Marquette falls 4-0 at Georgetown in BIG EAST semis

Darian Powell ends her career eighth in MU history with 23 career goals and sixth with 10 match winners.
Nov. 2, 2017

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WASHINGTON – Marquette fell, 4-0, at No. 19 Georgetown in the semifinals of the BIG EAST Conference Women’s Soccer Championship on Thursday afternoon at Shaw Field in Washington, D.C.

The Golden Eagles end their 25th season in program history at 13-7-1 overall and fall in the BIG EAST semis for the sixth time.

Caitlin Farrell, Rachel Corboz and Kelly Livingstone all scored for the Hoyas (13-3-3), who will look to defend their league tournament title on Sunday afternoon against the winner of the day’s second semifinal match between No. 20 Butler and Providence.

Marquette pushed the pace early at Shaw Field and had a couple of early looks ahead to freshman Kylie Sprecher before the Hoyas struck.

Farrell put Georgetown ahead in the 10th minute after receiving a Jenna Staudt cross into the box from the right flank. Farrell buried her seventh goal of the year past Henry and Corboz notched her first tally just under four minutes later.

Corboz was fouled at the top of the box and sent her free kick right to left around the MU wall and inside the left post. It was her second free kick of the match from the top of the box as her first try sailed over the crossbar.

Livingstone scored on a header at the far post off a Corboz corner kick in the 50th minute, while Corboz’s second marker came in the 64th minute on her third free kick in the attacking third.

The match marks the final career contest for seniors Eli Beard, Madison Dunker, Kirsten Timmer, Caroline Fink and sixth-year graduate student Darian Powell.

Powell had MU’s best look of the second half on a run in the 82nd minute that GU keeper Arielle Schechtman came out towards the top of the box to cut down Powell’s angle and make the save.

The Golden Eagles’ last victory over a nationally ranked foe came over No. 6/8 Georgetown on Oct. 13, 2013 at Valley Fields, a 4-0 MU triumph. MU is 0-5-1 against the Hoyas since that victory and 0-8 in its last seven matches against ranked opponents.

GU leads the all-time series against Marquette, 6-3-1, and topped MU 2-0, in both the regular season and the BIG EAST tournament final last year.

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).




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