Oct. 12, 2012
WASHINGTON - The 11th-ranked Georgetown University women's soccer team inched closer to its first BIG EAST National Division title, scoring two goals in the second half en route to a 2-0 win over No. 24 Notre Dame on Friday at North Kehoe Field.
Georgetown, with an unbeaten streak of eight games, improved to 13-1-2 overall and to 7-0-1 in the BIG EAST Conference with the win, while the Fighting Irish fall to 10-4-2 overall and 6-1-1 in league play.
The win gives the Hoyas a one-game lead in the division and can clinch its first National Division title with a win over DePaul on Sunday, Oct. 14, when the Blue & Gray close out the home schedule.
After a first half in which Notre Dame had five corner kicks, the Hoyas had the run of play for most of the second half and connected early in the second half, with junior Colleen Dinn (Kensington, Md./Holy Cross) scoring at 49:13. Dinn picked up the ball just inside the 18-yard line after a deflection and took a shot from there and beat ND goalkeeper Sarah Voigt to the lower far post.
The Hoyas doubled their lead later in the second half and sophomore midfielder Daphne Corboz (Green Brook, N.J./Watchung Hills) scored her BIG EAST-leading 16th goal of the season at 73:29. Corboz made a solid run and moved past an ND defender, taking a feed from Audra Ayotte (Marlborough, Conn./RHAM). The play had been set up by junior forward Kaitlin Brenn (Branchburg, N.J./Somerville), who waited at the top of the box before sending a pass to the left side for Ayotte.
Georgetown closes out the weekend on Sunday, Oct. 14, hosting DePaul. Kickoff at North Kehoe Field is slated for 1 p.m. Prior to the game, Head Coach Dave Nolan will honor the team's three seniors, defender Claire Magliola (Mahwah, N.J./Mahwah), goalkeeper Hanna Monson (Buffalo Grove, Ill./Adlai E. Stevenson) and midfielder Christina O'Tousa (Newport Beach, Calif./Newport Harbor).