Nov. 1, 2013
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's soccer team closes out the 2013 regular season on Saturday, Nov. 2, hosting BIG EAST Conference rival Seton Hall at Shaw Field. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m.
A live broadcast of the game will be available on the Georgetown Athletics website - www.guhoyas.com - with Tom Kolker calling all of the action.
The Hoyas improved to 14-1-2 overall and 6-1-1 in the league with a 3-1 win at Villanova last weekend. Georgetown has won three-straight games and is ranked No. 15 in the country by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and No. 9 by Soccer America.
The Hoyas have been led by a balanced attack on offense and a stingy defense. The Blue & Gray lead the BIG EAST, and rank No. 1 nationally, in scoring offense with 3.18 goals per game. The defense has been stingy, recording eight shutouts and carrying a 0.76 goals-against average.
Junior midfielder Daphne Corboz (Green Brook, N.J./Watchung Hills), who missed the first five games of the season, leads the team in scoring and is one two players with at least 20 points this season. Corboz has a team-best 24 points, coming off six goals and a team-high 13 assists, which is tied for second in the country and is tied for the all-time single season lead on the Hilltop.
Senior forward Kaitlin Brenn (Branchburg, N.J./Somerville) is second on the team in scoring with 22 points, scoring a team-high eight goals with six assists. Brenn's eight goals give her 21 for her career, which ranks tied for 10th all-time, and her 64 career points are tied for seventh all-time.
Corboz and Brenn are among a group of eight Georgetown players who have scored at least eight points. Junior forward Audra Ayotte (Marlborough, N.J./RHAM) is third 19 points (5 goals, 9 assists), followed by junior Vanessa Skrumbis (Encino, Calif./Sierra Canyon) with 15 points (7 goals, 1 assist), senior Kailey Blain (Merrimack, N.H./Merrimack) with 14 points (6 goals, 2 assists) and sophomore Sarah Adams (San Diego, Calif./Westview) with 12 points (5 goals, 2 assists). Senior defender Mary Kroening (Woodbury, Minn./Woodbury) has 11 points (5 goals, 1 assist) and sophomore midfielder Marina Paul (Aliso Viejo, Calif./Laguna Beach) has 10 points (4 goals, 2 assists).
Junior goalkeeper Emma Newins (Glen Allen, Va./Deep Run) has played in front of a back-line that has recorded eight shutouts this season. Newins has made 42 saves and has a 0.76 goals-against average.
The Georgetown back-line is deep and experienced, with senior captain Emily Menges (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) anchoring a line that includes classmates Colleen Dinn (Kensington, Md./Holy Cross), Kroening and Alexa St. Martin (Westford, Mass./Westford Academy). They have combined 325 games played and 232 starts entering this weekend.
Georgetown and Seton Hall have met 19 times in program history, with the Hoyas holding a 9-8-2 advantage in the head-to-head series. The Hoyas are 6-2-1 against the Pirates in the last nine games and have an 8-3-0 record at home. Georgetown, 8-0 winners over Seton Hall last year, has won the last seven meetings at Shaw Field.
Following the game, Head Coach Dave Nolan and the Athletics Department will recognize the team's six graduating seniors in a short ceremony.