Aug. 24, 2014
WASHINGTON - The No. 20-ranked Georgetown University women's soccer team played to a 0-0 draw against Long Beach State in the second day of play at Torero Classic, played at the University of San Diego in California Sunday afternoon.
The Hoyas, ranked No. 20 by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and No. 15 by Soccer America, are now 1-0-1 this season, while Long Beach State is 0-1-1.
"It was a tough game," Head Coach Dave Nolan said. "I think both teams were pretty tired from playing on Friday night. There weren't that many opportunities. They had a good chance late in the game, but we had some chances too that I think if we had a cooler head, we might have been able to put away."
Georgetown was out-shot, 11-7, but held a 3-1 advantage in corner kicks.
"I think both teams were tired and it was particularly hot and that was a factor," Nolan said. "To their credit, they did a good job of stopping Daphne (Corboz) and we needed to have some players step up and that didn't happen."
Senior goalkeeper Emma Newins (Glen Allen, Va./Deep Run), an All-BIG EAST Third Team selection in 2013, made six saves in the shutout.
Georgetown opened the season on Friday night with a 3-1 win over host USD. Senior midfielder Daphne Corboz (Green Brook, N.J./Watchung Hills), a preseason All-American candidate and a nominee for the MAC Hermann Trophy Award, scored one goal and had two assists, while senior forward Vanessa Skrubmis (Encinco, Calif./Sierra Canyon) scored Georgetown's first two goals.
"It's been a great weekend," Nolan said. "We've done a lot and seen a lot. The kids enjoyed themselves out here. We used a lot of energy Friday night and this was a typical second game. We got a win and a tie, there's nothing wrong with that. I was happy with it."
Georgetown plays its home opener on Friday, Aug. 29 against North Carolina State. The game kicks off at 3 p.m. on Shaw Field.