Georgetown Women's Soccer Drops First Contest of the Season, 2-0 to George Mason
Sept. 2, 2006
Washington, D.C. - The Georgetown University women's soccer team opened up the rain-delayed D.C. Invitational on Saturday with a 2-0 loss to George Mason. The Hoyas drop their first game of the season and fall to 0-1-2 on the season, while the Patriots improve to 2-0-1.
The game, which was originally scheduled for Friday at North Kehoe Field, was moved to George Mason Stadium because of the effects of Tropical Storm Ernesto in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
Junior Jade Higgins (Island Park, N.Y./West Hempstead) made a career-best 14 saves in goal for the Hoyas in the loss.
George Mason broke through for their first goal in the 22nd minute on a header by Rachel Wiggins off a feed from Laura Salichs. The Patriots concluded their scoring at 57:35 on a goal by Nilani Duarte.
George Mason outshot the Hoyas 22-9 and held a 6-0 edge in corner kicks.
The D.C. Invitational concludes tomorrow at North Kehoe Field on the campus of Georgetown University. American and George Mason begin the day at noon, followed by the Hoyas and Duquesne at 3 p.m. Admission is free.