Sept. 16, 2007
Washington, D.C. - The Georgetown University women's soccer team completed a perfect week of home games, winning their third straight at North Kehoe Field, and fifth overall, 3-1, over the University of Delaware on Sunday afternoon. Senior Sara Jordan (Indianapolis, Ind./North Central) scored the game-winner in the second half before the Hoyas tacked on another late tally.
Early in the contest, Georgetown broke the scoreless tie when senior Karen Waskewich (Laytonsville, Md./Academy of the Holy Cross) took a free-kick from the left side, just outside the penalty area. Waskewich's cross pin-balled around in the box until freshman defender Michaela Buonomo (Chruchville, Pa./Council Rock) slid in and chipped the ball past Delaware goalkeeper E.J. Goldman for her first goal as a Hoya.
After UD tied the score late in the first half on a goal from Amy Pickard, the team went into the halftime session with the score, 1-1.
In the second half, freshman Ingrid Wells (Upper Montclair, N.J./Montclair) left a ball along the sidelines for Jordan. The senior midfielder collected the ball and dribbled left, into the middle of the field. Then, much like her goal on Friday, she unleashed a shot from the top of the penalty area that found the net and gave the Hoyas a lead, 2-1.
With the score now in Georgetown's favor, Delaware began to attack the Hoya defenders even more. After withstanding a couple corner-kick's and dicey situations, a long clear by the Hoyas found freshman Daryn Towle (Santa Monica, Calif./Marymount) around midfield, covered by two UD defenders. Towle was able to race past one defender, and then chest the ball forward to beat the last defender. After creating a 1v1 opportunity for herself, Towle slid the ball past Goldman which iced the game away for the Hoyas. The mark was Towle's first as a Hoya.
"We're getting goals from a bunch of different positions," said Head Coach Dave Nolan. "To get goals from a defender, midfielder and forward, shows that we have a great balance offensively. That's going to be important now as we get ready for BIG EAST play."
Freshman goalkeeper Jackie DesJardin (Sunnyvale, Calif./Archbishop Mitty) made four saves to earn the win in net.
"We have a lot of game-experience at this point, which can be good and bad. Basically, all of the girls have now played in a game this season at some point. However, that can make for some tired legs. Players like Ingrid [Wells] and Sara [Jordan] go full-speed all the time and it's great to have players come off the bench that can not only remain steady, but contribute offensively and defensively.
The Hoyas open BIG EAST play on Friday, September 21 when they host Villanova on North Kehoe Field at 3 p.m.