Harrisonburg, Va. - Sophomore midfielder Sam Scolarici scored a goal for the third consecutive game but Hofstra couldn't overcome an early deficit in falling, 2-1, to Georgetown on Sunday afternoon at a neutral site on James Madison's campus.
Scolarici (Aldie, Va.) headed in a cross from the right touchline in the 79th minute to cut Georgetown's lead to 2-1. The Hoyas held on for the win as Hofstra fell to 2-1 on the season and split the two-game Fairfield Inn By Marriott Invitational after besting Temple on Friday.
Georgetown (4-0) showed the form that led to the Hoyas being picked third in the preseason Big East poll. Kaitlin Been took Jessica Clinton's pass and scored from 12 yards out 15:12 into the contest to give Georgetown the early edge.
That would be the only offense in the half as Hofstra junior goalkeeper Emily Morphitis (London, England) made four of her five total saves in the opening 45 minutes to keep the Pride within a goal.
Neither team could find the net again until Georgetown's Daphne Corboz put the Hoyas ahead, 2-0, by swinging a corner kick into the far-left corner of the goal in the 72nd minute.
Hofstra answered right back when Scolarici, who also added goals against Ohio State and Temple this season, picked up her third of the campaign at 78:53.Junior Amber Stobbs (London, England) sent a cross to Scolarici, who buried it for her eighth career goal. After notching five goals as a freshman, she is now more than halfway to reaching that mark before September of the new season.
But Hofstra could not generate another shot after making it 2-1, falling to Georgetown in the first all-time meeting between the schools. Hoyas goalkeeper Emma Newins finished with three saves to keep Georgetown undefeated.
Freshman Leah Galton (Harrogate, England),
who picked up her first career point with an assist against Temple, was the
only Hofstra player with two shots-on-goal.
Scolarici, Stobbs and Galton were named to the All-Tournament team for their efforts with the trio combining for six points (two goals and two assists) during the two-game stretch.
Hofstra will next be in action on Friday when head coach Simon Riddiough's team faces Colgate on Princeton's campus in the Princeton Invitational at 5 p.m.