After going 3-15 last season, Georgetown field hockey (1-1) began its 2012 campaign on a successful note with a 3-2 win over Appalachian State Saturday. But the team then fell to Davidson, 4-0, on Sunday, dropping them to .500 in the young season.

“I think [the Appalachian State] win sets the tone for the season for us,” Head Coach Tiffany Marsh told “It gets the monkey off our back.”

In the first game, the Mountaineers took an early lead over the Hoyas, but forward Catherine Shugrue — one of 10 seniors for the Blue and Gray — scored Georgetown’s first goal to even the score near the end of the first half.

After the break, senior midfielder Kimberly Keating scored on an assist from classmate and forward Annie Wilson. Wilson then scored unassisted, extending Georgetown’s lead to 3-1.

“It was a good individual play by Annie to stay in the play in the circle,” Marsh said. “It was a scramble in front of the goal and pure hustle to put it in the back of the net.”

Although Appalachian State scored once more, it was too little, too late, and Georgetown pulled out the win.

The performance on Sunday was decidedly worse, however, with the Hoyas unable to get a shot off against the Wildcats.

Senior goalie Briana Pereira had seven saves on the afternoon but allowed four Davidson goals.

Georgetown will have the week off for practice, before travelling to Lynchburg, Va., to take on Liberty at 1 p.m. Saturday. The Hoyas will stay in the Commonwealth Sunday for a game against Richmond at 1 p.m.

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