Oct. 1, 2012 Release in PDF
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A league-record 11-point performance led Georgetown women’s soccer sophomore Daphne Corboz to BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week honors. The second-year starter also tied a BIG EAST mark with five goals in an 8-0 win at Pittsburgh on Sept. 30, which set a school record for goals. Corboz had an assist in the contest as well. Both figures stand as NCAA single-game highs this season. The performance vaulted her atop the league leaders in points (33) and goals (14).
Marquette junior Emily Jacobson earned BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week honors, while Notre Dame sophomore Sarah Voigt was tabbed BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week. St. John’s freshman Ellen Conway was cited as the BIG EAST Rookie of the Week.
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.
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.
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.
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.