Sept. 3, 2015
Georgetown 2, Delaware 0
WASHINGTON - Georgetown scored early in the first half and the Hoya women's soccer team added a second goal early in the second half en route to a 2-0 win over Delaware at Stuart and Suzanne Grant Stadium in Newark, Del. Thursday night. The game was delayed for 1:14 due to lightning.
It was the second-straight win for the Hoyas, who improved to 3-2-0 overall, while the Blue Hens fall to 2-3-0.
"This was a gritty win against a good Delaware team that battled," Georgetown Head Coach Dave Nolan said. "We got an early goal from Rachel (Corboz) and that helped settle the team. It took us a while to find the second goal and the weather delay really didn't help, but the girls deserved this win, especially at the back. We had strong performances from Neela (Mohan), Liz (Wenger) and Drew (Topor)."
The Hoyas took a 1-0 lead in the 13th minute when sophomore midfielder Rachel Corboz (Green Brook, N.J./Pingry) scored an unassisted goal. Her shot from the left side and 18 yards out beat Blue Hens goalkeeper Kailyn Rekos at 12:31.
The lead grew to 2-0 in the 60th minute, when graduate student Audra Ayotte (Marlborough, Conn./RHAM) tallied her second goal in as many games. Ayotte scored at 59:51, her shot from 15 yards out on the far right side beating Rekos to the top left corner.
Georgetown out-shot Delaware, 11-6, but the Blue Hens had a 7-2 advantage in corner kicks.
Senior goalkeeper Emma Newins (Glen Allen, Va./Deep Run) made four saves for Georgetown as the Hoyas posted their second-straight shutout.
This was the fifth all-time meeting between Georgetown and Delaware and the Hoyas hold a 5-0-0 advantage in the series. It was the third win for GU on the road.
Georgetown is back home for a pair of games next week, starting on Thursday, Sept. 10 when the team hosts George Washington. Kickoff at Shaw Field is slated for 4 p.m.