Oct. 4, 2012
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's soccer team hit the road on Thursday as the Hoyas play a pair of BIG EAST games away from home this weekend. The weekend challenge starts on Friday, Oct. 5 as the Blue & Gray visit Cincinnati, with kickoff slated for 7 p.m.
The Hoyas improved to 11-1-1 overall and 5-0-0 in the BIG EAST with an 8-0 win at Pittsburgh last weekend. Georgetown is off to its best start in program history overall and in league play. Winners of five-straight games, the team is ranked No. 11 by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and No. 11 in the Soccer America poll.
Sophomore Daphne Corboz (Green Brook, N.J./Watchung Hills) grabbed the headlines for the Hoyas last weekend after resetting the school and BIG EAST record books in the win at Pittsburgh last Sunday. She was named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week after scoring five goals and recording one assist in the 8-0 win. Corboz's five goals and one assist for 11 points set a BIG EAST record for points in a game, eclipsing the mark of 10 points in a game, held by three different players. The five goals also tied the all-time BIG EAST individual record for goals in a game, last set by UConn's Ginny Woodward, who scored five goals against Providence in 1996.
This is the second time in two weeks that Corboz has been named the league's Offensive Player of the Week and it is the fourth time this season she has been recognized by the league. She was also named the NSCAA National Player of the Week and was selected to the TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Week.
For the season, Corboz has scored 14 goals and has five assists for 33 points. Her 14 goals breaks the single season record for goals in a season of 13, set by Camille Trujillo (C'12) during the 2010 season. Corboz's 33 points also breaks the single-season record for points (30), set by Ingrid Wells (C'11) during the 2011 season. She ranks third nationally in points per game (2.54) and sixth nationally in goals per game (1.077).
In 34 career games, Corboz has scored 24 goals and six assists for 54 points. She ranks tied for eighth all-time in scoring on the Hilltop.
Not to be outdone, junior forward Kaitlin Brenn (Branchburg, N.J./Somerville) scored two goals and had four assists, finishing the game with eight points. Brenn is second on the team in scoring with nine goals and five assists for 23 points.
Junior defender Mary Kroening (Woodbury, Minn./Woodbury), who was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll after scoring a goal in the 8-0 win, has been a leader on a back line that has recorded nine shutouts this season and ranks No. 29 nationally with a 0.68 goals-against average.
Kroening has been joined on the back line by senior Claire Magliola (Mahwah, N.J./Mahwah) and Alexa St. Martin (Westford, Mass./Westford Academy), along with freshman Neela Mohan (Encitas, Calif./La Costa Canyon), have Georgetown ranked first in the BIG EAST in goals-against average overall at 0.68..
Sophomore goalkeeper Emma Newins (Glen Allen, Va./Deep Run) has a 11-1-1 record with eight shutouts, a 0.65 goals-against average and has not allowed a goal in BIG EAST play.
This will be the eighth meeting all-time between Georgetown and Cincinnati (4-8-1, 1-5-0 BIG EAST), with the Hoyas holding a 6-1-0 lead in the series. GU has won the last five games, including a 3-1 decision in Ohio in 2010.
The Hoyas closed out the weekend at Louisville (7-3-2, 2-2-2) on Sunday, Oct. 7. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m. and the game will be shown live on CBS Sports Network.