Offensive Surge Leads Wildcats Past Georgetown
Oct. 17, 2008
Villanova, Pa. - Villanova (11-4, 2-2 Big East) defeated BIG EAST rival Georgetown (0-13, 0-3) 5-0 Friday night to record their sixth shutout of the season. The Wildcats tied a season high five goals, two by freshman Abby Sordoni (Shavertown, Pa.) and they received three assists from Junior Emily Donaldson (Glassboro, N.J.).
Sophomore Goalkeeper Maura McCormick (Forty Fort, Pa.) recorded her sixth shutout of the season notching four saves in the win. McCormick entered the game ranked fourth in the country in goals against average which is 1.03 after Friday's win.
Sophomore Meg Ryan (Wayne, Pa.) put the Wildcats on the board 2:49 into the game with her third goal of the season. She connected with an assist from Sophomore Meredith Sabatini (Haddonfield, N.J.) on a pass across the middle.
The Wildcats struck again on Senior Sam Coveleski's (Lewes, Del.) first goal of the season. Coveleski was able to get the ball past Georgetown goalie Deirdre Crovo on a rebounded penalty corner shot.
To go up 3-0 at the half, Sordoni scored her first goal of the evening on a penalty corner inserted by Donaldson and stopped by Coveleski. The goal, recorded in the 19th minute, was Sordoni's seventh of the season.
Less than three minutes into the second half, Sordoni recorded her second goal of the game. Donaldson again assisted on the play as she set up Sordoni for a tip in. Sordoni now has 21 points on the season and leads Villanova with five assists.
For Villanova's final goal of the game, Sabatini scored in the 58th minute on pass across the middle from Donaldson. The goal was Sabatini's third of the season and the assist, Donaldson's fifth this year.
Villanova allowed the Hoyas only eight shots in the game and took 22 on offense. Villanova's defense has only allowed 15 goals in the same amount of games this season and they have held opponents to 135 shots.
The game marked the 19th time the two teams have met. Villanova leads the series 16-3-0.
The Wildcats next matchup is Sunday against Princeton. The start is set for 2 p.m. in Princeton, N.J.