GW Women's Soccer Falls to Georgetown, 2-0, in Season Opener

Junior Nicole Ulrick set aside five shots in goal for the Colonials on Friday.

Aug. 17, 2012

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WASHINGTON - Georgetown netted two second-half goals and the George Washington women's soccer team could not answer, as the Colonials fell to the host Hoyas, 2-0, in their season opener on Friday afternoon at North Kehoe Field.

Despite heading into halftime with the score knotted at 0-0, Georgetown (1-0) out-shot GW, 7-3, in the second period and used its two-goal lead to seal the victory. Senior Adriana Moya registered a shot on goal for the Colonials (0-1), but the Hoyas' Emma Newins denied every attempt that came her way.

The Buff and Blue were competing for the first time under first-year head coach Sarah Barnes as the crosstown rivals took to the pitch for the third straight season opener.

"We worked hard today to press and force turnovers, which was great to see," said Barnes. "The ability to possess the ball will be an emphasis in training going forward. Playing a team like Georgetown this early is a great opportunity for us to grow and develop."

Georgetown scored 10:17 into the second half when Daphne Corboz tapped the ball into the top of the box to Jessica Clinton, who then found an open Colleen Dinn, who sank the ball in the lower left corner of the net. The Hoyas extended the lead to 2-0 just over nine minutes later when Marina Paul one-timed a pass from Dinn in the box following a cross pass from the far right post.

GW recorded three shots in the second half and five for the contest, but Georgetown's 18-5 shot advantage and 14-0 margin in corner kicks proved to be the decider.

Junior Nicole Ulrick made five stops between the pipes in 40:33 of work in her third career start, while freshman Nicole Fasano set aside one shot and allowed two goals in her collegiate debut.

The Colonials look to bounce back when they travel to local rival George Mason on Friday, Aug. 24. Action is set for 7 p.m.



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