Women's Lacrosse Gears Up for Georgetown

Follow @PennWomensLax

PHILADELPHIA – No. 16 Penn heads to the nation’s capital on Saturday, playing Georgetown in the middle game of a three-game road swing for the Red and Blue.

The Quakers are on a three-game winning streak heading into their tilt with the Hoyas. Overall, Penn is 4-1 in 2016 and 3-1 in non-conference play. Georgetown’s overall record is 1-4 with all five games coming outside the Big East.

Notes to Know …

Penn owns a 2-1 lead in the brief all-time series between the two schools. The Hoyas claimed the first game, an 11-9 result at Franklin Field in 2012. Penn has won the last two, including a 15-8 win last season in Philadelphia.

The two teams have never played in D.C. Outside of the two meetings at Franklin Field, the third Penn-Georgetown game was played at the McDonogh School in Baltimore during the 2014 season – an 8-6 Penn victory.

The Corcoran sisters – Nina and Chrissy – will be bringing the family back together. Their older sister, Rosie, played lacrosse for the Hoyas from 2010-13.

Getting to Know Georgetown …
The Hoyas are 1-4 this season, but their win was a big one – a 10-9 win at No. 15 Duke on Wednesday … The Hoyas held on in the game, building a 10-5 lead with 16:45 to play and needing every one of those 10 goals as Duke scored four times in the final 12:57 to get within one … The Hoyas also have one-goal losses to No. 9 Princeton and No. 20 Towson on their resume … Kristen Bandos leads the Hoyas with nine goals this season … Francesca Whitehurst has the team lead in points with 12 on seven goals and five assists … Corinne Etchison has four goals and six assists… Annie Heagerty leads Georgetown with six caused turnovers … The Hoyas have been playing two goalies, with Maddy Fisher starting all five games and posting a 13.07 GAA and .310 save percentage … Megan McDonald has played more minutes despite not starting any games, and has a 9.35 GAA and .447 save percentage.

Corcoran Ascending Assist Charts …
Nina Corcoran is one of the nation’s leading playmakers, ranking fifth among active players with 84 assists and sixth in assists-per-game with 1.45. Corcoran’s 15 assists this season are No. 1 in the Ivy League and seventh in the county. Her 3.0 assists-per-game in 2016 are also No. 1 in the Ivy League and rank No. 3 among all Division I players.

Nina’s Numbers are No. 1 …
In terms of points, Nina Corcoran is No. 1 in the Ivy League and No. 22 in the country with 24 points through five games. Her 4.8 points-per-game are second in the Ivy League in 15th in the country.

Britt Brown Backstopping Defense …
Goalkeeper Britt Brown is second among Ivy League goalkeepers with a 6.31 GAA – despite having played 35 more minutes than the top-ranked goalie. Her .517 save percentage is second among Ivy keepers. Among goalkeepers nationally, she ranks No. 9 in GAA and No. 10 in save percentage – one of just three keepers to be in the Top-10 in both categories.

Williamson Among League Leaders in Goals …
Senior Iris Williamson has scored 13 goals this season, third among Ivy Leaguers.

Penn Prides Itself on Possession …
The Quakers have not been kind to opponents this season, refusing to give up possession without a fight. Penn is No. 2 in the county in turnovers-per-game, committing just 9.6 per outing.

Corcoran Claims Second Ivy Weekly Award …
Nina Corcoran’s 10-point week secured her second Ivy League weekly award of the season as she was named Co-Offensive Player of the Week. The selection was the third of her career.

Penn Wins City Showdown at Saint Joseph’s, 12-6
An 8-0 run to open the game built a comfortable cushion for the Quakers in a Philly clash at Saint Joseph’s on March 8. Nina Corcoran had two goals and five assists to lead the Quakers, while Iris Williamson and Alex Condon each recorded hat tricks. Brooke Kiley was a force on the draw, winning six.

Penn Blasts Brown, 8-3 …
The Red and Blue opened Ivy League play on March 5 with an 8-3 defeat of Brown at Franklin Field. Britt Brown made six saves in the win as the defense limited Brown to just 12 shots on goal. The win extended Penn’s winning streak over Brown to 10 games.

Quakers Run Past Rutgers, 15-8 …
The offense was clicking and the defense was stifling for Penn in a convincing win over Rutgers at Franklin Field. By the time the starters were subbed off, it was 11-1 for the Red and Blue. Nina Corcoran had a career night, tallying a career-high six assists and eight points.

Quakers Look to Rebound After Loss at #10 Duke …
Penn’s first road trip of the season saw the Quakers nearly miss on a comeback attempt at Duke. The Quakers closed to within one, 7-6, with 21 minutes to play, but could not find the equalizer. The Blue Devils got the next one to regain the two goal lead with 10:55 to play, and Penn decided to press the issue with the goalkeeper joining the defensive push. Duke took advantage with four more goals for the final 12-6 score. Iris Williamson had four goals in the game, while Brooke Kiley had two caused turnovers and three draw controls. Britt Brown made nine saves in goal, adding two ground balls.

Penn Downs Delaware, 12-10, in Season Opener …
The Quakers got off to a hot start to the 2016 season with the game’s first three goals in an eventual 12-10 win over Delaware at Franklin Field on February 20. Nina Corcoran scored twice and added four assists for her 12th career game with five or more points. In her first game with the Quakers, Britt Brown made nine saves in goal for her first collegiate win. Defender Liz Gully made the most of her first career start with three caused turnovers and two ground balls.

Corcoran Named Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week …
For her six-point effort in the opener, Nina Corcoran was named Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week. Honored as such for the second time in her career, Corcoran leads the Ivy League in assists after one week of play.

Tewaaraton Award Watch List Includes Nina Corcoran …
On February 23, the Tewaaraton Award Watch List was announced, and Nina Corcoran was one of the 50 women’s players announced as potential candidates for college lacrosse’s top honor.

Nina Corcoran and Lely DeSimone Named Preseason All-American …
Before the season, co-captains Nina Corcoran and Lely DeSimone were named Preseason All-American by Inside Lacrosse. Corcoran, a second-team All-Region selection in 2015, was named second-team All-American. DeSimone, also a second-team All-Region selection last season, was selected as honorable mention preseason All-American.

#FightOnPenn