Women's Soccer

No. 6/3 Georgetown Plays to Scoreless Tie with Providence in BIG EAST Opener

Sept. 25, 2016

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WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's soccer team outshot its opponent and had several scoring opportunities, but could not find the back of the net as the No. 6-ranked Hoyas played to a scoreless double overtime draw with Providence in the BIG EAST Conference opener for both teams at Shaw Field on Sunday afternoon.

The tie ends Georgetown's seven-game win streak and the Hoyas, ranked No. 6 in the country by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and No. 3 by Soccer America, are now 8-1-1 and 0-0-1 in the BIG EAST. Providence is 6-3-2 overall and 0-0-1 in league play.

"I'm a bit disappointed," Georgetown Head Coach Dave Nolan said. "We worked hard and huffed and puffed. I just don't think we had that little bit of quality that we normally have. They're (Providence) a good team. They set out to play a counter-attacking style. Their plan was to keep numbers behind the ball and when they countered, try and counter with two or three players. Their three up front were a danger and they always looked like they could get one.

"We had a couple of nibbles. We had a really good opportunity when there was a scramble on the line when we hit the post, but certainly not as prolific as we normally. I just don't think we did enough to win the game. IF it was a boxing match, we'd have won on points, but you've got to score a goal."

Georgetown's best chance came in the 80th minute when the ball got into the box and junior midfielder Rachel Corboz (Green Book, N.J./Pingry) had a shot saved by Providence goalkeeper Kristyn Shea. The rebound deflected back to Corboz and her follow-up shot bounced off the post and trickled along the mouth of the goal before a Friars defender cleared it away.

Providence had several opportunities, with a shot from Kristin Hayman blocked in the sixth minute. Georgetown sophomore Arielle Schechtman (Del Mar, Calif./La Jolla Country Day/UCLA) came up with a pair of big saves, first on a shot from Kathryn Hiller in the 22nd minute, and then after a free kick from Kayla Steeves in the 82nd minute.

The Hoyas outshot Providence, 19-9, overall and held a 13-0 advantage in corner kicks, but could not find the back of the net. Sophomore Amanda Carolan (Bayville, N.J./Central Regional) had a shot saved by Shea in the seventh minute, graduate student Marina Paul (Aliso Viejo, Calif./Laguna Beach) had a header saved off a corner kick in the 11th minute and shots from Corboz and Carolan in the 29th and 30th minutes, respectively, were again saved.

Georgetown continues BIG EAST Conference play on Thursday, Sept. 29, hosting Villanova at Shaw Field. The game will kick off at 3 p.m. The game will be shown live on the Georgetown Athletics website, www.GUHoyas.com, with Monika Moore calling the play-by-play.

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