Aug. 28, 2014
WASHINGTON - The 15th-ranked Georgetown University women's soccer team plays its home opener on Friday, Aug. 29, hosting North Carolina State on Shaw Field at 3 p.m.
Live video of the game will be available on the Georgetown Athletics website, www.guhoyas.com, with Tom Kolker calling all of the action. Live stats will also be available.
The Hoyas, 1-0-1, opened the season last weekend in California, beating the University of San Diego, 3-1, in the first game of the Torero Classic. The team followed that up by playing to a scoreless draw against Long Beach State last Sunday.
Georgetown is ranked No. 15. In the country by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and No. 15 in the latest rankings from Soccer America.
This will be the second meeting all-time between the Hoyas and the Wolfpack. GU posted a 2-0 win at N.C. State last year, with senior Audra Ayotte (Marlborough, Conn./RHAM) and junior Sarah Adams (San Diego, Calif./Westview) each scoring goals.
Senior goalkeeper Emma Newins (Glen Allen, Va./Deep Run) was named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week after leading the Hoyas in the first two games last weekend. Newins made one save in the team's win on Friday night against San Diego and then posted six saves in the shutout on Sunday. Newins, an All-BIG EAST Third Team selection in 2013, has 24 career shutouts.
Senior midfielder Daphne Corboz (Green Brook, N.J./Watchung Hills), a preseason All-American candidate and a nominee for the MAC Hermann Trophy Award, was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll after scoring one goal and assisting on two more in Friday night's win. Corboz is the school's all-time leader in goals scored with 36 and ranks second in total points with 96, trailing only Ingrid Wells (C'11) by 12 points.
North Carolina State enters the match on Friday with a 1-1-0 overall record following a win over Appalachian State (2-1) and a loss to No. 11 Portland (2-1). Starting goalkeeper Mackenzie Stelljes had a strong match against Portland, making four saves in the loss. She also had a hand in N.C. State's goal, providing an assist on freshman Kayla Saager's 82nd-minute tally. Freshman Annah Lindberg scored two goals in the Wolfpack's win over Appalachian State in the season opener.
Georgetown has won its last seven home openers under Head Coach Dave Nolan and has a 9-0-1 mark in the last 10 seasons. The Blue & Gray are 74-12-7 under Nolan at Shaw Field, dating back to his first season as head coach in 2004. The Hoyas have a 23-match unbeaten streak at Shaw Field, dating back to the 2011 season.