Georgetown Royals Girls Soccer '10

Thu, Nov 11, 2010 04:30 PM @ Georgetown
Team 1st 2nd OT Final
Weston 1 0 1 2
Georgetown 0 1 0 1

Royals fall to Weston in overtime

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Thursday, November, 11 By John Shimer
Staff writer

LYNN — Twelve games, that’s how long it had been since second-seeded Georgetown Royals had last tasted defeat — a 10-0-2 streak that included wins over six tournament teams.
But the Royals’ season came crashing to a halt in the Division 3 North semifinals when Emma Dagres comfortably tucked home a left-footed shot, her second goal of the game, under Jamie Block just two minutes into the second overtime.

Dagres took advantage of a couple of fluky bounces for the goal and the 2-1 win.
“It was just one of those balls that happens,” said Royals coach Colleen Gibbs.

The No. 6 Wildcats (14-5-2) struck first 10 minutes into the game. Dagres, a silky smooth left-footed forward, made a fabulous turn and her shot was perfectly slotted into the far right corner.

Weston also had another fabulous chance in the half but muffed it and it was 1-0 at the break.

  Gibbs said, "I said to them at halftime, ‘Wipe away the nerves, this is it, we’re evenly matched with this team, we can score on them.’ We came out and they did score.”
In the second half Georgetown took control. Center midfielder Ashley Mueskes in particular was brilliant.
Midway through the half, Kelly Chickering got the ball to Nicoline Holland, and the Royals’ leading scorer  unleashed a shot that smashed off the crossbar, saving Weston for the time being.
Dagres also had a near miss.
Finally with 9:04 to go, Georgetown produced the equalizer. Off a Chickering free kick from behind the half, Holland got the ball out wide to Kristin Hogan and the sophomore hit a perfectly swerving ball into the upper-left 90 just under the bar.
In a brilliant final 10 minutes, Hogan then nearly found Holland for a breakaway with five minutes to go, but the ball was just a foot too far, and a minute later the sophomore played a ball over the defense into a dangerous area of the Weston six-yard box. Holland and the Weston keeper came out to challenge for the ball and neither got a touch in the air, allowing the ball to bounce in the area before it just curled out for a goal kick.
Neither team threatened in the first overtime, and Dagres never allowed Georgetown an opportunity in the second OT, killing the game with her cool, calm and collected finish.

Game Statistics:

Goals: G — Kristin Hogan; W — Emma Dagres 2

Assists: G — Nicoline Holland

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