Marquette falls to No. 7 Georgetown, 2-0, in BIG EAST Final
Nov. 6, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Marquette fell to No. 7 Georgetown, 2-0, on Sunday afternoon in the title match of the BIG EAST Conference Women's Soccer Championship at Shaw Field in Washington, D.C.
The BIG EAST regular season champion Golden Eagles (12-7-2) were outshot 16-1 on the afternoon by the Hoyas (16-2-3), who captured their first league tournament crown with the victory. BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year Morgan Proffitt was named to the all-tournament team for Marquette along with freshman goalkeeper Maddy Henry, who made seven saves, and redshirt sophomore forward Carrie Madden.
Marquette is now 2-2 all-time in the BIG EAST tournament finals with titles in 2012 and 2013 and runner-up finishes in 2009 and 2016.
The Golden Eagles will hold a viewing party for the NCAA Championship Selection Show at the Union Sports Annex (corner of N. 16th Street and W. Wells Street) on Marquette's campus on Monday at 3:30 p.m. Central time. The show will be broadcast live on NCAA.com.
Georgetown's Grace Damaska tallied the day's first goal after settling the ball at the top of the box before turning and firing in a strike over the outstretched arms of Henry. The Hoyas' score came as they established possession in the attacking third a minute earlier as Rachel Corboz fed the ball ahead to a streaking Damaska with MU pushed up at the other end. Henry came up to meet Damaska at the edge of the box to deny her in a one-on-one battle.
Marquette's lone first half shot came in the 37th minute on a strike by Liz Bartels that was saved by GU's Arielle Schechtman at the near post.
Corboz posted the day's second tally in the 52nd minute after settling a rebound off a post shot from Chloe Knott. Henry dove to her left in an attempt to get Knott's strike before the ball bounced out to Corboz, who was waiting at the edge of the 6-yard box for her 10th of the year.
Marquette will await its postseason fate in Monday's selection show and is attempting to make its 13 NCAA tournament appearance and its first since 2013.
Keep up with the Marquette women's soccer program all season long through social media by following on Twitter (@MUWomensSoccer) and Instagram (@MarquetteWSOC) and `liking' on Facebook (/MUWomensSoccer).
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