Nov. 15, 2012
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's soccer team hit the road today, heading to North Carolina, where the Hoyas will face Baylor on Friday, Nov. 16 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Kickoff at Fetzer Field in Raleigh, N.C. is scheduled for 4 p.m. and live stats for the game will be available on gotarheels.com.
Georgetown advanced to the second round for the second time in the last three years with a 3-2 win at Virginia Tech last weekend, with freshman midfielder Sarah Adams (San Diego, Calif./Westview) scoring in the 94th minute as the Hoyas came back from a 2-1 deficit for the win.
The win last weekend improved Georgetown's record to 16-3-3 overall, breaking the school record of 15 wins set by the 2010 and 2011 teams. The Hoyas posted an 8-1-1 record in the BIG EAST Conference and won the league's National Division before earning a No. 1 seed in the league's postseason tournament. GU beat DePaul, 1-0, to advance to the semifinals and posted a 5-4 win over South Florida in penalty kicks in the semifinals to make its first appearance in the championship game, a 1-0 loss to Marquette.
Baylor advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament with a 3-1 win at Arizona State last weekend. The Bears enter the weekend with an 18-1-4 record, the best in program history. Baylor is unbeaten in its last 19 games dating back to a loss to then-No. 15 Long Beach State on Aug. 26. The Bears have won seven-straight games and are one of only four one-loss teams in the country. BU leads the Big 12 in every offensive statistical category - shots (21.78 per game), points (6.43/game), goals (55), goals per game (2.39), assists (38) and assists per game (1.65).
Georgetown is led by a balanced attack on offense and defense, with the Hoyas ranked No. 21 in the country in scoring offense (2.23 goals per game) and No 22 in the country in goals-against average (0.65).
The Hoyas are led by BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year Daphne Corboz (Green Brook, N.J./Watchung Hills), who has a team-best and school record 42 points. Corboz, who was also an All-BIG EAST First Team selection, has scored a school record 17 goals and has eight assists. She ranks 10th in the country in points per game (1.91) and 12th in the country in goals per game (0.77)
She is joined by All-BIG EAST Second Team selection junior forward Kaitlin Brenn (Branchburg, N.J./Somerville), who is second on the team in scoring with 29 points (10 goals, nine assists). Brenn, who is 63rd nationally in points per game (1.32) and is 56th in assists per game (0.41), scored Georgetown's second goal last weekend at Virginia Tech, tying the game.
Junior forward Colleen Dinn (Kensington, Md./Holy Cross) is third on the team in scoring with eight goals and two assists for 18 points. Adams is fourth on the team in scoring with two goals and three assists for seven points.
Redshirt freshman goalkeeper Emma Newins (Glen Allen, Va./Deep Run), an All-BIG EAST Rookie and All-BIG EAST Second Team selection, has recorded a school-best 12 shutouts this season and has a 0.64 goals-against average. She is ranked 26th nationally in goals-against average and is 20th in goalie minutes played
The Hoya backline, which limited BIG EAST opponents to only two goals in 10 league games, has been led by junior Emily Menges (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City), an All-BIG EAST First Team selection.
This is Georgetown's third appearance in the NCAA Tournament, where they have a 3-2-1 record. The team made its first appearance in 2007, falling to William & Mary, 2-1, in the first round. In 2010, the Blue & Gray advanced to the Elite Eight after wins over Siena (5-1), Maryland (1-1 tie, a win in penalty kicks) and Minnesota (1-0). The run ended with a 2-0 loss to Ohio State.
The winner of the Baylor-Georgetown game advances to the NCAA Sweet 16 on Sunday, Nov. 18 (1 p.m.), where they will play the winner of a game between host North Carolina and Illinois.
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