Georgetown And Marquette To Play For The WSoc Tournament Title

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BIG EAST Game Notes in PDF

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. - No. 15 Marquette (15-2-2) and No. 13 Georgetown (15-2-3) square off for the BIG EAST Women's Soccer Championship on Sunday, Nov. 4 at Noon at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn. Both teams are looking to earn their first women's soccer tournament title. Admission is free.

In semifinal action on Friday, Marquette beat Notre Dame 1-0. Georgetown tied USF 1-1, but edged the Bulls 5-4 on penalty kicks to advance.

Sunday's title game can be seen live online for free at www.BIGEAST.tv as well as on numerous regional sports networks, including SNY and MASN. In addition, the game will be broadcast on the CBS Sports Network. You can view the full list of affiliates by clicking here.

A pair of major award winners will be on the field as BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year Daphne Corboz (Georgetown) will face BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year Ally Miller (Marquette). It is just the third meeting between the teams, and their first since Oct. 3, 2010 in Washington, D.C.

 

OFFENSE OR DEFENSE - Marquette has recorded 14 shutouts this season, which leads the league. Georgetown ranks second with 13. Marquette averages 2.7 goals per game, tops in the league, while Georgetown ranks second at 2.3.

 

The BIG EAST also is assisting an effort with the Red Cross at this weekend's Women's Soccer Championship. At halftime of Sunday's match, administrators from the league and UConn will collect donations on behalf of the American Red Cross to help families affected by Hurricane Sandy. 100% of the proceeds will go to the Connecticut Chapter of the Red Cross. 

The at-large selections for the 2012 NCAA Championship will be announced on Monday, Nov. 5 at 4:30 p.m., ET, on www.NCAA.com.

 

2012 BIG EAST Women's Soccer Championship Schedule

Friday, Nov. 2 - Rentschler Field, East Hartford, Connecticut

Semifinal No. 1 - Notre Dame, 0 vs. Marquette, 1

Semifinal No. 2 - USF, 1 vs. Georgetown, 1 (Georgetown advanced on PKs, 5-4)

 

Sunday, Nov. 4 - Rentschler Field, East Hartford, Connecticut

(live video at www.bigeast.tv), CBS SN, SNY and BIG EAST Network affiliates

Championship, Noon - Marquette vs. Georgetown

All times Eastern