Sept. 2, 2007
Washington, D.C. - The Georgetown University women's soccer team won their second game in the D.C. Invitational at American University on Sunday afternoon, 1-0, against Manhattan. The Hoyas dominated the first half, out-shooting the Jaspers 17-1, however, senior forward Sarah Fetters (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas) was the only player to find the back of the net.
The Blue and Gray created opportunity after opportunity in the first 45 minutes, constantly bombarding Manhattan goalkeeper Alicia DeFino. Senior forward Elaina Filauro (Denville, N.J./Morris Knolls) was denied on a breakaway, senior midfielder Lindsey Appezzato hit a ball that clanged off the right post, and senior midfielder Sara Jordan (Indianapolis, Ind./North Central) smashed a ball off the cross bar that landed on the goal line before a Manhattan defender cleared it to preserve the clean sheet for the time being.
"This really replicated Friday's performance," said women's head coach Dave Nolan. "This game should have been done and dusted at halftime but we couldn't convert on our chances."
Despite the bad luck early in the contest, it seemed Georgetown would eventually get on the scoreboard due to their dominant play. Then, in the 33rd minute, the ball came to freshman midfielder Ingrid Wells (Upper Montclair, N.J./Montclair) who spun around her defender and found Fetters cutting towards goal. With a clean pass, Fetters found herself in on goal and slid the ball to the right of DeFino for the game's lone tally.
Late in the second half, freshman goalkeeper Jackie DesJardin (Suunyvale, Calif./Archbishop Mitty) made a number of key plays in goal to hold the lead for the Hoyas. Frantic play down the stretch almost resulted in a tie contest, but the Blue and Gray defenders held steady and protected the lead.
"When you allow a team to stay in a game, they get a belief about them. They feel they can win and that almost happened late here today. But a win is a win and we're happy to get two of them this weekend."
The Hoyas return to action on Tuesday night when they travel to Harrisonburg, Va. to play James Madison at 7 p.m.