WASHINGTON, D.C. – No. 18 Georgetown scored two unanswered goals, including the game winner in the 96th minute, defeating the William and Mary women’s soccer team 2-1 in overtime in the season opener for both squads.
The Tribe falls to 0-1-0 on the campaign, while Georgetown improves to 1-0-0 on the early season.
William and Mary made the most of its first opportunity of the day. In the 41st minute senior Ali Heck sent in a corner kick in that was redirected into the goal by junior Emory Camper. The tally gave the Tribe a 1-0 advantage, which they took into halftime.
In the second half Georgetown fought to find the equalizer. In the 68th minute, Jessica Clinton sent a shot on target, but again Casey held strong for the save. In the 73rd minute, Kaitlin Breen scored on shot into the upper left corner of the goal, knotting the game at 1-1.
William and Mary had a chance for a late goal in the 90th minute. Senior Dani Rutter drove the box and launched a shot, but Hoyas’ keeper Emma Newins made the save. The stop preserved the tie and sent the match to overtime.
In the extra frame, Brenn was able to score the game winner. In the 96th minute, Audra Ayotte sent a feed to Breen, who fired from 12 yards outside of the box, finding the back of the net. The goal lifted the Hoyas to a 2-1 victory.
For the match, Georgetown out shot the Tribe 11-2, while the Hoyas held a 5-2 advantage in shots on goal. Sophomore Caroline Casey finished with three saves for the Green and Gold.
The Tribe returns to action for its home opener on Sunday Aug. 25 against in-state rival George Mason. The match will also be a Griffin Kids Club night, with all kids 12 and under receiving a free prize pack. All the festivities get underway at Martin Family Stadium at Albert-Daly Field at 7 p.m.