Oct. 11, 2015
Butler 1, Georgetown 0
WASHINGTON - Butler scored an early goal in the first half and withstood a furious rally by Georgetown in the second half and held on for a 1-0 win over the Hoyas in a BIG EAST Conference women's soccer game at the Butler Bowl in Indianapolis Sunday afternoon.
The loss ends a four-game win streak for the Hoyas, who fall to 8-5-0 overall and 3-1-0 in league play, while Butler improves to 10-5-1 overall and 3-2-0 in league play.
"This turned out to be as difficult a game as I expected," Georgetown Head Coach Dave Nolan said. "The field surface was a challenge for us and we never got to grips with it.
"Butler is a good team with some special players and they scored early which gave them great belief. We fought hard and had some decent chances, but just couldn't put one away."
The Bulldogs scored in the seventh minute, when Serina Kashimoto took a shot from the right that hit the crossbar and deflected in at 6:14. Halle Stelbasky had fed the ball to Kashimoto after a throw-in from Jamison Midgley.
The Hoyas had several chances in the second half but could not connect. Sophomore midfielder Rachel Corboz (Green Brook, N.J./Pingry) had a shot saved by Butler goalkeeper Madison Card in the 47th minute and a shot from sophomore Chloe Knott (Auckland, New Zealand/Rangitoto College HS), off a corner from Corboz, went high in the 51st minute.
Georgetown continued to look for the equalizer as the second half progressed. The Hoyas took four corner kids while shots from freshman Caitlin Farrell (Wallingford, Conn./Choate Rosemary Hall) and Corboz were blocked just before the midway point of the second half and a pair of shots from senior Crystal Thomas (Elgin, Ill./Wheaton Academy/Notre Dame), including a header in the 81st minute, were saved.
The Hoyas out-shot Butler, 12-9, including a 9-5 advantage in the second half, and had a 5-3 edge in corner kicks.
Georgetown is back home on Wednesday, Oct. 14, hosting BIG EAST Conference rival Xavier. Kickoff at Shaw Field is slated for noon. The game will be shown live on the BIG EAST Digital Network.