WASHINGTON, DC – Georgetown scored an unassited goal midway through the second overtime to give the Hoyas a 2-1 victory over Rutgers on Saturday, Oct. 4 at Kehoe Field in Washington, DC. The loss drops Rutgers’ record to 6-6, while Georgetown improves to 3-7.
After a scoreless first half, Rutgers got on the board first when Jennifer Noon (Shavertown, PA) scored her team-leading sixth goal of the season in the 18th minute of the second half. Noon blasted a shot past Georgetown goalkeeper Abby Winer on a penalty corner. Megan Cech (Moorestown, NJ) and Colleen Mainere (Princeton Junction, NJ) were credited with assists. For Maniere, it was her team-high fifth of the season, while Cech notched her fourth assist.
Georgetown tied the game 10 minutes later when Lauren Galbally converted a penalty stroke. Following a scoreless first overtime period, Georgetown scored the game-winning goal when GU’s Leanne Rizzo scored off a rebound in the 95th minute. Her goal came on a breakaway after Rutgers goalkeeper Aga Siemiginowska (Winchester, MA) made the initial save.
Rutgers registered a season-high 24 shots on goal, including 14 in regulation and seven in the second overtime. Siemiginowska made two saves, while GU’s Winer stopped eight shots. RU held a 14-4 advantage in penalty corners.
Rutgers returns to action on Tuesday, Oct. 7, when it travels to Philadelphia, PA, to face Saint Joseph’s at 7:00 p.m.
Rutgers (6-6) vs. Georgetown (3-7)
Score by period
1 2 OT OT Final
Rutgers 0 1 0 0 1
Georgetown 0 1 0 1 2
RU Jennifer Noon (Colleen Maniere, Megan Cech) 53:43
GU Lauren Galbally (penalty stroke) 63:33
GU Leanne Rizzo (unassisted) 95:49
Shots: Rutgers 24, Georgetown 9
Saves: Georgetown (Winer) 8, Rutgers (Siemiginowska) 2
Penalty Corners: Rutgers 14, Georgetown 4