Sept. 17, 2017
Georgetown 2, Towson 0
WASHINGTON - The No. 18-ranked Georgetown University women's soccer team beat Towson, 2-0, in its final non-conference game of the regular season on Sunday afternoon in Towson, Md.
Georgetown, the defending BIG EAST Champion, opens conference play next Sunday, Sept. 24, hosting St. John's at Shaw Field.
The Hoyas close out non-conference play with a 6-2-1 record following goals from junior forward Caitlin Farrell (Wallingford, Conn./Choate Rosemary Hall) and sophomore defender Meaghan Nally (Chantilly, Va./Freedom). GU has a 6-1-1 record in its last eight games, with seven shutouts, including the last four games.
"The best thing about today's game is we secured a victory and had another shutout," Head Coach Dave Nolan said. "However, we were far from our best. Credit to Towson, who fought hard and clogged things up, but I was disappointed with our creative play today.
"This closes our non-conference schedule, where we learned a lot about ourselves. Now we're on to BIG EAST play and open up against two of our toughest opponents in St. John's and DePaul."
In Sunday's game, the Hoyas came out aggressively and had seven shots in the opening 20 minutes, including one from junior Jenna Staudt (Bingham Farms, Mich./Detroit Country Day) that was cleared off the line by a Towson defender.
The Blue & Gray took the lead in the 20th minute when Farrell dribbled around her defender and finished to the far post for her team-leading fifth goal of the season.
Georgetown wasted little time in the second half, scoring in the 52nd minute. Senior midfielder Rachel Corboz (Green Brook, N.J./Pingry) took a corner kick and it found Nally, who headed it in at 51:57, giving GU a 2-0 lead.
The Hoyas outshot Towson, 23-2, and had an 11-0 advantage in corner kicks. Senior goalkeeper Arielle Schechtman (Del Mar, Calif./La Jolla Country Day/UCLA) was not tested often and made one save.
BIG EAST Conference play opens next weekend for the Hoyas, hosting St. John's at Shaw Field on Sunday, Sept. 24. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m. The game will be shown live on the BIG EAST Digital Network, with John Fanta calling all of the action.