Oct. 26, 2007
Washington, D.C. - On a day when the weather conditions were terrible, the Georgetown women's soccer team (13-5-0, 6-4-0 BIG EAST) was exactly the opposite, dominating a 5-0 contest at home against Cincinnati (6-9-2, 3-6-1 BE) this afternoon on North Kehoe Field. Three first-half goals set the tone and the Georgetown defense helped establish two new school records; shutouts in a season (9) and wins in a season (13).
The Hoyas clinched a first-round bye and a spot in the quarterfinals of the BIG EAST Tournament with an outstanding performance on both ends of the pitch. Freshman Caitlin Durkee (St. Paul, Minn./Como Park) and senior Elaina Filauro (Denville, N.J./Morris Knolls) each scored two goals, freshman Ingrid Wells (Upper Montclair, N.J./Montclair) had four assists and the Hoya defense kept a team off the scoreboard for the second consecutive game.
One minute into the contest, a cross by Wells was deflected in the penalty area by senior Sara Jordan (Indianapolis, Ind./North Central). That minor play loomed large as the Cincinnati goalkeeper, Andrea Kaminski, came out to make a play and Durkee pounced on the ball to score the game's first goal.
In the 14th minute, another cross by Wells found a GU player in front of the net. This time, Filauro beat Kaminski to the near post for a 2-0 Hoya lead. The final goal of the first half saw Wells cross another ball into the penalty area, which was then tapped in by sophomore Toni Marie Hudson (Coral Springs, Fla./Stoneman Douglas) for the third goal.
Wells' fourth and final assist came shortly after halftime in the 48th minute when another cross was played to Durkee, who blasted a shot from the top of the penalty area for her second goal of the game. The assist gave Wells 13 for the season, tying the GU single-season record set in 2002 by Nicole DePalma. The freshman midfielder also has 23 points, which tie her for second on the single-season record charts, three behind Jessie Beers-Altman's 26-point season in 2002. The record for assists in a game is 5, set by DePalma against Howard in 2002.
The final goal saw Hudson streak past her defender on the right side and selflessly give the ball to Filauro for an easy goal. It was Filauro's second of the game and fourth of the year.
The Georgetown defense, with their ninth shutout of the year, set a new GU single season record, breaking the 2005 team record of eight shutouts. Freshman goalkeeper Jackie DesJardin (Sunnyvale, Calif./Archbishop Mitty) earned her seventh shutout of the season, tying her with fellow goalkeeper Jade Higgins (Island Park, N.Y./West Hempstead) and Alexis George for most clean sheets in a season.
The Hoyas will play their final 2007 regular season home game on Sunday, October 28 against Louisville. The game will be for second place in the National Division and a home game in the quarterfinals of the BIG EAST Tournament. It will also be Senior Day as the Hoyas recognize the accomplishments of their eight graduating seniors before the contest.