Sept. 10, 2016
WASHINGTON - The No. 20-ranked Georgetown University women's soccer team tests itself against another ranked opponent on Sunday, Sept. 11 when the Hoyas host No. 3 Virginia at Shaw Field at 1 p.m.
The game will be shown live on the Georgetown Athletics website, www.GUHoyas.com, with Tom Kolker, the voice of Major League Soccer's New York City Football Club, calling the play-by-play, and Monika Moore serving as the color analyst.
This is the third game against a ranked opponent for the Hoyas this season, and the second against a team ranked among the top-10 in the country. GU lost its second game of the season, to then No. 5/1 Stanford, 3-0, and beat No. 12 Rutgers on the road last week, 2-1, in overtime.
Georgetown, ranked No. 20 in the country by Soccer America and No. 24 in the TopDrawerSoccer.com poll, is coming off a 4-1 win over George Mason on Thursday, the team's fourth-straight win as the Blue & Gray improved to 5-1-0 overall.
In the win at George Mason, senior forward Crystal Thomas (Elgin, Ill./Wheaton Academy/Notre Dame) scored two goals late in the first half and the team added two more goals in the second half en route to the 4-1 win.
Junior midfielder Rachel Corboz (Green Brook, N.J./Pingry) was named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week and was selected to the TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Week this past Monday after scoring both goals in the win at Rutgers, including the game winner in overtime. This is the second time this season Corboz has been named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week and the third of her career. In addition, this is the third time in as many weeks that a Georgetown player has been named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week, as senior forward Grace Damaska (Milton, Ga./Blessed Trinity) was the recipient last week.
Through six games, Corboz leads Georgetown in scoring with 18 points, is second on the team with six goals and leading the team with six assists. She leads the BIG EAST in points and assists and is second in the league in goals scored.
Damaska is second on the team in scoring with seven goals and one assist for 15 points. She leads the BIG EAST in goals scored, ranks seventh in the country in goals per game (1.5) and 15th in the country in points per game (3.0).
The Hoyas have been led by a high-powered offense that ranks No. 7 in the country in scoring offense (3.20 points per game) and No. 17 nationally in goals scored with 16.
Sophomore goalkeeper Arielle Schechtman (Del Mar, Calif./La Jolla Country Day/UCLA) carries a 1.04 goals-against average and has a 5-1-0 record with two shutouts.
This will be the second all-time meeting between Georgetown and Virginia. The last time the teams met was in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament, a 1-0 win for the Cavaliers. Virginia enters the game on Sunday ranked No. 3 in the country by Soccer Amerca and is coming off a 5-0 win over Richmond on Thursday night. The Cavaliers are 7-0-0 overall and have not been scored upon through seven games, the last six at home.