Aug. 31, 2007
Washington, D.C. - The Georgetown University women's soccer team took the first game of the D.C. Invitational this afternoon, 1-0, over the University of Richmond. Freshman midfielder (Upper Montclair, N.J./Montclair) Ingrid Wells scored her first collegiate goal in the second half which propelled the Hoyas to victory.
In the 63rd minute, Richmond conceded a throw-in to sophomore defender Norah Swanson (Alamo, Calif./San Ramon Valley). Swanson's delivery found the foot of Wells, who then lofted a shot over Richmond goalkeeper Kate Hudson for the only goal of the game. Swanson, a member of last season's D.C. Invitational All-Tournament Team, was credited with her first assist of the 2007 season.
"We played extremely well in the first half and I thought we should have had at least two or three goals, but a win is a win and a good way to start the season," said Head Coach Dave Nolan. "Ingrid's goal was a worthy one. Definitely a goal worthy of winning a match like that."
Freshman Jackie DesJardin (Sunnyvale, Calif./Archbishop Mitty) recorded a shutout in her first collegiate game by facing seven shots and making three saves.
"Jackie made the saves she needed to make. As a freshman, in her first game, she performed well."
For the game, GU out-shot Richmond 15-7, and also held the advantage in corner kicks, 9-1.
"We were a little timid in the second half and they [Richmond] gave us some worries, no scares. We lost a little composure when Richmond added an extra forward up front in the second half, but we handled the pressure."
The Hoyas will return to Reeves Field at American University on Sunday, September 2, to play Manhattan. The game is slated for a noon start.