Georgetown Scores Early, Finishes with Tie at Louisville
Oct. 7, 2012
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's soccer team had an early lead, but gave up their first goal in more than 500 minutes of conference play and the 11th-ranked Hoyas settled for a 1-1 tie with Louisville in a BIG EAST game in Kentucky Sunday afternoon.
The tie ends Georgetown's six-game win streak, as the Hoyas are now 12-1-2 overall and 6-0-1 in league play, while the Cardinals are 8-3-3 overall and 2-2-3 in the BIG EAST. Georgetown is ranked No. 11 in the country by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and No. 19 in the Soccer America poll.
"Early on, we had the run of play and Daphne (Corboz) scored on a terrific goal," Nolan said. "Louisville started to make some runs and got behind us a little bit and had some good chances, but our back four and Emma (Newins) made some plays to stop their chances. In the end, I think a tie was a fair result."
The Hoyas took a 1-0 lead in the 12th minute when sophomore midfielder Daphne Corboz (Greenbrook, N.J./Watchung Hills) picked up the ball on the near side of the field, dribbled through two defenders along the top of the box and unleashed a shot from about 20 yards out that beat Louisville goalkeeper Chloe Kiefer at 11:18.
Louisville had a couple of chances in the latter stages of the first half, with the Cardinals holding a 7-5 advantage in shots.
Georgetown gave up its first goal of the BIG EAST season early in the second half when Louisville's Charlyn Corral connected in the 62nd minute on a shot that beat redshirt freshman goalkeeper Emma Newins (Glen Allen, Va./Deep Run) to the inner post. It was the first goal the Georgetown defense had allowed in more than six games of BIG EAST play this season and ended a streak of 601:20 without a goal.
The Hoyas began to reassert themselves in the second half and had chances, with five corner kicks and shots from junior forward Kaitlin Brenn (Branchburg, N.J./Somerville) and Corboz both saved.
Early in the first overtime period, Louisville's Lauren Nash had a header that was saved by a diving Newins, preserving the tie.
Louisville finished with a 20-10 advantage in shots and the Hoyas had a 9-7 edge in corner kicks.
Georgetown is back home next weekend, hosting Notre Dame on Friday, Oct. 14. Kickoff at North Kehoe Field is slated for 1 p.m. The weekend concludes on Sunday, Oct. 16, with GU hosting DePaul for Senior Day.