PISCATAWAY, N.J. (September 16, 2012) – The No. 16 Rutgers women’s soccer team (7-3, 0-2) dropped a 1-0 decision to Georgetown (9-1-1, 2-0) Sunday afternoon at Yurcak Field.
“The loss is disappointing,” said head coach Glenn Crooks. “The first half we didn’t get behind them at all. Although Georgetown is good and organized, we have players capable of getting shots off. I thought we were very organized defensively. We defended them exactly the way we wanted to.”
This marks the first time since 2005 that RU has started 0-2 in conference play.
RU goalkeeper Emmy Simpkins (Concord, N.C.) made six saves before having to leave after a collision with center back Shannon Woeller (Vancouver, Canada). Redshirt junior Jessica Janosz (Ringwood, N.J.) saw 28 minutes of action in net, tallying the loss – her first of the season.
The Georgetown goal came in the 62nd minute from Christina O’Tousa. Sarah Adams brought the ball down the right side, dishing to O’Tousa in the box. The GU back put the ball into the top corner of the net from eight yards out, preserving the 1-0 victory.
The Scarlet Knights immediately went back on the offensive, as freshman Hayley Katkowski (Westford, Mass.) dished a leading ball to freshman Rachel Cole (Teaneck, N.J.) on the break. Cole blasted a shot towards GU goalkeeper Emma Newins, but the netminder was able to make the grab.
Rutgers returns to Yurcak Field for two BIG EAST home matches next weekend against USF and Marquette. The Scarlet Knights and Bulls meet on Friday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. RU and MU hit the pitch on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 1 p.m.
* With the loss, Rutgers dropped two games in a weekend at home for the first time since Sept. 30 and Oct. 2, 2011 versus St. John’s (1-0) and Syracuse (2-1).
* The loss also marks the first time since 2005 the Scarlet Knights lost their first two BIG EAST games.
* Georgetown became the first team to shut RU out since Oct. 9, 2011 (Notre Dame).
* Since the start of the 2006 season, RU is 50-13-9 on Yurcak Field.
* The six saves marked a season high for keeper Emmy Simpkins.
* Head coach Glenn Crooks used his tenth different starting lineup in nine matches.
* The Scarlet Knights move to 12-5-1 all-time against the Hoyas. Over the last five meetings, RU drops to 2-3.
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