Georgetown Enters BIG EAST Tournament as No. 2 Seed, Hosts USF on Sunday
Oct. 25, 2010
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's soccer team will host South Florida in a BIG EAST Tournament Quarterfinal on Sunday, Oct. 31 at North Kehoe Field. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m. as the Hoyas make their fourth-straight appearance in the league tournament.
A webcast of the game - with Avi Creditor handling the play-by-play - will be available on the Georgetown Athletics website - www.guhoyas.com) as well as we live statistics.
The 10-team BIG EAST women's soccer championship field was finalized this weekend, with Georgetown earning a No. 2 seed along with West Virginia, while Notre Dame and Marquette earned No. 1 seeds.
First round play will be held this week, with the No. 4 seeds (Connecticut and DePaul) hosting the No. 5 seeds (Louisville and Pittsburgh).
The Hoyas finished the regular season with a 13-5-1 overall record and a 7-3-1 mark in BIG EAST play, earning a bye into the quarterfinals. Georgetown posted a 1-1 double-overtime draw at home against No. 4/5 Notre Dame on Sunday afternoon and clinched the No. 2 seed with a 1-0 win over DePaul on Friday afternoon..
This year the league's 10-team women's soccer tournament will culminate at Rutgers' Yurcak Field in Piscataway, N.J., on Nov. 5 & 7. All three games will be televised on CBS College Sports, while the title game also will be seen on numerous regional sports networks, including SNY (SportsNet New York). The title game also will be streamed live online for free at www.bigeast.tv.
Junior forward, Camille Trujillo (Albuquerque, N.M./St. Pius X), who scored the equalizer with just over four minutes left in regulation against Notre Dame on Sunday, was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Monday after her performance last week.
Trujillo made a scoring run early in the second half of Friday's game against DePaul and was fouled by a defender, leading to a penalty kick - converted by redshirt junior Ingrid Wells (Upper Montclair, N.J./Montclair) - that scored the deciding the goal. The goal on Sunday against Notre Dame was the career-high 10th this season for Trujillo. She has 19 career goals and nine goals for 47 points.
Wells, meanwhile, set a new career-high with 26 points after her goal on Friday against DePaul. She leads the team with eight goals and 10 assists for 26 points this season and now has 21 goals and 34 assists for 76 points. Wells needs four more points to tie Sara Jordan (C'10) for the all-time lead at Georgetown.
Senior goalkeeper Jackie DesJardin (Sunnyvale, Calif./Archbishop Mitty) recorded a shutout in Friday's win, extending her school record in that category to 29.
Georgetown's seven wins and one tie gave them 22 points in the league standings, the fourth-best total in the league. The Hoyas earned the No. 2 seed in the National Division and earned a bye into the BIG EAST Tournament Quarterfinals. GU will host No. 3 South Florida on Sunday, Oct. 31 at 1 p.m. at North Kehoe Field.
"It's a huge confidence builder," Nolan said of the draw with Notre Dame "Anytime you go against some of the best teams in the country and perform, you're happy. I think it proves that we're a good team and that we can play against some of the best teams and that we can get some results against them as well.
"It's great to have the bye and have the week off because we can give the kids a couple of days off. We can try and get some injured kids out on the field. It'll be a good chance to get people healthy and gives us a week to prepare."