Georgetown Set for BIG EAST Semifinal on Friday at West Virginia
Nov. 3, 2011
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's soccer team departed Thursday morning as the team made final preparations for a BIG EAST Tournament Semifinal on Friday, Nov. 4 against West Virginia. The Hoyas kick off against the Mountaineers on Friday at 5:30 p.m. The game will be shown live on CBSN, with Tammy Blackburn.
The Hoyas advanced to the BIG EAST Semifinals for only the second time in program history with a 3-1 win over Syracuse last weekend. It was the fourth-straight win, and the sixth in the last seven games, for Georgetown as the team improved to 15-5-0 overall. The 15 wins tied the school single season record for wins, set last year when the team advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament.
The meeting with West Virginia will be the second between the teams this year, including a 3-1 Mountaineer win at Georgetown earlier this year. This will be the 17th all-time between the programs, with the Mountaineers holding a 13-3-0 advantage in the series. WVU has won six of the last seven meetings between the teams.
A pair of Georgetown University women's soccer players earned weekly honors from the BIG EAST Conference as the regular season came to a close this past weekend.
Redshirt senior midfielder Ingrid Wells (Montclair, N.J./Upper Montclair) leads the team in scoring with 30 points, coming off of nine goals and 12 assists. A candidate for the M.A.C. Hermann Trophy, recognizing the top player in the country, and a preseason All-BIG EAST selection, Wells is the all-time leading scorer in school history with 31 goals and 46 assists for 108 points, becoming the first player in program history to reach 100 points.
Wells, who trained with the United States National Team from Oct. 3-7 and will be returning to train with the full national team on Monday, is third in the BIG EAST in points (30) and ranks among the league leaders in points per game (third, 1.50), goals (sixth, 8) and is tied for the league lead in assists (0.50, 8).
Senior forward Camille Trujillo (Albuquerque, N.M./St. Pius X) has been recognized by the BIG EAST four times 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). The 5-5 forward is second on the team in scoring with 27 points, leading the team with 12 goals while adding three assists. After BIG EAST play started, Trujillo scored 22 of her 25 points, with 10 goals and two assists against league foes. Overall this season, she has accounted for 31.3 percent of the team's BIG EAST goals (32) and for 24.7 percent of the team's points (89). Trujillo is the all-time leader in goals scored at Georgetown with 34 and is third all-time in scoring at 80 points.
Freshman midfielder Daphne Corboz (Green brook, N.J./Watching Hills), who has been named Rookie of the Week twice this season, is fourth on the team in scoring with 24 points (11 goals, one assist). She is second on the team in goals (11) and has scored 11 points in conference games this season (five goals, one assist).
Senior forward Samantha Baker (Long Beach, Calif./Wilson), who was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll after scoring two goals and adding two assists in games against Seton Hall and Rutgers, is fourth on the team in scoring with 20 points, scoring six goals and eight assists.
The Hoya defense has four shutouts this season and the team is 3-1 in one-goal games. The unit has been led by senior Gabby Miller (Wayne, Pa./Radnor) and sophomores Mary Kroening (Woodbury, Minn./Woodbury) and Emily Menges (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City). Senior goalkeeper Elizabeth Hanna (Waxhaw, N.C./Weddington) improved her record to 11-4-0 this season and carries a 1.19 goals-against average with 56 saves.