Hoyas Return with Win Against GWU
Emily Dalton | Hoya Staff Writer
After falling 1-0 to No. 1 West Virginia (1-0-0) in its season opener on Friday, the No. 5 Georgetown women’s soccer team (1-1-0) came back firing with a 4-0 shutout of rival George Washington (0-1-0) on Sunday at Shaw Field.
The Hoyas, battling fatigue from their contest against the West Virginia Mountaineers just two days prior, relied on junior goalkeeper Arielle Schechtman early in the match to make two critical saves.
Georgetown was first tested in the ninth minute, when Schechtman denied George Washington’s junior forward Brittany Cooper on a one-on-one breakaway near the edge of the box. Then, in the 31st minute, Schechtman stopped another one-on-one effort from the Colonials’ freshman forward Sheila Albertson, this time, diving to deflect both the initial shot and the rebound attempt.
Following a scoreless 45 minutes, Georgetown utilized halftime to reset its game. From there, the Blue and Gray dominated the second half offensively, outshooting the Colonials 11-0 (20-5 overall).
Just 3:42 into the second half, redshirt sophomore forward Amanda Carolan found a streaking freshman forward Jenna Menta, who beat the goalkeeper at the far post giving the Hoyas a 1-0 lead.
Then, in the 65th minute, senior midfielder Rachel Corboz followed suit, receiving a feed from sophomore forward Casey Richards near the top of the box and finishing to put Georgetown up 2-0.
Following her assist, Richards also joined in the scoring, tallying her first goal of the season off an assist from sophomore midfielder Carson Nizialek. Together with Corboz, Nizialek recorded her second assist of the day on Georgetown’s second goal in just 95 seconds, as Carolan found the back of the net at 88:38.
Georgetown returns to the pitch today, when the team travels to face Delaware (0-1-0) for its first road game of the season. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. in Newark, Del.