Oct. 23, 2010
FAIRFIELD, Conn. - The Georgetown University football team (3-5, 2-2 Patriot League) scored the game's first 10 points, but Sacred Heart (2-6, 0-5 NEC) would go on a 33-3 run, including a 13-0 third quarter to break the game open in the Pioneers 33-13 victory on Saturday afternoon at Campus Field in Fairfield, Conn.
Junior defensive end Andrew Schaetzke had seven tackles, including four for a loss of 30 yards and 2.5 sacks, as the Hoyas put pressure on Sacred Heart's quarterback all afternoon. Schaetzke also batted down a pass. Danny Thompson, Jr. (Weston, Fla./Cypress Bay) had three tackles, with two for a loss of five and a half a sack, while Jayah Kaisamba (Fort Worth, Texas/LD Bell) had 10 tackles.
The Hoyas opened the game quickly forcing Sacred Heart three and out and getting a Brett Weiss (Phoenix, Md./Boys Latin) 27 yard field goal and a one-yard touchdown run from junior quarterback Scott Darby (Tewksbury, Mass./St. John's Prep) to take a 10-0 lead.
Sacred Heart responded on their next possession, driving 58 yards on 11 plays to allow Jesper Fredriksson to make a 39 yard field goal, bringing the Pioneers within a touchdown at 10-3.
Sacred Heart's Alex Aitkens intercepted a Georgetown pass, further shifting momentum, early in the second quarter. The Pioneers' Dale Fink went to work quickly, finding Garry Coles on a 32 yard touchdown pass to tie the score at 10 after the Fredriksson extra point.
Coles would give Sacred Heart its first lead at the 8:55 mark of the second quarter, scoring on a five yard touchdown pass from Fink to put the Pioneers in front 17-10.
The Hoyas would use nine plays to pick up 32 yards for Brett Weiss to make his second field goal of the game, this time a 32-yarder to close the gap to four points at 17-13 late in the second half.
The third quarter belonged to Sacred Heart, as they held the ball for over 10 minutes in the quarter. Fredriksson would cap a five and a half minute possession with a 35 yard field goal to put the Pioneers up by seven points with 7:24 remaining in the third to take a seven point, 20-13 advantage. He hit another field goal, this one from 23 yards, just over four minutes later to take a 10 point, 23-13 lead.
The Hoyas continued to struggle in the second half as Sacred Heart blocked its second GU punt of the day, with the second recovered by Chris Nahat, and returned three yards into the end zone. Fredriksson made the extra point to put SHU in front 30-13.
Sacred Heart continued to roll, moving the ball down inside the Hoyas 20 yard line, as Fredriksson made a 27 yard field goal, his fourth of the game, to take a 33-13 lead with just over eight minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.
The Blue and Gray would get on the board one more time, as John O'Leary (Stamford, Conn./Trinity Catholic) capped the Hoyas first scoring drive since the first quarter, with a three yard reception from Kempf, his team-leading fourth receivivng touchdown of the season. The score brought the Hoyas within two touchdowns at 33-20, with 6:11 on the clock.
It would be the last time Georgetown would reach the end zone, as they were stopped inches short of a first down on their last drive, before Sacred Heart ran the final three minutes off the clock.
Georgetown will stay on the road as they head to the Bronx, N.Y. to take on Fordham University at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 30. The Hoyas will have a week off before returning home to take on Patriot League rival Lehigh University at 1 p.m. on Multi-Sport Field on Saturday, November 13.