Georgetown hosts Villanova on Friday at 2:30 p.m.
Oct. 20, 2011
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's soccer team returns to North Kehoe Field on Friday, Oct. 21, hosting BIG EAST Conference rival Villanova at 2:30 p.m. Live video and statistics from the game will be available on the Georgetown Athletics website, www.guhoyas.com.
The match against the Wildcats will be the final regular season home game for the Hoyas, who enter with a 13-5-0 overall record and a 7-3-0 record in the BIG EAST Conference, second in the National Division. Villanova is 8-8-2 overall and 4-6 in league play.
The Hoyas enter the final weekend of the regular season in second place in the National Division, trailing Louisville by two points. A win over the Wildcats, combined with a Louisville loss on Saturday (the Cardinals play at Cincinnati), would give Georgetown the National Division crown. Georgetown has already clinched a bye into the quarterfinals of the BIG EAST Tournament.
The Hoyas completed a weekend sweep, and won for the seventh time in the last nine games, when they posted a 2-0 win at DePaul last Sunday, capping off a weekend that started with a 3-2 win at Notre Dame.
Senior forward Samantha Baker (Long Beach, Calif./Wilson) led the Hoyas, earning a spot on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Monday after leading the Hoyas to a pair of wins over the weekend. Baker scored a goal in Friday's win and had one goal counted as own goal for Notre Dame before adding an assist in the win over DePaul on Sunday.
Baker is third on the team in scoring with six goals and seven assists for 19 points. She is fourth on the team in goals scored and second on the team in assists. Her seven assists are a career-high.
Redshirt senior midfielder Ingrid Wells (Upper Montclair, N.J./Montclair), who trained with the United States National Team earlier this month, leads the team in scoring with 25 points. She is second on the team with eight goals and leads the team with nine assists. Wells has scored 103 points in her career and is the only player in Georgetown history with at least 100 points and one of only 10 active players at the Division I level with at least 100.
Prior to the game, Baker and Wells will be among a group of six seniors who will be honored in pregame ceremonies for their final game at North Kehoe Field. Joining them will be senior midfielder Kelly D'Ambrisi (Trumbull, Conn./Laurelton Hall Academy), senior goalkeeper Elizabeth Hanna (Waxhaw, N.C./Weddington), senior defender Gabby Miller (Exton, Pa./West Chester) and senior forward Camille Trujillo (Albuquerque, N.M./St. Pius X).
Trujillo is second on the team in scoring with 21 points, coming off a team-high nine goals and three assists. In BIG EAST games, she has scored eight goals and two assists for 18 points. D'Ambrisi, one of the top attacking midfielders in the BIG EAST Conference, fifth on the team in scoring this season with three goals and two assists for eight points.
Miller and Hanna have been the leaders of a Hoya defense that has posted seven shutouts this season. Hanna, the team's starting goalkeeper, has a 10-4-0 record this season and carries a 1.27 goals-against average with 52 saves.
The meeting with Villanova will be the 17th all-time between the schools, with the Wildcats leading the series, 11-4-2. The Hoyas, however, have won the last three meetings between the teams, including a 3-1 decision last year. Georgetown is 2-5-1 all-time at home against the Wildcats.
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