Sporting a pair of bright green Diadora spikes, freshman forward, Barbara Torres ran a clinic against Mount Saint Mary’s on Tuesday afternoon. Her goal and assist were only supplementary to her dominance over the Mountaineers in the Georgetown women’s soccer team’s 4-0 victory on Harbin Field. In an entirely one-sided match, the Hoyas were able to play a full 90 minutes of quality soccer, a skill with which they were unfamiliar early in the season. “The energy level was very high . . . and they were able to sustain it for the entire game,” said Head Coach Leonel Popol on the Hoyas’ win, [which brought their record to 3-5]( “I thought the second period was excellent.” The game-winning goal was set up by Torres in the 41st minute, after she controlled a loose ball just outside of the penalty area. She then ripped a quick shot towards the far post, but it was not out of the reach of Mount goaltender Nicki Trumpler. The ball deflected off of Trumpler’s gloves and into the area of an awaiting Natalie Giungno, who calmly shot it in. “I remembered my coach telling me to follow shots. and when I saw [Torres] go in, I just waited for the rebound,” said the sophomore midfielder of her first career goal for the Hoyas. Georgetown took its one-goal lead into halftime, as Torres received a well-earned 15-minute rest. Three minutes into the second half, Coach Popol was forced to make a critical adjustment when junior sweeper Jen Neibor was unable to play because of a recurring ankle injury. He decided to replace Neibor with an offensive threat, sophomore Liz Delgado. This move opened up the field for Torres, and enabled her to control the Hoya attack for the remainder of the match. The Hoyas’ first insurance goal came 17 minutes into the second half, courtesy of senior midfielder Alex Desbrow. Sophomore attacker Melissa Coleman sent a pass to a wide-open Desbrow, who turned and chipped the ball over the head of Trumpler, recording her second goal of the season. Less than nine minutes later, Torres provided a goal for the highlight reel with a chip from 35 yards out. After receiving a pass from Desbrow, she lofted a shot from the near side of the field and watched it sail comfortably over an out-of-position Trumpler. In the 74th minute, Coleman put the nail in the coffin with her first goal of the season off of a cross from Analucia Gutierrez. The Hoyas’ second straight non-league victory, however, was marred by a brief scuffle with 18 seconds remaining in the contest. The referee was unable to witness the cause of the distraction, but he did observe Gutierrez kick a Mountaineer while she was on the ground. He sent off the junior with an immediate red card, which will make her ineligible for at least one game. Torres, though, showcased the future of Georgetown soccer against Mt. St. Mary’s. When asked about the difficulty of the adjustment to college soccer, she said, “[It is] not too bad. We played a lot before we started the season, so I’m pretty comfortable now.” The shoes? “I used to wear them all the time. They’re just lucky, I guess.” “Hopefully they’ll work against Notre Dame,” said Giugno, a light-hearted bystander.

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