Sept. 1, 2014
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University senior women's soccer player Vanessa Skrumbis (Encino, Calif./Sierra Canyon) was named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week on Monday after scoring four goals and adding an assist in two games last week.
Skrumbis helped lead the Hoyas to a pair of wins, beating North Carolina State, 6-0, on Friday, and then posting a 5-0 road win at Towson on Sunday.
Georgetown, ranked No. 20 in the country by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, has won two-straight games and improved to 3-0-1 with the wins.
In Friday's home opener against N.C. State, Skrumbis scored two goals and had an assist in the 6-0 win over the Wolfpack. The Hoyas led 2-0 at the break and she scored two goals and assisted on another in the second half.
On Sunday, GU jumped out to a 4-0 halftime lead at Towson, with Skrumbis scoring two goals in the span of 36 seconds.
It was the third time this season Skrumbis has scored two goals in a game.
Skrumbis has scored 13 points this season and is tied for the team lead in scoring with senior midfielder Daphne Corboz (Green Brook, N.J./Watchung Hills), who scored three goals and had three assists in last week's wins.
Senior goalkeeper Emma Newins (Glen Allen, Va./Deep Run), who was named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week last week, was selected to the Weekly Honor Roll. She made four saves in 68 minutes of action against N.C. State on Friday and kept Towson scoreless in the first half of the Sunday win.
Georgetown is back in action on Friday, Sept. 5, playing No. 4 Virginia Tech in the first round of the Hokies' tournament. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.