth Brophy (Berwyn, Pa./Archbishop Carroll) added three goals as 10 different players tallied a point and seven had multiple goals for the Blue & Gray.

Georgetown will be back in action on Saturday as the Hoyas host No. 13 Syracuse at Multi-Sport Field to cap off the four-game home stand. The opening draw is scheduled for noon and the game will be televised live on CBS College Sports. Live stats and an audio-only broadcast will be available at www.GUHoyas.com.


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