27-Sep-1991 - Georgetown Hosts George Washington on Thursday Afternoon at Shaw Field
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's soccer team is back in action this weekend with a pair of games at home, starting on Thursday, Sept. 10 when the Hoyas host local rival George Washington.
The game will be shown live on the Georgetown Athletics website, www.GUHoyas.com, with Tom Kolker, the radio voice for Major League Soccer's NYCFC, calling the play-by-play, and Jack Feeley serving as the color analyst. Live statistics will be available as well.
The Hoyas improved to 3-2-0 last Thursday with a 2-0 win at Delaware, the team's second-straight win.
Senior women's soccer player Emma Newins (Glen Allen, Va./Deep Run) was named the BIG EAST Conference Goalkeeper of the Week on Monday. She was one of two Hoyas honored by the league. Newins, an All-BIG EAST Preseason selection this year and a 2014 All-BIG EAST Second Team selection, made three saves in the win over the Blue Hens, including a key stop in the 90th minute.
Along with Newins, graduate student Audra Ayotte (Marlborough, Conn./RHAM) was named to the Weekly Honor Roll after scoring the team's second goal in the win over Delaware. It was Ayotte's third goal of the season.
Ayotte and junior forward Grace Damaska (Milton, Ga./Blessed Trinity) lead the team in scoring with three goals apiece, while sophomore midfielder Rachel Corboz (Green Brook, N.J./Pingry) has one goal and one assist this season.
This will be the 13th meeting all-time between the Hoyas and the Colonials, with GU leading the head-to-head series, 10-1-. Georgetown has won the last eight meetings.
The Colonials enter Thursday's game with a 2-2-0 overall record following a 1-0 loss to Drexel. GW has wins over UC Riverside (1-0) and East Carolina (3-0). Junior forward Mackenzie Cowley, a Second Team All-Atlantic 10 selection last year, was named the conference's player of the week on Monday.
The game with George Washington is one of two home games this weekend for the Hoyas, as the team plays Virginia Teach on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 1 p.m. The Hokies, who have won three-straight games, entered the weekend with a 6-0-1 mark and played Davidson on Thursday. The Hokies are ranked No. 12 in the country by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Junior forward Murielle Tiernan leads the team with six goals, while senior midfielder Ashley Meier has three goals and three assists for nine points. This will be the sixth meeting between the teams, with the Hoyas leading the series, 3-2-0. Virginia Tech won a pair of games last year, including a 4-3 decision in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.