Sept. 28, 2007
Washington, D.C. - The Georgetown University women's soccer team won a hard-fought league contest at home on Friday afternoon, 1-0, over the Seton Hall Pirates. Senior Sarah Fetters (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas) got Homecoming off to a good start for the Hoya faithful when she scored the game-winner in the second half. Fetters' third goal of the season tied her for the team lead in that category.
The only mark of the contest was created in the 73rd minute when sophomore Toni Marie Hudson (Coral Springs, Fla./Stoneman Douglas) firmly challenged a Seton Hall defender for the ball, and came away with it. Hudson then crossed the ball, where midfielder Stephanie Zare (Lake Bluff, Ill./Lake Forest) flicked it to her left. The pass found an open Fetters, who beat Pirate goalkeeper Amanda Becker's outstretched hands for the lead.
After an extremely even first 45 minutes of play, Georgetown became a bit more aggressive offensively in the second half. The Hoyas took three times as many shots as the Pirates in the second stanza, and for the game, had 12 corner-kicks to SHU's one.
"This was an important win for us because they're one of the teams that we're usually tied with near the end of the season," said Head Coach Dave Nolan. "We get the edge in the head-to-head series, the three points (for the win), and a positive before this long road-trip ahead of us (five games)."
Freshman goalkeeper Jackie DesJardin (Sunnyvale, Calif./Archbishop Mitty) made two quality saves to keep the clean sheet, while the defensive quartet of Alex Gargano (Huntington, N.Y./St. Anthony's), Karen Waskewich (Laytonsville, Md./Academy of the Holy Cross), Vanessa Joyce (Santa Clara, Calif./Archbishop Mitty) and Nicole Smith Washingtonville, N.Y./Washingtonville) stood up to the handful of chances created by the Pirates.
The Hoyas next game is this Sunday, September 30 at Rutgers. The game will be played on Yurcak Field at 1 p.m.