Thus far, the Hoyas have been navigating their way through a challenging and purposeful non-conference schedule and sport a 4-2-2 record.
As coach Nolan said after the schedule was released: “The schedule for this fall is particularly competitive and designed to challenge us early in the year. The non-conference segment is perhaps the toughest we will have ever faced and we get to measure ourselves against some strong competition from the ACC, Big 12, West Coast and Big West Conference. With a new look team, it will give us all the answers we need before we start Big East play later on. Everybody here is excited by the opportunity.”
Both of Georgetown setbacks came at the Hokie Invitational on the Virginia Tech campus. The tournament opener was a bit of a shock, at least the margin was; a 6-1 drubbing at the feet and heads of BR-6 Virginia Tech. After sophomore forward Grace Damaska cut the Hokie lead in half early in the second stanza, the Hokies responded with four goals. That was followed by a 2-0 loss to Wake Forest.
Leading the way for the Hoyas so far are seniors Vanessa Skrumbis and Daphne Corboz.
Skrumbis a forward from Encino, Calif., is leading the team with seven goals, while Corboz has found the back of the net four times and added five assists.
Corboz, a native of Greenbrook, New Jersey is a two-time All-American midfielder, with honors too long to print. In her Hoya career she has become the program’s all-time leading goal scorer. Last year, she was the Big East Midfielder of the Year, after garnering Big East Offensive Player of the Year during her sophomore campaign.
To top things off she is on the Hermann Award watch list, and has received invitations from U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team head coach Steve Swanson to the team’s spring and summer training camps.
The Hoyas close out the non-conference schedule against Duquesne and will open Big East play with back-to-back road games at DePaul and Xavier September 25 and 28.