Oct. 12, 2013
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown field hockey (2-11, 0-4 BIG EAST) team lost to Rutgers (8-5, 2-2 BIG EAST) in Piscataway, N.J. on Saturday by the final score of 5-0.
Rutgers scored three goals in the first half. Sophie Wright, a junior midfielder, scored her seventh goal of the season about 10 minutes into the game on a deflection off a penalty corner shot; the assist was credited to freshman back Sofia Walia.
Rutgers was then awarded a penalty stroke 23:10 into the game. Sophomore forward Nicole Imbraicao scored her second goal of the season on the stroke. The Scarlet Knights took a two goal lead into halftime.
Rutgers' Lisa Patrone, a senior forward, put the Scarlet Knights up 3-0 6:41 into the second half when she scored her first goal of the season. She was unassisted on the play.
Wright scored her second goal of the game, and was again assisted by Walia, when she deflected a penalty corner shot about halfway through the second half.
The Scarlet Knights got their fifth and final score about two minutes later on their second penalty stroke of the day. Senior back Laura Rose took the stroke and scored her fourth goal of the season on the play.
GU's Rosalie Nolen, a freshman, made eight saves on the day in addition to the five goals she gave up in 60:48 minutes of play. Freshman goalie Rachel Skonecki saw 9:12 minutes of action and made one save in relief of Nolen.
Georgetown was held to zero shot attempts for the second straight game.
The Blue & Gray return home to host No. 4 Connecticut on Fri., Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. at the University of Maryland's Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex in College Park, Md. The University of Connecticut head field hockey coach Nancy Stevens recently became the all-time winningest coach in NCAA Division I history for field hockey, with a career record of 562-171-24, when the Huskies beat No. 14 Louisville, 6-0, on Fri., Oct. 11.