Sept. 7, 2008
Washington, D.C. - The Georgetown University men's soccer team (4-0) defeated the University of Hartford Hawks, 6-0, Sunday afternoon at North Kehoe Field. After a quiet first half, the Hoyas sprung to life in the second scoring four of their six goals on the day. Georgetown is now 4-0 on the season marking the squad's best start since 2000.
Hartford controlled the pace in the first half outshooting GU 12-4. However, Georgetown's few shots were all quality attempts as the team scored on two of them. Junior Scott Larrabee (Palos Verdes Estates, Calif./Loyola HS of LA) started it for the Hoyas in the 28th minute connecting on a quick cross from Uche Onyeador (Sterling, Va/Potomac Falls) on the right. Just two minutes later, Georgetown added another as two quick touches delivered the ball to Seth C'deBaca (Albuquerque, N.M./Sandia Prep) near the right side of the goal making the score 2-0 at the break.
"The score is a little decieving," said Head Coach Brian Wiese. "Hartford is a good team that played us tough. In the first half, they outshot us 12-4. They had one shot from 20-yards out that hit the crossbar that may have changed the game."
The Hoyas' offensive burst came late in the second as they rattled off four goals in 15 minutes. Senior captain Sean Bellomy (Dallas, Texas/Jesuit College Prep) started it off hitting a cross from the deep right corner that just made it into the net. Onyeador then scored on his second shot after the frst was saved by the keeper but returned directly to his feet for the put-back.
In the 81st minute, David Madison (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect) found the back of the net on a diving header off of a cross by Justin Kondos (Odenton, Md./Arundel). Kondos then scored a goal of his own after two quick taps forward from Tom St. Goerge (Ashburn, Va./Bishop O'Connell) and Mostafa Ebrahimnejad (Columbia, Md./Hammond) making the final 6-0.
Georgetown had 15 shots to Hartford's 14, GU's Mark Wilbur (Tijeras, N.M./Albuquerque Acad.) got the win in the net with five saves to his credit.
The Hoyas' fourth shutout in a row is a new program record to add to their solid start. GU has opened the year 4-0 just four times in program history.
GU will host Stony Brook on Wednesday in another America East showdown. The game is slated to begin at 3 p.m., at North Kehoe Field. Gametracker will be available to watch live at www.guhoyas.com.
"Wednesday will be a tough game for us," said Wiese. "We have pinpointed these weekday games as challenges for our players but if we come out and do what we have been doing we should be successful."