WASHINGTON, DC– The Ohio soccer team (5-3-0) wrapped up non-conference play on Friday afternoon (Sept. 20), falling to 12th-ranked Georgetown (6-2-1), 7-0, at Shaw Field.
Georgetown struck early, taking three early corner kicks before connecting the third time, putting the Hoyas up 1-0 after a goal from Charlie Kern in the fourth minute. They Hoyas added on about five minutes later, taking a 2-0 lead on a goal from Jenna Royson in the 12th minute. Georgetown added one more two minutes later, giving the Hoyas a 3-0 lead.
Ohio finally got a shot on goal in the 24th minute on a ball from senior Sydney Leckie (Medina Ohio), however it was saved by the Georgetown keeper.
Georgetown added another goal in the 26th minute off the foot of Amanda Carolan, putting the Hoyas up 4-0. Georgetown added another goal before the half, giving the Hoyas a 5-0 lead at halftime.
At the half, Georgetown outshot Ohio, 10-1, while taking four corners compared to Ohio's one.
Georgetown opened the second half where they left off, adding a goal five minutes in, taking a 6-0 lead.
Ohio recorded an attempt on goal in the 58th minute, when senior Victoria Breeden (Hudson, Ohio) fired the ball at the net, forcing the Georgetown keeper to make a save.
However, the Hoyas went right back on the attack, adding a goal in the 64th minute to give Georgetown a 7-0 lead.
Another Ohio attempt came in the 70th minute when senior Alivia Milesky (Plain City, Ohio) fired the ball at the net, forcing the Hoyas keeper to make a save, keeping the game at 7-0. Another Ohio attempt came about 10 minutes later when sophomore Lindsey Townsend (New Albany, Ohio) fired the ball at the net, however, the ball would go wide.
After the attempt from Townsend, neither team recorded an attempt on goal, sealing the 7-0 victory for the Hoyas.
Overall, Georgetown outshot Ohio, 16-4, with 12 of those on goal compared to the Bobcats three. The Hoyas also recorded seven corner kicks compared to Ohio's one.
Leckie, Milesky, Townsend and Breeden all recorded shots for the Bobcats.
In net, junior Sydney Malham (Nashville, Tenn.) got the start, allowing seven goals and making five saves in 64 minutes. Sophomore keeper Sam Wexell (Irwin, Pa.) entered the game to play the remaining 25 minutes and did not allow a goal or make a save.
Up net, the Bobcats open Mid-American Conference play next week when Ohio heads to Northern Illinois on Friday, Sept. 27 to take on the Huskies at 7 p.m. Ohio wraps up the first weekend of MAC play on Sunday, Sept. 29 at Western Michigan. First touch is set for 1 p.m.