Sept. 14, 2016
The No. 18-ranked Georgetown University women's soccer team is back in action on Thursday, Sept. 15, visiting local rival George Washington. Kickoff is slated for 3 p.m.
The Hoyas, ranked No. 18 in the country by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and No. 9 in the country by Soccer America, improved to 6-1-0 on Sunday with an exciting, come-from-behind win against then-No. 3 ranked Virginia. It was the fifth-straight win for the Hoyas, who have two victories over nationally-ranked teams, including a 2-1 overtime decision at Rutgers last week.
In Sunday's win over Virginia, junior midfielder Rachel Corboz (Green Brook, N.J./Pingry) scored what proved to be the game-winning goal in the 38th minute as the Hoyas came back from a 2-0 deficit for one of the biggest wins in a program history.
As a result of her performance, Corboz was named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week on Monday, the second-straight week she has won the award and the third time this season. She was also selected as the NCAA Soccer Women's Player of the Week and was named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Week.
Corboz leads Georgetown and the BIG EAST Ã¢â'¬" and ranks No. 4 in the country Ã¢â'¬" in scoring with 20 points, averaging 2.88 per game. She is tied for sixth in the country in goals scored (7) and tied for fourth in the country in total assists (6).
Senior forward Grace Damaska (Milton, Ga./Blessed Trinity), who was named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week on Aug. 29, is second on the team in scoring with 15 points. She is tied for the team lead with seven goals and has added one assist.
The Hoyas have been led by a high-powered offense that ranks tied for fourth in the nation in goals scored (23) and No. 4 in the country in scoring offense (3.29 points per game).
In addition to Corboz and Damaska, seven other players have scored at least one goal Ã¢â'¬" with senior forward Crystal Thomas (Elgin, Ill./Wheaton Academy/Notre Dame) third on the team with three Ã¢â'¬" and have 10 players who have at least one point.
Sophomore goalkeeper Arielle Schechtman (Del Mar, Calif./La Jolla Country Day/UCLA), who was selected to the Weekly Honor Roll on Monday after picking up wins last week against George Mason and Virginia, carries a 1.18 goals-against average and has 17 saves in six games.
This will be the 14th all-time between Georgetown and George Washington, with the Hoyas leading the head-to-head series, 12-1. The Hoyas have won the last nine games played between the schools, including a 4-1 decision in last year's goal. GU was led by a pair of goals from junior midfielder Taylor Pak (Wellington, Fla./American Heritage). The Hoyas are 4-0 in games played at George Washington.