Sept. 25, 2015
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's soccer team begins BIG EAST Conference play this weekend, playing at Providence, on Sunday, Sept. 27. The game kicks off at 1 p.m.
The game will be shown live on the BIG EAST Digital Network, with Chris Fama calling the play-by-play.
Georgetown enters the weekend with a 5-4-0 record and have won three of its last five games. The Hoyas split a pair of games last weekend, closing it out with a 4-0 win at Stetson last Sunday after a 3-1 loss at Central Florida on Friday.
GU had a three-game win streak ended on Sept. 13 in a 2-1 loss to then-No. 12 Virginia Tech. GU had posted wins over San Diego (1-0, 2OTs), at Delaware (2-0) and at home against George Washington (4-1).
Junior forward Grace Damaska (Milton, Ga./Blessed Trinity) leads the team in scoring with 11 points, tying for the team lead with four goals and tying for the team lead with three assists.
Graduate student Audra Ayotte (Marlborough, Conn./RHAM) is second on the team with 10 points, tallying four goals and two assists. Senior forward Crystal Thomas (Elgin, Ill./Wheaton Academy/Notre Dame) is third on the team with three goals and three assists for nine points.
Damaska and Ayotte lead the team with four goals apiece, while Damaska is tied for the team lead in assists with Thomas, and sophomore midfielders Rachel Corboz (Green Brook, N.J./Pingry) and Chloe Knott (Auckland, New Zealand/Rangitoto College).
Senior goalkeeper Emma Newins (Glen Allen, Va./Deep Run) has started all but one game this season and carries a 4-4-0 overall record with a 1.71 goals-against average, 16 saves and two shutouts. Senior goalkeeper Lauren Trower (Lancaster, Pa./Hempfield) started against Stetson last Sunday, her third career start, and was credited with a shutout.
This will be the 14th all-time meeting between the Hoyas and the Friars, with Georgetown leading the series, 10-2-1. The Hoyas have won the last four games and are unbeaten in the last 11 meetings between the teams, holding a 10-0-1 record in that span. Providence won the first two meetings between the teams and its last win in the series was a 2-0 decision in Rhode Island in 1996. The Hoyas have a 5-1-0 record at Providence.
Under Head Coach Dave Nolan, Georgetown has a 5-3-3 record in BIG EAST Conference openers. The Hoyas are unbeaten in the last three, playing to draws with DePaul the last two years Ã¢â'¬" 3-3 in 2014 and 1-1 in 2013 Ã¢â'¬" and beating Seton Hall, 8-0, during the 2012 season.