Erin McGauley scored her second goal of the season.
Sept. 29, 2013
Washington, D.C. --- The No. 10 George University women’s soccer recorded a decisive 7-1 victory over visiting Xavier University on Sunday afternoon. The loss dropped the Musketeers to 0-2 in the BIG EAST Conference and 7-3-1 overall, while the Hoyas remained undefeated at 1-0-1 in the BIG EAST and 9-0-2 overall.
“Obviously Georgetown has a great team,” said head coach Woody Sherwood. “They played very well. We knew we were going to get some answers on this road trip (St. John’s and Georgetown) on what it will take to compete in the top half of this conference. We definitely came up with some answers on what needs to happen in the weeks, months and years ahead. We have been able to compete well against some top 25 teams this season but to close the gap on a top 10 team like Georgetown we have a lot of work to do.”
Georgetown broke a scoreless tie in the 34th minute when Mary Kroening scored on a header. It began a 10-minute stretch of three goals for the Hoyas, including one at 35:38 and a third at 42:18. Georgetown led 3-0 at halftime.
The Hoyas extended their lead to 4-0 with a goal early in the second half at 49:21. XU avoided the shutout with a goal from sophomore Erin McGauley in the 57th minute, her second goal of the season. Senior Sydnee Fields earned her team-high tying fourth assist of the season on the play.
Georgetown racked up its final three goals in a little over six minute-stretch from 66:07 to 72:11.
Xavier will try to bounce back on Thursday night against Villanova in its first-ever BIG EAST home match. The match, which will be streamed live on GoXavier.com, will start at 6:30 p.m. at the Xavier Soccer Complex.