NEWARK, Del. -- The University of Delaware women’s soccer team made a singular mistake Thursday night against No. 11 Georgetown Thursday night at Grant Field. The mistake, a wide-open strike by Hoya midfielder Chloe Knott off a free kick from All-American Rachel Corboz proved to be the difference in Thursday’s 1-0 defeat.

The Blue Hens (0-2) registered three shots, to Georgetown’s (2-1) 13. Senior goalkeeper Kailyn Rekos was strong in net for the Blue Hens compiling three saves.

Freshmen Riley Dixon and Maria Gentile each registered a shot while sophomore Dani Kabat registered the other shot for Delaware.

Head Coach Mike Barroqueiro:

Opening statement on the game:
“Despite the shots being skewed significantly in their favor, I’m proud of the way we played tonight. They did a good job of getting deep into our end and being dangerous at times. Overall, I thought there were not too many shots that gave Kailyn trouble, except for the goal. Tonight we were organized, and we had a great game plan that the girls executed fully. We did enough to hang around in this game tonight, so overall I thought we were good.”

On the free kick goal:
“I think it’s simply a case of a topflight player making a play. Rachel Corboz is an All-American for a reason, and she’s one of the best midfielders in the country. The only time tonight we didn’t defender her well was on the free kick, and she put a perfect ball in a perfect spot. There’s not much you can do in those moments, as special players make special plays. All-in-all, proud of the group. It was a gutsy performance.”

On Sunday’s match versus Saint Joseph’s
“Overall, through the first two games, there were great moments in each game. The biggest thing for Sunday is for us to look past the two results, and see the progress that we’re making as a group. We’re playing great soccer and creating some dangerous chances. We did enough in the first two games against quality opponents to not only be in the game, but we had a chance to pull out both. I think the girls need to look past the results and go into this Saint Joseph’s game with confidence knowing we’re a capable team and a dangerous team. We just have to move forward to the next game.”

• The 13 Georgetown shots were tied for the lowest output of the season, and were almost four shots fewer than the Hoyas season average. 
• Rekos moved into third place on the all-time saves list (216), and into fourth place on the all-time starts by a goalie (44). 
• Gentile registered the first shot of her career.

Upcoming Schedule: 
Delaware at Saint Joseph's- Sunday, August 27 (1 p.m.) 

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