Aug. 31, 2014
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University senior women's soccer players Daphne Corboz (Green Brook, N.J./Watchung Hills) and Vanessa Skrumbis (Encino, Calif./Sierra Canyon) were back at it again on Sunday, combining to score four goals as the 20th-ranked Hoyas scored four times in the first half en route to a 5-0 win over Towson on Sunday afternoon in Towson, Md.
It was the second-straight win for Georgetown, who improves to 3-0-1 overall, while the Tigers fall to 1-2-0 overall.
"It was a good result," Head Coach Dave Nolan said. "We talked before the game about coming out fast and getting on top of them. And to our credit, the kids came out with a tempo and played at a pace they (Towson) hadn't seen this season."
Skrumbis scored two goals - the third time in four games this season she's scored two - and Corboz added two goals to lead the offensive charge, which also featured another Corboz as freshman Rachel Corboz (Green Brook, N.J./Pingry) added a goal and an assist. Sophomore Grace Damaska (Milton, Ga./Blessed Trinity) and graduate student Kaitlin Bast (Centennial, Colo./Arapahoe) each had one assist.
On a warm, humid and sunny afternoon, Georgetown wasted little time getting on the board, scoring three times in the first 10 minutes of the game, including two Skrumbis goals 36 seconds apart.
Daphne Corboz started things, scoring at 6:36 with a shot that went from right to left and beat Towson goalkeeper Erin Quinn to the far corner.
The Hoyas pushed the lead to 2-0 at 8:20 when a miscommunication on the defensive end by the Tigers left the ball at the feet of Rachel Corboz. Skrumbis received the ball from Corboz and she scored on a shot to the center of the box.
On the ensuing restart, Damaska sent a long pass over the Towson defense to Skrumbis, who scored at 8:56 to make it 3-0.
The lead grew to 4-0 at 33:13 when Bast played a ball off her back heel to Daphne Corboz. The senior All-American candidate dribbled through the middle and took a left-footed shot that gave the Hoyas a four-goal lead.
The younger Corboz, Rachel, scored her first collegiate goal at 55:51, a 25-yard strike that hit the underside of the crossbar and bounced in.
"I was really happy to see Rachel get that goal," Nolan said. "I think that's going to do a world of good for her confidence."
The Hoyas held a 17-8 advantage in shots and a 12-1 edge in corner kicks.
Georgetown is back in action on Friday, Sept. 5, playing No. 4 Virginia Tech in the first round of the Hokies' tournament. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.