Georgetown Women's Soccer Continue Homestand Against Saint Joseph's (Pa.) and Delaware
Sept. 13, 2007
Washington, D.C. - The Georgetown University women's soccer team (5-1-0) continues their 2007 home season this weekend against non-conference foes, Saint Joseph's (Pa.) and Delaware. The Hoyas will play the Hawks (2-2-0) tomorrow afternoon, September 14, at 3 p.m. from North Kehoe Field and the Blue Hens (3-1-0) on Sunday, September 16 at 1 p.m.
Georgetown and Saint Joseph's have only met once, back in 2005, with the Hoyas winning 3-2 in overtime to capture a second win in the Hoya Classic. Junior defender Alex Gargano (Huntington, N.Y./St. Anthony's) scored her first, and only, collegiate goal, while senior Sara Jordan (Indianapolis, Ind./North Central) added two assists and junior Brittany Berry (Gaithersburg, Md./Georgetown Visitation) added one of her own.
The Hoyas have also only played Delaware once, defeating them 2-0 during the Delaware Blue Hen Classic in 2005. Jordan and senior defender Karen Waskewich (Laytonsville, Md./Academy of the Holy Cross) had an assist each.
Georgetown has had two players named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Rolls during the first two weeks of the season. Goalkeeper Jackie DesJardin (Sunnyvale, Calif./Archbishop Mitty) was named for the week of September 2 and midfielder Stephanie Zare was named for the week of September 9.
The Hoyas have now started a season 5-1-0 for the second time in the program's history, and first since their inaugural fall season in 1993. The Blue and Gray are currently ranked 12th out of 47 teams in the Mid-Atlantic Region by SoccerBuzz. Also, the Hoyas are 30-20-4 in their six years on the home pitch, with five winning seasons.
Saint Joseph's (Pa.) has been outscored in their four games this season, 13-2, yet have a .500 record entering tomorrow's game on the Hilltop. Freshman midfielder Carly Salter tallied her first career goal in a 1-0 win over Big 5 rival, Drexel, while freshman Lauren Sawyer provided the game-winner against Robert Morris. Sophomore goalkeeper Megan Bastianelli has made 10 saves in the two shutout victories.
Delaware's lone loss this season was to nationally-ranked Virginia and UD has defeated Saint Joseph's (Pa.) earlier in the year, 7-0. Senior Emily Sammis, the reigning Colonial Athletic Association Women's Soccer Player of the Week, currently leads the team in goals with three, while classmate Alli D'Amico has added two goals and an assist. Sophomore goalkeeper Annie Bevan has started two games and shutout both opponents. The Blue Hens are currently tied for 15th regionally in the Mid-Atlantic rankings on SoccerBuzz.