Oct. 27, 2011
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's soccer team returns to action again this weekend, hosting Syracuse in a BIG EAST Tournament Quarterfinal match on Sunday, Oct. 30. Kickoff at North Kehoe Field is slated for 1 p.m. Live video of the game will be available through the Georgetown Athletics website, www.guhoyas.com.
The Hoyas closed out the regular season last week with a 6-0 win over Villanova. It was the third-straight win, and the fifth in the last six games, for Georgetown as the team improved to 14-5-0 overall and 8-3-0 in the BIG EAST. The win on Friday set a school record for regular season wins, eclipsing the mark of 13 set by the 2007 and 2010 teams, respectively.
In winning, the Hoyas locked up second place in the BIG EAST National Division, earning the team a bye into the quarterfinals of the league championship. Should Georgetown win, the team will advance to the semifinals of the BIG EAST Tournament for the first time since 2007, when the Hoyas beat Connecticut in the Quarterfinals to reach their first league championship semifinal.
This is the fifth-straight appearance in the BIG EAST Tournament for Georgetown and the fourth-straight year the team has earned bye to the quarterfinals. The Hoyas have an all-time record of 2-8 in the BIG EAST Tournament.
The matchup with Syracuse (7-7-3, 6-5-0) will be the second this season and the 12th all-time between the programs, with the series tied at 5-5-1. The Blue & Gray have won the last three meetings between the teams, including a 3-1 win on the road in September. This will be the first meeting against Syracuse in the BIG EAST Tournament. The Hoyas are 2-2 at home against Syracuse.
Georgetown is led by redshirt senior midfielder Ingrid Wells (Upper Montclair, N.J./Montclair), who has scored 28 points this season, which ranks fourth in the BIG EAST. Wells leads the BIG EAST in assists (12, 0.63 per game) and is tied for ninth in goals scored (9). She recorded three assists in last week's win over Villanova, giving her 28 points for the season, which ties here career-high, set in 2010, and ties the school single-season record for points in a season. Wells has scored 106 points in her career and is the only player in program history to surpass the century mark.
Senior forward Camille Trujillo (Albuquerque, N.M./St. Pius X). who was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Monday after scoring two goals in the win over Villanova, is second on the team in scoring with 25 points (11 goals, 3 assists). Trujillo has scored 22 (10 goals, 2 assists) against BIG EAST opponents this season. She is the school's all-time leader in goals scored (33). Trujillo earned BIG EAST honors for the fourth time this season, as she was named the league's Player of the Week on Sept. 26 and has been named to the Honor Roll three times (Oct. 3, Oct. 10 and Oct. 24).
Senior forward Samantha Baker (Long Beach, Calif./Wilson) is third on the team in scoring with 20 points, coming off six goals and eight assists. Baker is tied for third all-time in scoring at Georgetown (with Trujillo) at 78 points.
Freshman midfielder Daphne Corboz (Green brook, N.J./Watching Hills), who was named the BIG EAST Rookie of the Week on Monday, is fourth on the team in scoring with 19 points (nine goals, one assist). She earned BIG EAST Rookie of the Week honors for the second time this season after scoring a pair of goals in the team's 6-0 win last week. Corboz is second on the team in goals (9) and has scored 11 points in conference games this season (five goals, one assist).
Senior defender Gabby Miller (Wayne, Pa./Radnor) and goalkeeper Elizabeth Hanna (Waxhaw, N.C./Weddington) have led a defensive unit that has posted eight shutouts this season, including back-to-back against DePaul and Villanova. Hanna has made 54 saves and carries a 1.19 goals-against average into the weekend.
A win on Sunday would advance the Hoyas to the BIG EAST Semifinals, where the Blue & Gray would face the winner of a match between either West Virginia (the No. 1 seed from the American Division) or St. John's and Seton Hall (who play on Oct. 27 at 7 p.m.). Should the team advance, the BIG EAST Semifinals will be played on Friday, Nov. 4 at Dick Dlesk Stadium in Morgantown, W. Va.
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