Georgetown Gets Late Goal by Freshman Chandler Diggs to Lift Hoyas to 1-0 Win over Marshall

GUHOYAS.COM Robert Burnett and the Hoyas rebounded from a tough season-opener with a 1-0 win over Marshall on Sunday afternoon. (Courtesy: Jessica Light)
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Robert Burnett and the Hoyas rebounded from a tough season-opener with a 1-0 win over Marshall on Sunday afternoon. (Courtesy: Jessica Light)
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Harrisonburg, Va. - Georgetown University freshman Chandler Diggs (Coppell, Texas/Coppell) scored in the 77th minute to give the Hoyas' men's soccer team a 1-0 victory over Marshall on Sunday afternoon in the third game of the JMU/Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club Tournament hosted by James Madison University. Junior Sean Bellomy (Dallas, Texas/Jesuit College Prep) and freshman Seth C'deBaca (Albuquerque, N.M./Sandia Prep) each picked up an assist on the game winner as GU improved to 1-1 on the 2007 season.

"It was a hard fought game on both sides," said GU second-year head coach Brian Wiese. "Marshall is athletic and they really competed. They didn't make it easy. I think we had a bit more depth and it really paid off considering we had a quick turnaround from Friday night's game."

Neither team was able to create a real good scoring chance in the first half.

In the second half, with about 14 minutes to go in regulation, Georgetown senior goalie Joe Devine (Exton, Pa./The Haverford School) had to make a full length dive to make a fingertip save off a Marshall shot.

Less than two minutes later, the Hoyas struck.

Bellomy switched fields with a ball to the wing and C'deBaca, who came off the bench, placed a cross to the far post that Diggs headed past Marshall goaltender Brad Kennedy.

Georgetown held an 8-7 edge in shots and 6-5 advantage in corner kicks.

"I think we had a better overall performance today, we were much sharper and alert," said Wiese. I think Joe (Devine) looked much more comfortable and settled. He did a great job handling crosses and organizing the guys.

"Lenny (Coleman) and Alex (Pangraze) played great on the back line and Seth really gave us a spark," added Wiese.

Georgetown will hit the pitch again on Friday, September 7 when the Hoyas travel to Dallas, Texas and take on Tulsa at 6 p.m. eastern time in a tournament hosted by SMU.

 

 

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