Women's Soccer

Hoyas Close Out Weekend against Colorado College on Sunday

Aug. 27, 2016

WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's soccer team will close out a season-opening four-game home stand on Sunday, Aug. 28, hosting Colorado College at Shaw Field. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m.

The game will be broadcast live on the Georgetown Athletics website, www.GUHoyas.com, with Monika Moore and Dave McHugh calling all of the action.

The Hoyas are coming off a 4-0 win over Delaware on Thursday as the Blue & Gray improved to 2-1-0 so far this season.

Senior forward Grace Damaska (Milton, Ga./Blessed Trinity) recorded her second-career hat trick and the fourth multi-goal game of her career as the Hoyas scored three times in the second half to beat the Blue Hens on Friday.

The Hoyas closed out the scoring in the 73rd minute when junior midfielder Rachel Corboz (Green Brook, N.J./Pingry) sent a free kick from the near sideline went to midfielder Marina Paul (Aliso Viejo, Calif./Laguna Beach), who took a side volley from 18 yards out that went to the upper near post for her first goal of the season.

Georgetown outshot Delaware, 26-6, including a 15-3 edge in the second half, and held a 7-2 advantage in corner kicks. Sophomore goalkeeper Arielle Schechtman (Del Mar, Calif./La Jolla Country Day), made three saves for the Hoyas.

Overall this season, Corboz ââ'¬" the BIG EAST Conference Preseason Offensive Player of the Year ââ'¬" leads the team in scoring with 10 points (three goals, four assists), while Damaska is second on the team with eight points, off of a team-high four goals.

Five other players have scored at least a point through three games this season, all of them underclassmen. Freshmen Casey Richards (Allendale, N.J./Northern Highland) and Carson Nizialek (Chantilly, Va./Freedom) each have scored goals, while sophomores Amanda Carolan (Bayville, N.J./Central Regional) and Caitlin Farrell (Wallingford, Conn./Choate Rosemary Hall) and freshman Paula Germino-Watnick (Chevy Chase, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase) each have an assist.

Schechtman carries a 1.08 goals-against average and has eight saves in three starts this season.

Colorado College enters Sunday's game with a 2-1-0 overall record, following a 1-0 win at Pittsburgh on Friday. The Tigers lost their season opener to Northern Colorado, 2-1 in overtime, on Aug. 19 and followed that up with a 3-0 win against Denver last weekend. Sophomore forward Clara Richter, who scored the game-winning goal at Pittsburgh, leads the team in scoring with three goals for six points. Sophomore forward Lauren Milliet has scored a pair of goals. Rowa Frederksen has started two games and carries a 0.98 goals-against average.

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