The Georgetown field hockey team (2-13, 0-4 Big East) hit the road on Saturday to face off with conference foe and third-ranked UConn (14-0, 5-0), falling by a score of 4-1 to extend its losing streak to nine straight.
If not for the Hoyas’ defense and goalkeeping, however, that deficit could have been considerably larger. Goalkeeper Briana Pereira had a career-high 17 saves on 39 Connecticut shots, shutting out the Huskies’ potent attack entirely in the second half to keep her team within striking distance.
Unfortunately, by that point the damage had already been done, as it was the visitors’ first-half performance that did in the Blue and Gray on the afternoon. UConn came out strong and fast after the opening whistle, tallying two goals within the first six minutes and adding two more before the break to build a four-goal advantage at the break.
Senior forward Annie Wilson, who has carried the bulk of the load on offense this season, finally got Georgetown on the board with less than three minutes remaining, but the breakthrough came far too late for the Hoyas, whose Connecticut road trip continues today against Fairfield (7-8, 0-3 America East).