Sept. 14, 2014
WASHINGTON - Despite making four saves in the first half of action against Brown, the Georgetown field hockey team was unable to contain the Bears' attack in the second half and ultimately fell 4-1 on Sunday afternoon at Goldberg Field in Providence, R.I. The loss drops the Hoyas' record to 2-3 on the year.
The teams played evenly in the first half as they traded shots at both ends of the field that were saved by a combination of defensive play and goalie performance. Georgetown was first on the attack with senior forward Molly Denzel (Sunnyvale, Calif./St. Francis) forcing Brown goalkeeper Shannon McSweeney to make a save at the 2:06 minute mark of the first half. Emily Weinberg (Shaker Heights, Ohio/Hathaway Brown) and Louise Chakejian (Chester Springs, Pa./The Episcopal Academy) also provided shots for the Blue & Gray early in the game that were wide of the goal.
The tempo would remain the same for the rest of the first half and the teams went into halftime with the score tied 0-0.
Brown scored the first goal at the 38:03 mark in the second half as Clayton Christus scored her first goal of the game off of assists from Katherine Kallergis and Meghan O'Donnell. The Hoyas remained in a defensive mode as the Bears racked up three more shots before finding the back of the net once again at 47:53 to move the score 2-0 in favor of Brown.
Shortly after the second Brown goal, the Bears found the back of the goalie cage once more at 52:50 in the second half to increase their lead to 3-0. The attack was too much for GU who gave up a fourth goal with 11 minutes left in the second half at 59:03, that moved the score to 4-0 in favor of Brown.
Weinberg recorded two shots for the Hoyas at 64:54 and 69:36 of the second half and was able to find the back of the net at 69:41 off of a penalty stroke, with .20 seconds remaining in the game, to put Georgetown on the board and make the final score 4-1. The goal was the second of the season for the midfielder.
Sophomore Rachel Skonecki (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Red Land) was in goal for GU, she recorded eight saves on the day to move her season total to 21.
Georgetown returns home to the Hilltop to host back-to-back contests on Saturday, Sept. 20 as it takes on Longwood at 6 p.m. and Lehigh on Sunday, Sept. 21 at noon. Both games will be played at Multi Sport Field.