Aug. 29, 2014
Georgetown 6, NC State 0
WASHINGTON - The 20th-ranked Georgetown University women's soccer took advantage of an early own goal and had four different players score en route to a 6-0 win over North Carolina State on a sunny Friday afternoon at Shaw Field.
The win improves Georgetown's record to 2-0-1, while the Wolfpack fall to 1-2-0.
"Getting the first goal as early as we did and the manner we got it has to be disheartening," Head Coach Dave Nolan said. "We got a fortuitous bounce that put us up 1-0 and allowed us to settle and got them thinking it was going to be a long day. For the first 20 minutes I thought we were pretty good and then we settled into a bit of a lull and maybe it was easier than we thought.
"We got a goal five minutes before the break and I knew the third goal was going to be the decider. We were the better team, but it wasn't like we were peppering the goal and creating chances."
Senior midfielder Daphne Corboz (Green Brook, N.J./Watchung Hills), a preseason All-American candidate and a nominee for the MAC Hermann Trophy Award, scored one goal and had three assists, while senior forward Vanessa Skrumbis (Encino, Calif./Sierra Canyon) scored two goals.
Graduate student Kaitlin Bast (Centennial, Colo./Arapahoe) and junior Marina Paul (Aliso Viejo, Calif./Laguna Beach) each scored goals for the Hoyas.
The Hoyas took a 1-0 lead early in the game when a shot from junior Sarah Adams (San Diego, Calif./Westview) was blocked initially by an NC State defender, but the ball squeaked away and rolled into the goal.
GU added a second goal before the end of the first half when Skrumbis knocked a shot past NC State goalkeeper Mackenzie Stelljes at 39:54.
Senior goalkeeper Emma Newins (Glen Allen, Va./Deep Run), who was named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week on Monday, made three saves while playing just over 68 minutes. Junior Lauren Trower (Lancaster, Pa./Hempfield) made two saves in the final 21-plus minutes.
The Hoyas held a 15-10 advantage in shots and an 8-1 edge in corner kicks.
Georgetown is back in action on Sunday, Aug. 31, visiting Towson. Kickoff in Baltimore is slated for 1 p.m.