No. 11 Georgetown Tops Women’s Soccer
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Eleventh-ranked Georgetown University put early pressure on visiting Loyola University Maryland Sunday afternoon at Shaw Field, scoring twice in the opening 19 minutes and three times in the first half, en route to a 5-0 non-conference victory.
The Hoyas (3-1-0 overall), who reached the semifinals of the 2016 NCAA College Cup, had quality shot attempts saved by Loyola’s Sumer Rahe twice in the first eight minutes, but Georgetown found the net 13:52 into the contest.
Counterattacking up the middle, Chloe Knott fed the ball to Casey Richards on the wide left side, and she slid a pass to Caitlin Farrell inside the six. Farrell finished with a one-touch shot that went into the right side of the goal, staking the Hoyas to an early advantage.
Mary Theresa Corcoran headed a Julianna Cabrera toward the goal less than two minutes later, but Georgetown goalkeeper Arielle Schechtman got her hands on the shot for a save. Rahe saved two more Georgetown shots in the next three minutes, but the Hoyas found the net again at 18:33.
Richards connected with Farrell again, sending a pass from the left to Farrell eight yards out. Farrell spun to gain space and struck a hard shot that found the goal for her second of the game.
Georgetown added a third goal before halftime when Rachel Corboz finished a Isabelle Fuchs pass for a goal at 32:35. It tacked on a fourth goal 2:43 into the second half as Carson Nizialek scored on a Jenna Menta assist. The Hoyas’ fifth goal came with 62 seconds left in regulation on a Corboz penalty kick.
The Greyhounds will be back on action on Thursday, August 31, when they travel across the Baltimore region to face UMBC at 7 p.m.