WASHINGTON - The No. 12 Georgetown University women's soccer squad will host the Creighton University Bluejays on Thursday afternoon at Shaw Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 3 p.m. The Hoyas are currently 9-2-1 on the season and 3-0 in BIG EAST play.
On Monday, three Hoyas earned BIG EAST Conference honors. Senior Elizabeth Wenger (Lititz, Pa./Warwick) was named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week, while freshman forward Jenna Menta (Lincolndale, N.Y./Somers) earn BIG EAST Freshman of the Week honors. Additionally, forward Amanda Carolan (Bayville, N.J./Central Regional) earned a spot on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll.
Wenger led the stifling Georgetown defense last week which limited opponents to just six total shots and just three on target in a pair of large-margin victories. The Hoyas scored a 4-0 win at DePaul, outshooting the Blue Demons 17-2, before shutting out Seton Hall on Sunday, 5-0, limiting the Pirates to just one shot on goal. In the 2-0 week, Georgetown outshot its foes 44-6, 22-3 on target, and allowed just one corner kick.
Menta sparked the impressive Georgetown offense last week with two goals and an assist. The rookie assisted on Carolan's insurance goal in the 43rd minute against the Blue Demons on Thursday before back-to-back goals less than a minute apart against the Pirates on Sunday.
Carolan was the league's goals leader with three for the Hoyas. She tallied two goals in the win at DePaul before adding a score in Georgetown's victory over Seton Hall.
Leading the team in scoring is senior midfielder Rachel Corboz (Green Brook, N.J./Pingry) who has five goals and six assists on the season for 16 points. Corboz has now moved into a group of just nine active Division I players to boast 30 goals and 20 assists in their careers. Corboz, who is already the NCAA's active career leader in dishes with 38, created some space on that list last week with her pair of helpers, leading the next closest player by six assists. With five points last week, Corboz moved up from sixth to fourth on the active career points list with 98.
Junior forward Caitlin Farrell (Wallingford, Conn./Choate Rosemary Hall) is second with a team-high six goals and two assists for 14 points, while Carolan (4 G, 1 A) and Menta (3 G, 3 A) are third and fourth with nine points apiece. In the net, junior Arielle Schechtman (Del Mar, Calif./La Jolla Country Day) has played all 1130 minutes and has 21 saves as well as 10 shutouts.
The Hoyas boast seven-consecutive shutouts and have not given up a goal in 661:31 minutes of play. Schechtman and the Hoyas currently lead the nation in shutouts (10) tying two other schools this season. Georgetown is also 10th in total goals (30) and 10th in goals-against average.
The Bluejays (2-9-1, 0-3-0 BIG EAST) are coming off of a 2-0 loss at DePaul on Sunday. Creighton is led by Taryn Jakubowski who has three goals and one assist for seven points on the season. McKenzie Meola has played 1118 minutes in goal with 68 saves for a 1.93 GAA.
The Hoyas are 4-0 all-time against Creighton and 2-0 at home. Last year, Georgetown downed Creighton 3-0 in Omaha. The last meeting in The District was a 3-1 GU win in 2015.
Kickoff is scheduled for 3 p.m., and Thurday’s contest can be seen live on the BIG EAST Digital Network (BEDN) with Monika Moore calling the action. Live stats will also be available at www.GUHoyas.com.
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