Aug. 31, 2006
Washington, D.C. - The Georgetown University women's soccer program is scheduled to host the 2006 D.C. Invitational on Friday, September 1 and Sunday, September 3 at North Kehoe Field. The Hoyas will welcome local rivals American and George Mason, along with Duquesne to the Hilltop.
American and Duquesne begin the tournament on Friday at noon, followed by Georgetown and George Mason at 3 p.m. On Sunday, American and George Mason square-off at noon and the Hoyas will face Duquesne at 3 p.m.
Admission for this weekend's game will be free. For those who will be unable to attend, live stats will be available via Gametracker on GUHoyas.com for all four games, while Hoyavision on GUHoyas.com will feature live video for both Georgetown contests.
Georgetown (0-0-2) enters the weekend off a pair of ties at the Navy Tournament in Annapolis, Md. Last Friday, they tied Binghamton 2-2 on goals from senior Cristina Araps (Belle Meade, N.J./Montgomery) and junior Elaina Filauro (Denville, N.J./Morris Knolls) and followed it up with a 1-1 tie against Davidson. Senior Chrissy Skogen (San Marino, Calif./San Marino) scored the lone goal against the Wildcats, moving her into a tie for ninth place in Georgetown history with 41 points. Junior Karen Waskewich (Laytonsville, Md./Academy of the Holy Cross) assisted all three Hoya goals this weekend.
George Mason has won both contests against the Hoyas, a 2-1 decision in 2003 and a 3-1 score in 2004. Duquesne and Georgetown will meet for the first time. The Hoyas are 8-5 all-time in their home opener.
American (1-0-0) opened the season last Saturday with a 5-0 win at home against Mount St. Mary's. The Eagles had five different goal scorers and nine different players collect a point. Junior Annette Scott was named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week on Monday, having helped to hold Mount St. Mary's without a shot on goal, while also dishing out an assist in the win.
Duquesne (0-1-1) continues the season on the road after spending the opening weekend in Vermont, tying the Catamounts, 1-1, and losing Northeastern, 1-0. Freshman Annie Reid has the lone goal for the Dukes and senior Virginia Bondi has five saves and a 0.90 goals against average in net.
George Mason (1-0-1) began the 2006 season last Friday with a 1-1 tie at Virginia Tech and followed it up with a 4-1 victory over Coastal Carolina at home. Junior Rachel Wiggins leads the team with two goals, while six other Patriots have collected a point on the early season. Junior Kasey Davenport has started both games in net, totaling 14 saves and a 0.96 goals against average.