RALEIGH — The N.C. State womens soccer team fell to Georgetown 2-0 as the Hoyas found the net twice in the second half Wednesday night.
After 45 minutes, neither team had scored on seven shots. N.C. State had the better possessions and a 6-0 edge in corner kicks. That included a flurry that saw the Wolfpack earn four corner kicks during a span of 2:36.
Georgetowns Audra Ayotte, the teams leading scorer, found an opening down the left wing and beat the N.C. State defense to score in the 60th minute.
N.C. States best scoring opportunity came in the 71st minute when Hoyas goalkeeper Emma Newins fumbled a loose ball, allowing Jackie Stengel an opportunity. Georgetown recovered and moments later capitalized on a foul call just outside the Wolfpacks box.
Kaitlin Brenn quickly placed the ball down and kicked to an open Sarah Adams, wcho buried her shot to provide the final scoring margin.
Caroline Gentry and Shelli Spamer led the Wolfpack with three shots apiece.
Wolfpack womens soccer returns to action Sunday when it hosts UNC Wilmington at 1 p.m.
Duke Classic: The Blue Devils will host the Duke Classic Friday and Sunday. West Virginia and Duke will play Friday at 6 p.m. before No. 1 North Carolina and No. 2 UCLA square off. The Blue Devils and Tar Heels swap opponents Sunday beginning at 11 a.m. when the Tar Heels face the Mountaineers followed by the Blue Devils taking on the Bruins.
N.C. Central: Offensive lineman Joseph Hutchinson was named the MEAC male Athlete of the Year, the conference announced Wednesday.
Hutchinson was a four-year letterman for the football team and a two-year starter, Hutchinson played in all 11 games during his senior season.
ACC: ESPNs annual Play 4Kay womens basketball initiative in support of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund and in partnership with The V Foundation will air games across three channels in February, including games between North Carolina and N.C. State, and Maryland and Duke in memory of former N.C. State coach Kay Yow.