Georgetown netted a big statement win Saturday, taking down Towson 24-22 in Potomac conference play. Towson is fresh off back-to-back Final Four appearances and seemed poised for another big season. The Hoyas hadn’t beaten Towson since spring 2009, the last year Georgetown reached the Final Four.
Georgetown struck first with a converted penalty kick by flyhalf and captain Jack Sheridan, followed quickly with a try by wing Tommy Richey. The early going featured tough play around the breakdown, as is customary in the Potomac, as Towson was able to answer with a penalty kick and a try of its own, but a failed conversion at the end of the first half allowed Georgetown to reach the break leading 10-8.
As the second half began, the Hoyas successfully extended their lead with tries on explosive runs from Rob Rosa and Ken O’Brien. But after each score, the resilient Towson side responded with a converted try of its own.
As the match extended into injury time with Towson still trailing by two, the Tigers pressured the Hoyas deep inside their territory. As full time approached, Towson hoped to steal the win due to a Hoyas infraction, but missed the penalty kick at full time.
The win sees the Hoyas improve to 2-0 in conference play and drops Towson to 1-1.
Tries: Richey, Rosa, O’Brien
Cons: Sheridan (2), Schmidt
Tries: Unknown (3)
Cons: Unknown (2)