Oct. 24, 2013
VILLANOVA, Pa. - The Villanova women's soccer team (6-7-3, 3-3-1) hosts No. 15 Georgetown (13-1-2; 5-1-1) this Sunday for the continuation of BIG EAST Conference action. Game time versus the Hoyas is slated for 1 p.m. and the match will mark the penultimate regular season game of the year as the Wildcats look to secure a spot in the BIG EAST Championship set to begin on Nov. 5th on campus sites. The top six teams will advance to the conference postseason with the top two seeds earning a bye into the semifinals.
Villanova This Season: The Wildcats enter the weekend with a 3-3-1 BIG EAST record after falling 5-0 at Seton Hall last weekend. The game took a turn in the 17th minute when Villanova was given a red card off a free kick and was forced to play down for over 70 minutes of play. Prior to the loss, Villanova posted a solid 2-0 win over Creighton at West Campus Soccer Complex on Thursday afternoon.
Freshman Katie Martin (Dallas, Texas) leads the team with 20 points via five goals and 10 assists off of 30 shots. Sophomore Reanna Marino (Massapequa, N.Y.) follows closely behind with 10 points off of four goals and two assists while freshman Caroline Brown (Raleigh, N.C.) and junior Caitlin Forte (Selbyville, Del.) have posted eight and seven points each, respectively.11 Wildcats have record points this season through 16 games.
Senior goalkeeper Jami Kranich (Hamden, Conn.)has been the mainstay in net for Villanova this season playing al 1,500 minutes between the posts and boasts a 1.38 goals against average and a .744 save percentage.
`Nova vs. Georgetown: Sunday marks the 20th meeting between the Hoyas and Wildcats with Villanova holding the advantage in the all-time series at 12-5-2. The Wildcats last me Georgetown on October 19th, 2012 and were on the winning end of a 1-0 battle at West Campus Soccer Complex.
A Look at Georgetown: The Hoyas bring a 13-1-2 overall record into Sunday's matchup and a 5-1-1 mark in BIG EAST play and are currently ranked 15th in the NSCAA poll and 11th in the latest Soccer America rankings.
Georgetown began the season with a seven-game win streak and a 13 game unbeaten streak. Their lone loss on the year comes in a 4-0 defeat to Marquette on Oct. 13th while they've drawn against UCF and DePaul, both 1-1 in double overtime.
Daphne Corboz leads the team with 25 points via six goals and 13 assists while Kaitlin Brenn has tallied seven goals and six assists for 20 points. Emma Newins has been the mainstay in goal for the Hoyas this season and totals 41 saves for a .788 save percentage.