Friday, August 29, 2014

Women's Soccer: Georgetown 6 NC State 0

Vanessa Skrumbis is all smiles after scoring another goal

The Atlantic Coast Conference boasts three of the top four ranked women's soccer teams in the country (Florida State, Virginia & Virginia Tech) but the Georgetown Hoyas showed no signs of envy or intimidation this afternoon at Shaw Field. For one thing, the Hoyas are ranked too (#20) and they looked downright unbeatable as they shutout NC State 6-0 before a sun-drenched crowd of 437. The win improved Georgetown's record to 2-0-1, with a huge matchup at #4 Virginia Tech (3-0) less than two weeks away.

The visiting Wolfpack (1-2) appeared overmatched for most of the contest, falling behind on an own goal less than 12 minutes into the game. Junior midfielder Marina Paul made it 2-0 with just over five minutes left in the first half, converting a gorgeous corner kick by senior Daphne Corboz (one goal, three assists.)

Marina Paul (#5) scores to give Georgetown a 2-0 lead

After halftime, the Hoyas exploded for three goals in a span of 15 minutes & 24 seconds to build an insurmountable 5-0 lead. Senior forward Vanessa Skrumbis scored two of those goals, her third and fourth tallies of the young season. Fellow senior Kaitlin Bast scored in the final minutes to push the final margin to six. Overall, Georgetown dominated in shots (14-10) corner kicks (8-1) and time of possession.

Daphne Corboz (goal, 3 assists) plays great defense too

Georgetown travels up the road to face Towson (1-1) on Sunday afternoon; while NC State heads over to College Park to battle former ACC rival Maryland (1-2) at 6:00 PM. The Hoyas' next home game takes place on Sunday, September 14th versus nearby rival George Washington (4-0-1.) The Colonials won their fourth consecutive contest (all by shutout) earlier tonight at Loyola (MD) 3-0.

Emma Newins (#1) was sensational in goal

Click here for today's box scores.

Soph F Grace Damaska (#21)

Midfielder Emily Morgan (#10)

Senior F Audra Ayotte (#8)

Jessica Clinton (#11) on the attack