Three First Half Goals Lead Georgetown to 5-0 Win Over St. Francis (Pa.)
Aug. 29, 2010
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University junior midfielder Kelly D'Ambrisi (Trumbull, Conn./Lauralton Hall Academy) finished a strong weekend by scoring a goal and an assist, leading the Hoyas to a 5-0 win over St. Francis (Pa.) on a warm and sunny afternoon at North Kehoe Field Sunday.
It was the third-straight win for the Hoyas, who open the season with a 3-0 record for the third-straight season. D'Ambrisi led the Blue & Gray to a pair of wins at home, finishing two games with three goals and two assists. St. Francis (Pa.) falls to 2-2 overall.
As they had in the previous two games, the Hoyas controlled play from the opening kick. On Sunday, it took just three minutes for the Hoyas to take the lead, with D'Ambrisi taking a feed from junior midfielder Ingrid Wells (Upper Montclair, N.J./Montclair) in the third minute. Wells crossed the ball from the left post toward the box, where D'Ambrisi deposited past Brianna Butcher for the lead.
The Red Flash nearly equalized the game in the 11th minute when Barbara de Maros Carvalho picked up a loose ball and got off a shot from 25 yards out. Senior goalie Jackie DesJardin (Sunnyvale, Calif./Archbishop Mitty) dove to her right and was able to get a hand on it for the save.
That was the only chance St. Francis (Pa.) would have in the first half and the Hoyas added two more goals to push the lead to 3-0 at the break.
D'Ambrisi made a run through a pair of Red Flash defenders in the box and her shot was saved by Butcher, but junior forward Camille Trujillo (Albuquerque, N.M./St. Pius X) picked up the loose ball and scored at 24:02.
Near the end of the first half, a shot from D'Ambrisi was saved by Butcher, but it resulted in one of 10 first half corner kicks for the Hoyas. Junior Samantha Baker (Long Beach, Calif./Wilson) took the shot from the right corner and her shot sailed up and curled past Butcher into the far corner, giving GU a 3-0 lead at 39:01.
Georgetown pushed the lead to four goals early in the second half. Freshman Kailey Blain (Merrimack, N.H./Merrimack) sent a pass from the top of the box to Wells, who closed in from the left and blistered a shot that beat Butcher, giving the Hoyas a 4-0 lead at 48:21.
Six minutes later, Blain led the way again. This time she sent a pass from the right of the box to senior midfielder Caitlin Durkee (St. Paul, Minn./Como Park), whose shot from the top of the box closed out the scoring for the Hoyas.
Georgetown out-shot St. Francis (Pa.), 28-3, and had a 12-0 advantage on corner kicks. The Hoya defense, which recorded its third shutout of the season, limited the Red Flash to only one shot on goal. The shutout was the 27th career for Desjardin, who is the all-time leader on the Hilltop.
The Hoyas hit the road this week, visiting Villanova on Wednesday, Sept. 1 for the BIG EAST Conference opener for both teams. Kickoff is slated for 4 p.m.