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Rutgers women's soccer falls to Georgetown

Sophomore midfielder Sam Kroger, senior back Gabby Provenzano and the Rutgers women's soccer team were not able to break down the Georgetown defense, being shutout in a 1-0 loss. – Photo by Rutgers Women's Soccer / Twitter

The Rutgers women’s soccer team collected its second loss of the season on Sunday when it traveled to Washington, D.C. to face Georgetown.

The No. 9 Scarlet Knights (4-2-0, 0-0-0) led in shots on goal for both halves, but were stopped by Allie Augur each time. Augur recorded eight saves in the game with 6 of those 8 coming in the second half.

Shots came from sophomore midfielder Sam Kroeger, senior forward Amirah Ali and senior forward Frankie Tagliaferri. Tagliaferri continues to lead the conference in goals, assists and points. She also has the highest shot-to-goal ratio in the Big Ten.

Kroeger, Ali and Tagliaferri each contributed two shots on goal in the game with the remaining two coming from freshman back Kassidy Banks and sophomore midfielder Sara Brocious.

Rutgers has remained in the top two in average shots this season in the Big Ten conference with 21.33 as well as total goals and assists with 25 in each category. This makes it the highest point-scoring team in the Big Ten. 

The Hoyas (2-0-4, 0-0-0) scored their first and only goal of the game late in the first half. Sofie Fox scored off a corner kick in the 30th minute with an assist from Daisy Cleverley and Kelly Ann Livingstone. Senior goalkeeper Meagan McClelland faced her only two shots on goal in the first half as the Knights’ defense held off the Georgetown offense in the last 45 minutes. 

Coming off a close 4-3 loss against state rival Princeton, their first loss of the season, Rutgers has now accumulated two losses in their last two games.

The Hoyas have maintained their unbeaten season following today’s game. While both teams now have identical winning percentages, Georgetown has tied in their previous three games against West Virginia, the Tigers (5-0-1, 0-0-0) and Dartmouth. 

The Knights will move on to face Drexel at Yurcak Field Thursday at 7 p.m.

For updates on the Rutgers women's soccer team, follow @TargumSports on Twitter.

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