Women's Soccer
Georgetown Women's Soccer Looks to Bounce Back Against Pittsburgh and West Virginia
Sophomore Stephanie Zare has been a consistent presence in the middle of the field for the Hoyas.

Sophomore Stephanie Zare has been a consistent presence in the middle of the field for the Hoyas.

Oct. 12, 2006

Washington, D.C. - The Georgetown University women's soccer team looks to bounce back after two heartbreaking BIG EAST losses, as they travel to Piitsburgh and West Virginia to conclude their 2006 conference road schedule.

The Hoyas and the Panthers square off at Founders Field on Friday at 7 p.m. and travel down to West Virginia on Sunday for a 1 p.m. start at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium. The game versus West Virginia can be followed via GameTracker.

The Hoyas, who lost consecutive 1-0 games last weekend to Cincinnati and No. 15 Louisville, enter the weekend at 4-7-4 overall and are currently seventh in the BIG EAST National Division at 1-5-1, only four points behind Seton Hall for a spot in the conference tournament.

Senior Chrissy Skogen (San Marino, Calif./San Marino) leads Georgetown with five goals on the season, while junior Elaina Filauro (Denville, N.J./Morris Knolls) and classmate Sarah Fetters (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas) are tied for second with two goals apiece. Junior Karen Waskewich (Laytonsville, Md./The Academy of Holy Names) has been the anchor to the Hoya defense, while also pacing the team with four assists and is tied with Filauro for second on the squad with six points. In the goal, junior Jade Higgins (Island Park, N.Y./West Hempstead) has compiled a 0.94 goals against average, 61 saves and four shutouts.

Georgetown is 3-5-1 against Pittsburgh, splitting the last 6 contests. GU lost at home last season, 2-1, but won the last game played in the series at Pittsburgh, 4-0. The Hoyas are 2-8 against WVU, losing at home last year, 2-1, but winning their last trip to Morgantown, 1-0 in 2004.

The Panthers enter this weekend at 7-5-2 overall and 2-4-1 in the conference, coming off three-straight conference losses on the road, including a 2-1 overtime setback at South Florida last Sunday. Senior Corina Sebesta leads the team in scoring with five goals and three assists, after tying for the team lead last year with three goals. Sophomore Jennifer Kritch has a team-best five assists and is tied for sixth-best in the BIG EAST. Freshman Allison Finch has posted two shutouts and has been in goal for all seven Pittsburgh wins this season.

West Virginia, ranked No. 7 in the nation by SoccerBuzz and the NSCAA, stands at 11-1-2 overall and 5-1-1 in the conference. Senior goalkeeper Lana Bannerman was named BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week after posting two complete-game 90-minute shutouts on the road this past week. The Mountaineer offense is led by sophomore Deana Everrett and her BIG EAST leading 14 goals. She also leads the league in points this season, with 33. Junior Kim Bonilla leads the team in assists with nine, currently placing her second in the BIG EAST. Also, the Mountaineers have two All-BIG EAST preseason selections in junior Ashley Banks and sophomore Amanda Cicchini.



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