October 3, 2012
BIG EAST WOMEN'S NOTEBOOK
Georgetown re-writes the record book
HOLLA AT THE HOYAS – Georgetown had a cornucopia of records in its 8-0 win at Pittsburgh on Sept. 30. With five goals in the game, sophomore midfielder Daphne Corboz has 14 this season to set the Georgetown single season record (previously at 13 set by Camille Trujillo in 2010). Corboz’s 11 points also gave her 33 points this year, breaking the single-season record for points in a season of 30, set by Ingrid Wells in 2011. The sophomore also set a Big East record with 11 points, eclipsing the mark of 10 points in a game, held by three different players in the league history books. Corboz finished the contest with five goals and one assist for 11 points, setting a school record for goals in a Big East game. The five goals also tied the all-time Big East individual record, last set by UConn’s Ginny Woodward, who scored five goals against Providence in 1996. Corboz and junior forward Kaitlin Brenn have accounted for 59.0 percent (23 of 39) of the team’s goals and 52.8 percent (56 of 106) of the team’s scoring this season. The Hoyas recorded their fifth shutout in Big East play, the first time GU has posted at least five shutouts in league play since the 2008 season, when they had six. It is the third time under head coach Dave Nolan GU has had at least five shutouts. Last week Georgetown reached 10 wins in its first 12 games, the quickest in school history. GU also won its first four conference games for the first time.
TV TIME – In a clash of National Division powers, Louisville (7-3-2) hosts No. 14/11 Georgetown (11-1-1) on Sunday. The game will be broadcast on the CBS Sports Network. The Cardinals lead the all-time series 4-3-0 and won last year’s meeting 2-1 in double-overtime in Washington, D.C. Christine Exeter scored both goals for the Cards.
UNDEFEATED IN LEAGUE PLAY – A trio of Big East teams, Georgetown, Marquette and Notre Dame, remain undefeated in Big East action at 5-0-0. Marquette and Notre Dame were both picked to win their respective divisions in the league’s preseason poll. Georgetown was tabbed third.
Over the past three years, each of the squads have totaled 40 or more wins, more than all other Big East teams.
FIRST NCAA RPI RELEASED – Five Big East teams were ranked in the top 50 of the first NCAA RPI rankings released on Sept. 25, including three in the top-30. Notre Dame checks in at No. 21, followed by Georgetown at No. 22 and Rutgers at No. 27. Marquette is No. 40, while Louisville is No. 43.
CARDINALS CHATTER – With three weeks left in the regular season, the Louisville Cardinals are in fifth-place in the National Division of the Big East Conference with a 1.3 points per game average. Louisville has five games remaining, including a televised matchup on the CBS Sports Network against Georgetown on Sunday. Junior midfielder Angelika Uremovich scored her team-leading ninth goal of the season and the 18th of her career on Sept. 30 at USF.
MARQUETTE MAGIC – Marquette has recorded five consecutive shutouts and is tied for the league lead with nine this season. The Golden Eagles rank third in the league allowing 0.83 goals per game. Offensively Marquette ranks second in the Big East scoring 2.67 goals per outing.
FOUR FOR THE IRISH – With a 4-0 win at UConn on Sept. 30, Notre Dame posted its largest margin of victory over the Huskies in Storrs. Notre Dame is 22-5-4 all-time against Connecticut. Prior to this season, sophomore GK Sarah Voigt did not have a solo shutout to her credit, but she has three clean sheets in her three most recent outings this season. Freshman F Cari Roccaro has four goals in six matches this season, after getting a late start to her college career while competing with the victorious United States Under-20 National Team at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Japan during the first month of the season. In the 1-0 win at Providence on Sept. 28, the Friars scored an own-goal. The Providence own-goal was the first by a Notre Dame opponent since Oct. 10, 2010, when Rutgers did so in a 3-2 Fighting Irish victory at Alumni Stadium. It marked the first time an own-goal accounted for the only score in a Notre Dame match since the 2000 Big East Championship title match at old Alumni Field (Nov. 5, 2000). With the win over the Friars, Notre Dame improved to 17-0-0 all-time against PC (8-0-0 at Glay Field).
ORANGE SLICES – Syracuse had a 1-0 win over Rutgers in double-overtime on Sept. 30. Syracuse’s win against Rutgers was its seventh of the season, which matches SU’s win total from a year ago. The last time the Orange won more than seven games in a season was in 2004. Syracuse has 19 goals this season, which ties for the ninth-highest single-season total in school history. The Orange also had 19 goals in 2002, 2007 and 2011. Junior Brittany Anghel posted her third shutout of the season and 16th of her career against Rutgers. She needs four more shutouts to tie Eliza Bennett-Hattan for the top spot on Syracuse’s career shutouts leader list.
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS – Villanova came home with a victory on Sept. 28 at Pitt, posting a 2-1 come from behind win over the Panthers. It was their only game last week. Sophomore Victoria Gersh scored the gametying and game-winning goals of the 2-1 victory in the 36th and 52nd minutes. For the season, Gersh has totaled 10 points via four goals and two assists and is the goal scoring leader on the team. Senior GK Kelsey Quinn posted six saves in the victory, including five in the second half to help solidify the win. On the year, Quinn has played in 11 contests and owns a 4-5-2 record for the season.
Offensive Player of the Week
Daphne Corboz, Georgetown, So., M
Corboz earned Big East Offensive Player of the Week honors after totaling a league-record 11 points in an 8-0 win at Pittsburgh on Sept. 30. She tied a Big East mark with five goals in the game, which also set a Georgetown school record. Both figures also stand as NCAA single-game highs this season. The performance vaulted her atop the league leaders in points (33) and goals (14).
Defensive Player of the Week
Emily Jacobson, Marquette, Jr., D/M
Jacobson was tabbed Big East Defensive Player of the Week after helping the Golden Eagles secure a pair of shutouts against conference opponents in a 2-0-0 week. She played the full 180 minutes last week and led the backline in a 2-0 win over Louisville on Sept. 28 and a 5-0 victory against Cincinnati on Sept. 30. Jacobson also had three points and scored her first goal of the season in the Louisville win.
Goalkeeper of the Week
Sarah Voigt, Notre Dame, So., GK
Voigt earned Big East Goalkeeper of the Week honors after totaling eight saves in two shutout wins over conference opponents. The sophomore had two saves in a 1-0 shutout at Providence on Sept. 28. Voigt made six saves in a 4-0 shutout at Connecticut on Sept. 30. The six stops tied her career high.
Rookie of the Week
Ellen Conway, St. John’s, Fr., GK
Conway was cited as the Big East Rookie of the Week following a 2-0-0 record with two shutouts in 180 minutes in goal. She totaled six saves last week, three stops in a 1-0 win over Rutgers and three stops in a 4-0 victory over Seton Hall.
Victoria Gersh, Villanova, So., M
Scored both goals in a 2-1 win at Pittsburgh on Sept. 28; it was Villanova’s only game last week.
Maegan Kelly, Marquette, Jr., M/F
Recorded a hat trick in a 5-0 win over Cincinnati on Sept. 30.
Mary Kroening, Georgetown, Jr., D
Helped the GU defense in an 8-0 shutout at Pitt on Sept. 30; limited the Panthers to just one shot on goal, while scoring a goal herself.
Alyscha Mottershead, Syracuse, Sr., M
Tallied five points in a 2-0-0 week; accounted for both game-winning goals as Syracuse topped Seton Hall 3-1 on Sept. 28 and edged Rutgers 1-0 in double overtime on Sept. 30.
Taylor Patterson, USF, Sr., M
Anchored a great defensive effort from her midfield position in a 1-0-1 week; had an assist in a 3-1 win over Cincinnati on Sept. 28 and aided USF in a 1-1 draw against Louisville on Sept. 30.