WASHINGTON - The Columbia women's soccer team closed out its season-opening road trip to Washington, D.C. Monday, falling to Georgetown 3-0. A free kick goal by Emily Menges at the end of the first half put the Hoyas up, before adding two more goals in the second stanza.
Georgetown, who came into the contest against Columbia sporting a 5-0 record, showed their acumen for offense, racking up nine shots in the opening frame. The Columbia defense did a good job of keeping the ball out of the net during the first 40 minutes of action, while the Lions' goalkeeper, Grace Redmon, tallied a save.
Columbia's Cadie Naquin would receive the game's first yellow card with just under four minutes left in the half. Georgetown's Menges took advantage of the free kick the Hoyas were awarded, placing the ball in the left side of the net, just over the Columbia defense.
The Hoyas added to their tally early in the second half, as Jessica Clinton was able to score off a rebound. In the 60th minute, Kaitlin Brenn would notch the Hoyas third goal, taking a pass from Marina Paul and sending the ball into the back of the net. Paul was also credited with an assist on Clinton's score.
Elly McGuffog would record Columbia's only shot the remainder of the game, a blast in the last minute that went wide left.
The Lions will look to bounce back Friday, Sept. 7, when they welcome Sacred Heart to the Columbia Soccer Stadium. The match against the Pioneers will be the first of five consecutive home matches for Columbia.