No. 23 Georgetown Plays Santa Clara, No. 5 Stanford this Weekend

No. 23 Georgetown plays Santa Clara on Friday night.

The 23rd-ranked Georgetown University women's soccer team hit the road on Wednesday afternoon, heading west to play in the Stanford Invitational, where they will play a pair of games this weekend.

The team's first test will come on Friday, Sept. 7, when the Hoyas square off against Santa Clara (2-2-1) at 7:30 p.m. (ET) in the Stanford Invitational.

Georgetown has won six-straight games to start the season and enters the weekend with a 6-0-0 overall record, the second time in three years the team has won its first six games. The Hoyas are ranked No. 23 in the country by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and No. 19 in the Soccer America poll.

The Hoyas remained undefeated with a pair of wins last weekend in the D.C. Invitational, beating Cornell, 6-1, last Saturday and then posting a 3-0 win over Columbia on Monday.

Sophomore Daphne Corboz (Greenbrook, N.J./Watchung Hills), who was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Monday after her performance in Georgetown's 6-1 win over Cornell on Saturday, has been among the leaders for the team this season. She scored a pair of goals in the Cornell win and is second on the team in scoring with four goals and two assists for 11 points. It was the second time this season that Corboz has been named to the Weekly Honor Roll. She earned the first nod on Aug. 20 after leading the Hoyas to wins over George Washington and Delaware to start the season.

Corboz and junior forward Kaitlin Brenn (Branchburg, N.J./Somerville) have formed a dangerous duo up front for the Blue & Gray. Brenn, who had two goals and an assist during the weekend games against Cornell and Columbia, leads the team in scoring with 11 points (5 goals, one assist).

Junior forward Colleen Dinn (Kensington, Md./Holy Cross) is third on the team in scoring with two goals and two assists for six points, while sophomore Jessica Clinton (Avon, Mass./Thayer Academy) has one goal and two assists for four points.

Sophomore goalkeeper Emma Newins (Glen Allen, Va./Deep Run) and the Georgetown defense have been solid in the first six games of the season, allowing only two goals. Newins, who has allowed only one goal and had a streak of 348:53 over the first three-plus games of the season, has a 0.18 goals-against average and 17 saves.

The back line - led by senior Claire Magliola (Mahwah, N.J./Mahwah) and juniors Emily Menges (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City), Mary Kroening (Woodbury, Minn./Woodbury) and Alexa St. Martin (Westford, Mass./Westford Academy) - has limited opponents to only 40 shots through six games.

The meeting with Santa Clara will be the third all-time between the schools. Santa Clara holds a 2-0 advantage in the series, beating the Hoyas 1-0 in 2010 and 2-1 in overtime during a visit to Georgetown in 2009.

The Hoyas close out play this weekend by playing No. 5 Stanford on Sunday, Sept. 9. The game, which will be shown live on the Pac 12 Network, kicks off at 3 p.m. (ET).

 

 

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