Women's soccer falls 3-0 at Georgetown
Oct. 19, 2017
WASHINGTON - The Marquette University women's soccer team fell, 3-0, to Georgetown in a Thursday matinee at Shaw Field in Washington, D.C.
The Golden Eagles (10-6-1, 3-4 BIG EAST) were outshot 22-3, by the Hoyas (11-3-2, 5-1-1 BIG EAST) and MU keeper Maddy Henry made eight saves on the afternoon. GU entered the contest with an average edge on its opponents of 18.7-4.5 in the shot category.
Taylor Pak and Paula Germino-Watnick scored mid-first half goals and Georgetown held Marquette off the scoreboard for its 12th shutout of the season. Amanda Carolan also added her BIG EAST-best ninth goal of the year in the 85th minute.
The Hoyas applied pressure early and eventually struck at the 15:24 mark on a strike from inside the box by Pak. Henry grabbed a pair of GU corner kicks along the goalmouth to open the match and Rachel Corboz nearly struck in the 13th minute on a booming shot that sailed left of its mark.
Germino-Watnick scored Georgetown's second goal almost exactly 15 minutes after on a shot from the top of the box. The Hoyas outshot Marquette 10-1 in the opening half and had all three of the stanza's corner kicks.
Marquette's best looks of the match came in the 59th minute as Schechtman snuffed out chances by both Madison Dunker on a corner kick and a dangerous run by Carrie Madden. Madden looked to have beaten the GU keeper before Schechtman lunged back to dive on the ball near the goal box.
GU leads the all-time series against Marquette 5-3-1 and is 4-0-1 over the last five meetings. MU fell to the Hoyas, 2-0, in both the regular season and the BIG EAST tournament final last season.
The Golden Eagles return to Milwaukee to host their final regular season home match at 1 p.m. on Sunday against Creighton at Valley Fields. The match, which will air live on the BIG EAST Digital Network, is Marquette's annual `Kick for a Cure' contest in support of the American Cancer Society. The Golden Eagles will don long sleeve pink uniforms, nine of which are up for auction on GoMarquette.com with proceeds slated for the American Cancer Society.
Keep up with the Marquette women's soccer program through social media by following on Twitter (@MUWomensSoccer) and Instagram (@MarquetteWSOC) and `liking' on Facebook (/MUWomensSoccer). Fans interested in tickets can contact the Marquette Ticket Office online or at 414-288-GOMU (4668).
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