Oct. 9, 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Freshman Jordan Martin tallied her fifth goal of the season in the second half and the Hawk defense made it stand as the Saint Joseph's field hockey team shut out Georgetown, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon at the William I. Jacobs Recreational Complex on the campus of American University.
Senior Liz Messaros saved a blast from the left wing midway through the second half to preserve her second shutout of the season.
The teams played a scoreless opening frame as Saint Joseph's (4-7) held a 10-1 shots advantage. GU keeper Briana Pereira stopped all three shots that made it onto the cage in the period.
The Hawks kept up the pressure in the second half, outshooting Georgetown (2-10) by a 9-2 margin. Martin finally broke through for SJU with 26:02 remaining, picking up a rebound and slotting it into the cage.
The Hoyas had their best chance with 17:04 to play, but Messaros was up to the task, turning away a blast from Catherine Shugrue to keep Georgetown off the scoreboard.
Saint Joseph's will play its second straight game against Big East competition when the Hawks host Villanova on Wednesday. Game time is set for 4:00 p.m. at Ellen Ryan Field.