09 Dec 2021 | 11:27 | Field Hockey
Washington, D.C. – A late fourth quarter goal was not enough, as the Villanova field hockey team fell to conference foe Georgetown 2-1 on Friday evening.
A defensive clinic was on display in the first half, as neither team was able to score a goal. Both sides had nearly identical stats through the first two periods, with the same number of shots (5) and saves (2), while Villanova held a 3-2 advantage in penalty corners.
Coming out of halftime, the Hoyas found some momentum, scoring the first goal of the contest just 1:15 into the third period. The visitors were able to score off a penalty corner, while having a man advantage, due to a green card. They increased their lead to two after a penalty stroke goal with 4:36 remaining in the fourth quarter.
Meghan Mitchell notched her 10th goal of the season late in the final frame, to cut their deficit to one, with 4:36 to play.
Georgetown’s penalty stroke goal proved to be the different maker, as Villanova was unable to get off another shot after Mitchell’s goal.
For the contest, Mitchell tallied five shots with four on goal, while Anne Drabbe and Emma Schwarz each had a shot saved by the Georgetown goalkeeper.
Villanova finishes their season at 6-12 overall and 1-6 in BIG EAST play.