Oct. 21, 2013
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Sophomore Emily Damstrom (Short Hills, N.J.) has been named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll for the week of Oct. 21st, as announced by the conference office on Monday afternoon. Damstrom scored two goals in a 2-0 shutout victory over Creighton in the first-ever meeting between the two schools last Thursday. The win broke a two-way tie for fourth place in the BIG EAST standings.
The Wildcats went 1-1 last week with a victory over Creighton at West Campus Soccer Complex and a loss on the road to Seton Hall on Sunday. With just two regular season conference games left the Wildcats are looking to secure a spot in the BIG EAST Championship where the top six teams advance to postseason play.
Villanova will be back in action on Sunday when they host No. 15 Georgetown at West Campus Soccer Complex. Game time is slated for 1 p.m.
BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week
Daphne Corboz, Georgetown, M, Jr. - Corboz registered six points in 4-0 victories over Creighton and St. John's. In the win over the Bluejays, she played a part in three goals, with a goal and two assists. The BIG EAST Preseason Offensive Player of the Year, Corboz scored one goal against the Red Storm.
BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week
Emily Jacobson, Marquette, D Sr. - Jacobson was a key factor in a pair of 1-0 shutouts on the road for the Golden Eagles. Marquette defeated Seton Hall and DePaul. She was particularly effective against the Pirates, making several stops. The Golden Eagles are in first place in the BIG EAST with a 7-0-0 mark.
BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week
Emma Newins, Georgetown, GK, Jr. - Newins helped the Hoyas to 4-0 shutouts over St. John's and Creighton. She made a season-high seven saves in the win against the Red Storm and had one save against the Bluejays. Newins has posted eight shutouts this season.
BIG EAST Rookie of the Week
Sarah Cortes, Seton Hall, F, Fr. - Cortez helped the Pirates defeat Villanova 5-0 by assisting on three of the five goals, though she did not start the game. Seton Hall was 1-1 for the week.
BIG EAST Honor Roll
Sophia Maccagnone, Butler, MF, Jr.
Scored her third game-winning goal of the season in a 1-0 victory against Xavier. It was her ninth goal of the year.
Mary Luba, Marquette, M, Jr.
In a pair of 1-0 road victories, scored the goal at DePaul and assisted on the goal at Seton Hall.
Amanda Engel, Marquette, GK, So.
Made a total of seven saves in 1-0 wins at Seton Hall and DePaul. Had five saves in the DePaul victory.
Rachel Daly, St. John's, F, So.
Scored her league-leading 16th and 17th goals of the season in a 3-2 overtime win at Providence. The Red Storm were 1-1 for the week.
Emily Damstrom, Villanova, M, So.
Scored both goals in a 2-0 win against Creighton. The Wildcats had a 1-1 week.