soccer-women-d1 flag

DePaul Athletics | October 23, 2016

DePaul knocks off No. 7 Georgetown 4-1

  DePaul scored four first half goals on four shots to complete the upset over Big East rival Georgetown.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – It was a fantastic opening 45 minutes that launched DePaul onto the biggest victory of the season.

It doesn’t get any better than four shots and four goals.

Behind a pair of scores by Alexa Ben and one each from Franny Cerny and Abby Reed, the Blue Demons converted that explosive start into a 4-1 triumph over No. 7/2 Georgetown on Sunday.

With the win, DePaul (10-5-2, 7-1-0) is guaranteed a top-two conference finish and clinched a first-round bye in the BIG EAST Championship.

The partisan crowd at Shaw Field was just settling into their seats when Ben struck 38 seconds after the opening whistle on a one-timer inside the box off a cross from the far end line from Jessie Schmidt.

In the 12th minute, Cerny connected on a blast from the center of the box after Ana Greik’s pass from the far side.

Georgetown (13-2-2, 5-1-2 in BIG EAST) cut into the DePaul lead in the 31st minute on a goal by Meghan Nally inside the box.

But the irrepressible Ben put momentum back in blue after scoring her second goal in the 38thminute on a rebound of a Cerny shot.

For a fitting end to the first half, Reed scored in the 45th minute on a beautiful, long shot from the far right side into the upper far post.

All of this against a Georgetown defense that had allowed just one goal in its previous nine games.

The Blue Demon defense stood tall against a Hoyas’ attack that has scored 44 goals this season. Kelli Hubly locked in on Georgetown’s leading scorer Grace Damaska ((11 goals) while Taylor Schissler, Avery Hay, Lucy Edwards and Elizabeth Endy disrupted the rest of this high-powered offense.

These are the 5 best passers in women’s college basketball this season

With more than three months of the 2019-20 women's college basketball season in the books, we've seen which players are capable of dropping dimes and which players are best at setting up their teammates.

13 college basketball predictions that absolutely, positively can happen in 2020

With the new year upon us, there is a new year of opportunity in college basketball. Here is a look at 13 'why not' scenarios that we just might see happen in 2020.

Women's basketball: Indiana's Grace Berger leads this week's Starting Five

Indiana Hoosiers guard Grace Berger leads this week's college basketball Starting Five.

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from and our partners