Despite a slow start, women’s soccer defeats Delaware 3-0
After a rocky first half, the Georgetown Hoyas came away with their sixth win of the season, bringing their overall record to 6-0-0 after beating Delaware last night 3-0. The Hoyas struggled in the first half to effectively move the ball down the field and get shots on goal. “I wanted us to build on that [their last two games] and put in a complete performance but we didn’t, we just put in 45 minutes in the second half and that’s disappointing,” said Head Coach Dave Nolan.
Continuous pressure from Delaware and the team’s unfamiliar formation were a challenge for the Hoyas. “If you’re not at the top of your game, they [Delaware] will punish you. I thought in the first half, in particular, we were quite sloppy and the game was closer than it needed to be,” said Nolan. Nonetheless, senior forward Kaitlin Brenn, assisted by senior forward Colleen Dinn, scored in the nineteenth minute to put the Hoyas ahead.
With the second half came increased energy and effectiveness. Senior defender Mary Kroening scored within the first three minutes of play, giving the Hoyas a needed boost of confidence. “I’m just looking forward to bringing more energy and trying to get another shut out,” said Kroening after the game. With a strong second half performance from of Georgetown’s back-line—seniors Emily Menges and Alexa St. Martin and redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Emma Newins—Delaware’s chances for a comeback were slim. Newins made three saves to make this game the Hoyas’ third-straight shutout.
Junior midfielder Daphne Corboz entered the game for the first time this season during the second half after recuperating from a leg injury, which didn’t appear to keep her from dominating the field. “It was good to get Daphne back on the field,” stated Nolan. “She’s getting better each day, a little stronger each day.”
In a runaway in the eighty-seventh minute, junior forward Jessie Clinton, assisted by junior forward Vanessa Scrumbis, scored Georgetown’s third goal to close the game. Looking forward Nolan said, “I want us to get better. I’m always at these guys and it’s not just about the result, it’s about how we play.”
Georgetown women’s soccer will be back to face Yale Friday September 13th at 3 pm at Shaw field.
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