Rhodes scored three times on Friday at Georgetown.
No. 17 Liberty earned a 4-0 shutout victory at Georgetown on Friday afternoon at Cooper Field, its sixth shutout of the 2019 campaign.
Liberty freshman forward Daniella Rhodes scored three goals in the winning effort, and junior Jill Bolton added a goal. Sophomore Alivia Klopp added two assists.
The Lady Flames' Allison Schaefer recorded her program-record 38th career victory in goal and also notched her 15th career shutout.
Liberty improves to 9-3 overall and 4-1 in the BIG EAST with its second straight win. Georgetown drops to 5-11 overall and 1-4 in conference and has lost its last eight games overall.
Scoring Summary 11' – LIBERTY – Daniella Rhodes (unassisted) 17' – LIBERTY – Daniella Rhodes (Alivia Klopp) 46' – LIBERTY – Daniella Rhodes (Maddie Hosler) 46' – LIBERTY – Jill Bolton (Alivia Klopp)
Goalkeepers W: Allison Schaefer 9-3, one save L: Ciara Weets 5-8, nine saves
Turning Point Rhodes put Liberty on the scoreboard with a breakaway goal at the 10:31 mark to make it 1-0. The Lady Flames freshman then opened the second quarter with a goal on another fast break situation following an unsuccessful Georgetown penalty corner effort. Following a Liberty outlet, Rhodes and Klopp exchanged passes inside the circle, and Rhodes scored into the left side of the cage. Her 11th goal of the year brought the score to 2-0 in favor of Liberty in the 17th minute.
Liberty led 2-0 at the half and held significant advantages in shots (16-0) and penalty corners (7-1).
The 2-0 score remained the same until the first minute of the fourth quarter, when the visitors struck twice in a 24-second span. Rhodes completed the hat trick with a reverse strike from the left side of the arc into the back of the cage following a Maddie Hosler feed for her 12th goal of the year. The marker put Liberty in front 3-0 at the 45:36 mark. Bolton scored from in front at 45:59, assisted by Klopp, for her eighth goal of the season.
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Up Next Liberty's next match will be at No. 1 North Carolina (12-0) on Sunday afternoon. The contest will begin at 1 p.m. at Karen Shelton Stadium in Chapel Hill, N.C.