Oct. 17, 2013
WASHINGTON – Four shots apiece by offensive leaders Rachel Daly and Amy Marron were not enough for the Red Storm on Thursday afternoon when St. John’s was blanked, 4-0, at No. 15 Georgetown. The Red Storm falls to 7-4-3 on the season and 1-3-2 in the BIG EAST, while the Hoyas jump to 12-1-2 and 4-1-1 in the conference.
“I thought the score line of this afternoon’s game was misleading. We played hard and were evenly matched in shots,” head coach Ian Stone commented. “We created some great chances and had more confidence in the opening 15 minutes, but we were punished for losing focus on a couple of occasions.”
Despite a lopsided score, Thursday’s matinee was evenly matched with Georgetown outshooting St. John’s 12-11 and each team taking three corners. The Red Storm tallied seven shots on goal to the Hoyas’ six but goalkeeper Emma Newins (12-1-2) stood strong ending the day with seven saves. With the loss, goalie Diana Poulin falls to 7-3-2 on the season.
The Red Storm dominated possession in the opening 13 minutes, taking six shots and two shots on goal. Just eight minutes into the contest, St. John’s had back-to-back corner kicks with the first resulting in a header from Hailey Hemmer, but keeper Emma Newins made a great save and was able to tip the ball over the crossbar. Daly and Marron joined Hemmer in applying the early pressure combining for five shots.
The Hoyas halted St. John’s stream of threats with a Kailey Blain goal in the 20th minute to give Georgetown a 1-0 advantage. Blain tapped the ball from the right side of the box after receiving a cross from the opposite side of the field and a pass through the box by Kaitlin Brenn and Colleen Dinn.
It wasn’t long before the Hoyas found the back of the net again and took a 2-0 lead on a header from the near side of the box by Marina Paul at 24:15. Brenn was credited with her second assist of the game.
Georgetown, ranked first in the nation in scoring offense, maintained control the rest of the game adding two more goals and limiting St. John’s to just two shots in the second half.
The third goal of the afternoon was recorded at 62:30 by Audra Ayotte when she took aim from long range off a clearance on a St. John’s team save. Daphne Corboz pushed the final score to 4-0 when she connected on a shot with 29 seconds remaining in regulation.
With less than 10 minutes remaining, the Red Storm had both Diamond Thomas and Lara Pederson take shots on goal but Newins was there to make the stops.
The Red Storm continues a two-game conference road swing on Sunday when St. John’s faces Providence at 1 p.m.