Aug. 31, 2017
WASHINGTON - The 10th-ranked Georgetown University women's soccer team returns to action on Friday, Sept. 1, visiting No. 5 Stanford at Cagan Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. (ET). Live video and stats of the game will be available through the Georgetown Athletics website, www.GuHoyas.com. Troy Cardy will call all of the action for the Pac-12 Networks.
The Hoyas, ranked No. 10 in the United Soccer Coaches poll, enter the weekend with a 3-1-0 overall record and have won three-straight games. This will be the team's second game against a team ranked among the top-10 in the country after opening the season with a 1-0 loss to then-No. 1 West Virginia.
Georgetown has been led by a balanced attack on offense and defense. The Hoyas lead the BIG EAST Conference in points (31), goals (10) and assists (11) and are tied for the lead league in goals allowed (1), goals-against average (0.24) and shutouts (3).
Nationally, the Hoyas tied for No. 27 in points per game (7.75), tied for No. 23 in goals scored, No. 14 in assists and tied for No. 17 in totals points. In addition, the Hoyas are ranked tied for No. 4 in the country in corner kicks (42), averaging 10.5 per game.
Senior midfielder Rachel Corboz (Green Brook, N.J./Pingry), the BIG EAST Preseason Offensive Player of the Year who was selected to the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List, leads the team in scoring with eight points, with a team-best three goals while adding two assists. She was selected to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Monday after registering an assist on the game-winning goal at Delaware and scoring twice in a win over Loyola (Md.) last Sunday.
Seven different players have scored at least one goal for the Hoyas. Corboz leads the team and junior forward Caitlin Farrell (Wallingford, Conn./Choate Rosemary Hall) is second on the team with two goals.
Sophomore forward Casey Richards (Allendale, N.J./Northern Highlands) is second on the team with five points, including a team-leading three assists, while Farrell and sophomore Carson Nizialek (Chantilly, Va./Freedom) are tied for third with four points apiece.
On the defensive side, senior goalkeeper Arielle Schechtman (San Diego, Calif./La Jolla Country Day/UCLA) has a 0.25 goals-against average and eight saves in four shutouts. Schechtman, who was named the BIG EAST Preseason Goalkeeper of the Year, has posted three shutouts this season.
Freshman Kelly Livingstone (Glen Ridge, N.J./Glen Ridge), who has started all four games this year, was named the BIG EAST Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday. Livingstone helped to lead a defensive unit that posted a pair of shutouts and limited opponents to four shots. She started at left back at Delaware last Thursday as GU limited the Blue Hens to three shots. Last Sunday, the rookie moved to center back and helped to control a line that allowed only one shot in the team's third-straight shutout, a 5-0 win over Loyola (Md.).
This will be the fifth all-time meeting between Georgetown and Stanford. The Cardinal lead the head-to-head series, 4-0-0. Last year, then-No. 1 Stanford beat the Hoyas, 3-0, at Georgetown's Shaw Field. The Blue & Gray visited Stanford during the 2012 season and lost, 6-0.