No. 21 Georgetown Hosts Cornell, Columbia during D.C. Invitational this Weekend
Aug. 31, 2012
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's soccer team will host a pair of games this weekend as part of the D.C. Invitational, starting with a matchup on Saturday, Sept. 1 against Cornell. Kickoff at North Kehoe Field is slated for 1 p.m. Live video of the game will be available on the Georgetown Athletics website - www.guhoyas.com.
The Hoyas enter the game with a 4-0-0 record after winning a pair of games last weekend at the JMU Invitational in Harrisonburg, Va. Georgetown is ranked No. 21 in the country by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and No. 25 in the Soccer America
Saturday's game against the Big Red is the first-ever meeting between the programs. The other matchup in the D.C. Invitational features George Washington hosting Columbia.
Georgetown, picked to finish in third in the BIG EAST National Division, has been led by a balanced attack on the offensive and defensive side.
Junior forward Kaitlin Brenn (Branchburg, N.J./Somerville) was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Monday after scoring goals in a pair of games last weekend and being named to the All-Tournament team. Through four games, Brenn is tied for the team lead in scoring with sophomore forward Daphne Corboz (Greenbrook, N.J./Watchung Hills) with six points. She leads the team with three goals.
It was the second-straight week a Georgetown player was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll, as Corboz was tabbed last week after scoring a pair of goals in wins over George Washington and at Delaware.
"Our offense has gone through those two," Nolan said. "I sort of look at them as our Michael Jordan-Scottie Pippen in that one of them is a scorer and the other a creator. They complement each other really well and they enjoying playing with each other."
The Hoyas have won four-straight games to open the season, thanks in large part to a defensive until that has allowed only one goal this season. Sophomore goalkeeper Emma Newins (Glen Allen, Va./Deep Run) has a 0.25 goals-against average and has made 15 saves. The only goal she has allowed came in the second half of the win over Hofstra on Sunday, ending a streak of 348:53 without a goal allowed.
Brenn, Corboz, Newins and junior defender Emily Menges (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) were each named to the All-Tournament team at the JMU Invitational
The Hoyas close out the D.C. Invitational on Monday, Sept. 3 at 1 p.m., hosting Columbia. This will be the third meeting all-time between Georgetown and Columbia. The teams tied in the first two meetings, a scoreless draw in 1999 and a 2-2 tie in the 2000 season. Georgetown has an all-time record of 1-2-4 against schools from the Ivy League, the lone win a 3-2 decision over Brown during the 2003 season.