Oct. 29, 2015
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's soccer team will host Creighton on Friday, Oct. 30 in the team's last regular season game this year. Kickoff at Shaw Field is slated for 2:30 p.m.
The game can be seen live on the BIG EAST Digital Network, with Tom Kolker calling the play-by-play and Tom Greaser serving as the color analyst. To watch, download the FOX Sports GO app for iOS, Android, Kindle Fire tablets and phones and select Windows devices to view BIG EAST Digital Network games on-the-go. The FOX Sports GO platform can also be accessed at FOXSportsGO.com on desktops.
Prior to the start of the game, Head Coach Dave Nolan and the athletics department will recognize eight members of the team who are playing their final regular season games at Shaw Field Ã¢â'¬" graduate students Audra Ayotte (Marlborough, Conn./RHAM) and Melissa Downey (McLean, Va./McLean/Princeton), as well as seniors Sarah Adams (San Diego, Calif./Westview), Neela Mohan (Encinitas, Calif./La Costa Canyon), Emma Newins (Glen Allen, Va./Deep Run), Marina Paul (Aliso Viejo, Calif./Laguna Beach), Crystal Thomas (Elgin, Ill./Wheaton Academy/Notre Dame) and Lauren Trower (Lancaster, Pa./Hempfield).
The Hoyas enter Friday's match with a 10-5-2 overall record and a 5-1-2 mark in the BIG EAST Conference, tied for second place with DePaul. A win on Friday against Creighton guarantees the Hoyas at least one of the top two seeds in the BIG EAST Tournament and an automatic bye into the conference semifinals, being held next weekend in Omaha, Neb.
Downey was selected to the BIG EAST Honor Roll on Monday after recording a hat trick in Georgetown's 4-0 win over Seton Hall last Thursday. Downey, a graduate student who transferred to Georgetown this season, started for the first time and scored three goals, her first-career hat trick. Downey's first goal gave the Hoyas a 1-0 lead just before halftime and she proceeded to score two more goals in the second half.
Sophomore midfielder Rachel Corboz (Green Brook, N.J./Pingry) leads the Hoyas in scoring with 28 points. She leads the team both in goals scored (9) and in assists (8). Corboz is tied for second in the BIG EAST in points, is fourth in the league in goals scored and is tied for the lead in assists.
She is one of five players in double figures in scoring, joined by junior forward Grace Damaska (Milton, Ga./Blessed Trinity), who has 17 points and ranks second on the team with seven goals. Sophomore midfielder Taylor Pak (Wellington, Fla./American Heritage) and Thomas have scored 14 points apiece. Pak has six goals and two assists, while Thomas has five goals and four assists. Ayotte is fifth on the team with 10 points, including four goals.
Newins has started 16 games for the Hoyas and carries a 9-5-2 record with a 1.26 goals-against average and 42 saves.
Creighton enters the weekend with a 10-9-0 overall record and a 2-6-0 mark in the BIG EAST Conference. The Bluejays have lost four-straight games and have a 1-3 record in BIG EAST road games, the lone win a 3-2 overtime decision at Seton Hall. Junior forward Lauren Sullivan leads the team with 22 points, including 10 goals, which is a team-best and ranks third in the league.
This is the third all-time meeting between Georgetown and Creighton, with the Hoyas leading the series 2-0-0. The Hoyas won, 4-0, at home in 2013 and beat the Bluejays, 1-0, last season.