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Women's Soccer

No. 10 Georgetown Travels to St. John’s to Open Up BIG EAST Play

WASHINGTON – The No. 10 Georgetown women's soccer team (7-0-2) will open up BIG EAST play in Queens, New York on Sunday afternoon to face the St. John's Red Storm. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on the BIG EAST Digital Network with Ralph Bednarczyk calling the action. A link to the live broadcast, as well as live stats, will be available at
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The Hoyas went 2-0 last week, defeating No. 25 Princeton and Columbia. Georgetown defeated the Tigers, 2-1, in overtime on a penalty kick taken by graduate student Kyra Carusa (San Diego, Calif. / Del Norte / Stanford). The squad then recorded its fifth shutout of the season on Sunday against Columbia, 4-0. Junior Paula Germino-Watnick (Chevy Chase, Md. / Bethesda-Chevy Chase) recorded five points against the Lions with a goal and two assists.
On Monday, senior Caitlin Farrell was named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week. Farrell tallied five points in last week's pair of wins with two goals and an assist. She scored the first goal of the game in both contests and was fouled in overtime at Princeton, which resulted in a penalty kick. This is Georgetown's fifth-straight week being recognized by the BIG EAST.
Carusa leads the team with 12 points on the season, including five goals and two assists. She has recorded a point in five of Georgetown's last six contests. The forward is followed by Farrell with five goals and an assist. Junior Carson Nizialek (Chantilly, Va. / Freedom) and Germino-Watnick are tied with five points on one goal and three assists each. Senior goalkeeper Arielle Schechtman (Del Mar, Calif. / La Jolla Country Day / UCLA) currently leads the NCAA Division I active career list in shutouts with 37, ranks sixth in the nation in GAA (0.268) and is fifth in save percentage (0.939). The goalkeeper ranks 15th in the country in shutouts with five this season. As a team, the Blue & Gray sits eighth in the NCAA in save percentage (0.905).
The Red Storm is currently 4-5 on the season and is coming off of a 3-2 victory over the University of Delaware. Of the St. John's three goals, Christina Bellero scored two of them and Samie Scaffidi tallied two assists. Zsani Kajan leads the Red Storm with seven goals and two assists for 16 points this year. She has scored a goal in all five of the contests that St. John's has scored in.
This is the 19th meeting between the Hoyas and the Red Storm, with GU leading the all-time series, 9-6-3. The Blue & Gray shut out St. John's during the 2017 campaign, 1-0, with a late goal from Farrell in the 81st minute to win the game.
Following Sunday's match, Georgetown will host DePaul in a BIG EAST matchup on Thursday, Sept. 27 at Shaw Field at 3 p.m. For more information, visit
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