No. 9 Georgetown Defeats Butler 3-0
INDIANAPOLIS – The Georgetown Hoyas scored one goal in the first half and two more in the second to record a 3-0 win over Butler on Thursday night. The Bulldogs move to 7-4-2 overall with a 0-3 mark in BIG EAST action.
Sarah Adams scored the first goal of the night for Georgetown off a corner kick from Daphne Corboz. The ball flew to the far side of the field and Adams connected on her fifth goal of the season in the 16th minute of play.
"Their passing, quality on the one and two touch play, and movement off the ball is as good as anyone we are going to see all year," Co-Head Coach Rob Alman said. "They are one of the best teams in the country and we knew that going in. I think our girls did a great job to prepare for that."
Kaitlin Brenn and Colleen Dinn each scored a goal for Georgetown in the second half with Brenn getting behind the Butler defense off the pass from Marina Paul in the 48th minute and Dinn earned her first goal of the season off a breakaway.
"Georgetown creates chances, they just don't wait for them and I think we did a nice job of stopping their chances tonight," Alman added. "The disappoint is giving up three really soft goals off of three individual mistakes."
The Hoyas out shot Butler 5-1 in the first half, but the Bulldogs came out aggressive in the second half to win the shot count 8-3. All four saves for Georgetown were also recorded in the second half. Emma Newins made three saves and a team save was recorded on a shot from McKenzie Muchow.
The Bulldogs will return to action with a Sunday afternoon match against St. John's. The Red Storm entered the weekend having only allowed two goals all season.
"They are a physical team [St. John's] that will keep a lot of bodies behind the ball," Alman said. "They will give us a little bit more room to play because they won't press quite as high, but we want to play our own game on Sunday. In the second half tonight we dominated the shot count 8-3 and also won three corners so hopefully we can pick up from there."