Nov. 13, 2010
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Junior forward Camille Trujillo (Albuquerque, N.M./St. Pius X) scored two goals and junior midfielder Ingrid Wells (Upper Montclair, N.J./Montclair) set a new Georgetown single-season record for points, with 28 with a second half goal, as the Georgetown University women's soccer team defeated Siena, 5-1 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday evening at Ludwig Field on the campus of University of Maryland.
Georgetown won its first NCAA Tournament game in women's soccer program history in decisive fashion, controlling the ball throughout and outshooting the Saints 19-4, allowing just one shot in the second half. The Hoyas took 11 corner kicks to Siena's one and were able to convert on its corner kick and throw-in opportunities.
"I think we scored four goals off of set pieces," Head Coach Dave Nolan said. "That was one of the things I said in our pre-game was that we need to take advantage of set pieces."
The Hoyas broke a scoreless tie at the 17:43 mark in the first half when play following a long Samantha Baker (Long Beach, Calif./Wilson) throw-in on the right side opened up Camille Trujillo (Albuquerque, N.M./St. Pius X) just outside the six yard box to score her 11th goal of the season. Baker was credited with the assist to put the Hoyas in front, 1-0.
Kaitlin Brenn (Branchburg, N.J./Somerville) played the role of the opportunist, adding the Blue & Gray's second goal of the match from point blank range after Siena's goalkeeper mishandled the cross from Wells, leaving Brenn with an open goal with 3:03 remaining in the first half to put GU up, 2-1.
Siena's Tabitha Tice cut the Hoyas lead in half, as she moved the ball just inside the 18 yard box and curled it into the goal for the Saints first goal of the game. The Saints would manage just one more shot the rest of the way.
Colleen Dinn (Kensington, Md./Holy Cross) put the Hoyas back in front by two goals with two seconds remaining in the first half. Dinn collected a rebound in front of the goal on Christina O'Tousa's shot off the post and deposited the shot into the back of the goal to send Georgetown into the half with a 3-1 lead.
Georgetown continued to control the ball in the second half, as Trujillo struck again less than five minutes in. Trujillo redirected Amy Speck's (Rockville Centre, N.Y./Sacred Heart Academy) pass from the right corner of the 18 yard box into the lower left corner of the net to take a 4-1 advantage.
Wells added to the lead just under seven minutes later, setting a new single-season points record along the way, wrapping a corner kick from the left side into the lower back side of the net with 33:53 minutes in the match.
"The goal was just about delivery and Ingrid's delivery tonight was very good," Nolan said. "Every one of her corner kicks tonight was right in where we needed it to be."
Senior Jackie DesJardin (Sunnyvale, Calif./Archbishop Mitty) made one save to earn the victory to move Georgetown to the second round.
The Hoyas will face Maryland in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Ludwig Field in College Park, Md.