Marquette Falls at Georgetown, 4-0
Oct. 12, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C.--The Marquette women's soccer team (7-6-2, 3-1-1) dropped its first BIG EAST Conference match Sunday afternoon, falling 4-0 to the Georgetown Hoyas (9-2-3, 4-0-1) at Shaw Field.
After neither squad was able to find the back of the net in the first half, Georgetown struck early in the second, when the Corboz to Corboz connection bested the Golden Eagles in the 47th minute. Daphne Corboz crossed the ball to sister Rachel Corboz, who pushed a header into the upper right portion of the goal to beat MU's Amanda Engel.
The second goal of the afternoon came in the 68th minute when D. Corboz recorded her second helper. D. Corboz dribbled into the box from the left side and lofted a nice ball to teammate Emily Morgan, who headed it past Engel for her first goal of the season. The freshman, R. Corboz, scored again in the 77th minute when Sarah Adams and sister, D. Corboz, assisted on her tally. D. Corboz, who leads the BIG EAST in assists with 15, collected three assists on the afternoon.
The Hoyas notched the final goal of the match in the 79th minute off of a cornerkick, which resulted in a scrum inside the box. Several players were jockeying for position inside the box and the ball was deflected past Engel.
At the half, the scoreboard at Shaw Field read 0-0. The Golden Eagles came out of the gate playing very aggressive offensively and kept the pressure on the Hoyas all half. Senior Mary Luba notched the first shot of the match in the third minute when she was fed an excellent cross from the left side of the pitch. Luba's attempt was saved by Georgetown's Emily Lewins, who was very effective in the first stanza, notching four saves.
In the 30th minute, Liz Bartels dished a leading pass to Darian Powell who corralled the ball and looked to have a golden opportunity for a score. GU's Lewins left her line and deflected Powell's shot. Powell then grabbed her own rebound, but saw her shot attempt ricochet off the post. Powell and Meegan Johnston provided a spark off the bench for the Golden Eagles in the first half.
The Golden Eagles and Hoyas each recorded 11 shots apiece, with GU holding the edge in the second half 9-4. Engel notched two saves for the Golden Eagles, while her counterpart, Newins, saved seven.
Sunday's defeat marks Marquette's first BIG EAST Conference regular season loss in its last 32 matches, a streak that dated back to 2011.The Hoyas are now unbeaten in their last seven matches and have won four consecutive.
The Golden Eagles return to action this Thursday, Oct. 16, when they host Seton Hall for a 7 p.m. Central time tilt at Valley Fields. The Blue and Gold boast the third-longest home winning streak against conference opponents, with 26-straight victories at Valley Fields in BIG EAST action. Marquette also looks to extend its current five-game home winning streak which has featured wins over Kansas, LSU, Creighton, Villanova and Xavier.
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