Georgetown Women's Soccer Off To Best Start in Program History With 5-1 Win Over Saint Joseph's (Pa.)
Sept. 14, 2007
Washington, D.C. - The Georgetown University women's soccer team (6-1-0) continues their impressive start to the 2007 season with a 5-1 thrashing of Saint Joseph's (Pa.) this afternoon at North Kehoe Field. Sophomore Toni Marie Hudson (Coral Springs, Fla./Stoneman Douglas) scored her first two goals as a Hoya, while senior Sara Jordan (Indianapolis, Ind./North Central) and freshmen Ingrid Wells (Upper Montclair, N.J./Montclair) and Caitlin Durkee (St. Paul, Minn./Como Park).all added goals of their own.
After a lackluster first half, which still saw Georgetown out-shoot their opponent 11-1, the game went into the final 45 minutes without either team having scored.
"We had some tired legs today and it showed in the first half," said Head Coach Dave Nolan. "Then, when we got some goals in the second half, we got some fresher legs out on to the field."
Those goals came in a flurry for the Hoyas as Jordan was the first to capitalize when she dribbled down the right side and cut into the middle of the field with the ball. Jordan let go with a shot that looked like it would miss wide to the right of Saint Joseph's goalkeeper Megan Bastianelli. However, it curled back towards the goal and a helpless Bastianelli watched it go past her for the game's first goal.
Hudson, with her parents watching her for the first time at Georgetown, scored goal number one, when she headed in a cross from senior Vanessa Joyce (Santa Clara, Calif./Archbishop Mitty) to put GU ahead, 2-0. Her second goal was a blast from about 40 meters out from the left side.
The testing of Bastianelli with long-distance shots proved to be a theme for the Hoyas late in the game. Durkee's goal, less than a minute later, was taken from about the same distance on the field, but from the right side. It was the freshman midfielder's second goal in as many games.
Wells added her team-high third goal and now also leads the team in points with eight. She was set up at the top of the penalty area by a pass from sophomore midfielder Carlee Briglia (Linwood, N.J./Mainland Regional).
Freshman goalkeeper Jackie DesJardin (Sunnyvale, Calif./Archbishop Mitty) earned the win for the Blue and Gray by blanking the Hawks for 80 minutes and making two saves.
The Hoyas will play Delaware at North Kehoe Field on Sunday, September 16 at 1 p.m.