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STRONG FIRST HALF PROPELS GEORGETOWN FIELD HOCKEY TO 3-1 WIN OVER UMBC
– Three first-half goals, and solid second-half defense allowed WASHINGTON, D.C. to snap a seven-game losing streak Saturday, as the Hoyas defeated the Georgetown
UMBC Retrievers, 3-1, on Kehoe Field. With the win,
improved to 2-7, Georgetown
while the Retrievers drop to 1-7.
Senior Dionna Jordan (
, R.I./ Portsmouth ) started the scoring early, Portsmouth Academy
with a goal in the 2nd minute on a drive from the right side of the field.
picked up a Jordan
ball that got away from senior Leeanne Rizzo (
/ Walpole) deep in Retriever Walpole, Mass.
territory, and beat UMBC goalkeeper Meghan Polek with a shot to the left side of the net.
Senior captain Lauren Galbally (Malvern, Pa./ Villa Maria Academy) later extended the
Georgetown lead on a penalty shot, and in the 9th minute, sophomore Jessica Quinn
(Cumberland, R.I./ Lincoln School) scored off a pass by senior Beth Gagnon (Springfield,
Va./ Georgetown Visitation) to give the Hoyas a 3-0 lead.
Scoring slowed in the ensuing minutes, and the next goal didn’t come until early in the
second half, when junior Jennifer Rowe found freshman Julie Moore for a UMBC goal.
The Retrievers continued to pressure the Georgetown defense, taking 8 second-half shots,
relative to 4 in the first half, but Hoya goalkeeper Caitlyn Faller (Fredericksburg, Va./
Stafford) made 3 saves—to go along with 1 from the first half—and prevented the
Retrievers from getting back in the game.
ended up narrowly out-shooting UMBC in the second half, with 9 shots to the Georgetown
Retreivers’ 8, but
’s 17 first-half shots, relative to UMBC’s 4, effectively Georgetown
’s control over the early portion of the contest. Meghan Polek Georgetown
ended the day with 14 saves while in goal for the Retrievers.