Nov. 3, 2012
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's soccer team held a morning workout in Connecticut and had a team meal at a player's home in the area as the Hoyas made final preparations for their appearance in the BIG EAST Championship Game on Sunday, Nov. 4 against Marquette. The BIG EAST Championship Game will kick off at noon at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn.
The game on Sunday will air live on the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN), with Eric Frede and Shep Messing calling all of the action. The game will also be shown live on SNY and CBS Sports Network, as well as Time Warner Cable (Albany, Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo and Wisconsin)), Comcast Sportsnet in Philadelphia and on a tape-delayed basis on Bright House Sports Network.
Georgetown advanced to the program's first-ever BIG EAST Championship game after beating USF, 5-4, in penalty kicks on Friday afternoon. Junior forward Colleen Dinn (Kensington, Md./Holy Cross) converted the Hoyas' sixth kick and redshirt freshman goalkeeper Emma Newins (Glen Allen, Va./Deep Run) made a save on South Florida's final shot to give the Hoyas the decision after the team's played to 1-1 draw.
Marquette, also seeking its first BIG EAST title, advanced with a 1-0 win over Notre Dame.
Sunday marks just the third time that Marquette will meet Georgetown and the first time in postseason play. Each team has one win in the series, which came on the road. The Golden Eagles last met GU on Oct. 3, 2010 in Washington, D.C.
The BIG EAST also is assisting an effort with the Red Cross at this weekend's Women's Soccer Championship. At halftime of Sunday's match, administrators from the league and UConn will collect donations on behalf of the American Red Cross to help families affected by Hurricane Sandy. 100% of the proceeds will go to the Connecticut Chapter of the Red Cross.
The at-large selections for the 2012 NCAA Championship will be announced on Monday, Nov. 5 at 4:30 p.m., ET, on www.NCAA.com.