Sept. 13, 2013
WASHINGTON - The No. 17 Georgetown University men's soccer team handed the Duquesne University Dukes (4-1) their first loss of the season on Friday at Shaw Field. The Blue & Gray came away with the 1-0 victory in a contest that was rescheduled for Friday due to inclement weather on Thursday afternoon. Georgetown is now 3-2 on the season.
"I thought we handled all of the odd conditions well, it's hard to play with the game pushed back and a small crowd and I thought we came out well," said Georgetown Head Coach Brian Wiese. "I thought we moved the ball very well in the first and then we sort of trailed off. We stopped doing the easy things that could have put the game out of reach."
The Hoyas came out with a number of good looks, but it took until the 27th minute for Georgetown to get on the board. Junior midfielder Tyler Rudy (Olney, Md./Sherwood) got the ball at the top of the box and led sophomore defender Keegan Rosenberry (Ronks, Pa./Lancaster Mennonite) out on the right side. Rosenberry sent a back in to a charging Brandon Allen (Old Bridge, N.J./St. Joseph's) who finished perfectly into the right corner to take a 1-0 lead.
The Hoya offense kept working through the first half, but couldn't come up with one more as the squads went into the break with Georgetown leading, 1-0.
Fifteen minutes into the second, senior forward Steve Neumann (New Hope, Pa./Council Rock North) and Rudy both had good chances. However, Duke goalkeeper Sam Frymier made the saves to keep Duquesne within striking distance.
In the 71st minute, the Hoyas looked as though they would go up by two, but a header by sophomore defender Josh Turnley (Beaver, Pa./Beaver Area) hit the post and went wide.
On the defensive end of the field, junior goalkeeper Tomas Gomez (Webster Groves, Mo./Webster Groves) came up with some big saves on the day. Additionally, defenders Cole Seiler (Anderson, S.C./Christ Church Episcopal School) and Joshua Yaro (Santa Barbara, Calif./Cate School) both played a significant role in shutting out the Duke offense.
"Tomas was excellent, very calm and handled everything," said Wiese. "Even when things weren't going well, it's good to have him back there. I thought Cole and Joshua where steady, the entire back four handled things well."
Despite some scary moments at the end, the Hoyas managed the 1-0 victory handing Duquesne its first loss of the season as well as the first goal its conceded this year.
The Blue & Gray outshot Duquesne, 12-9, and took six corner kicks while the Dukes were awarded none. Gomez was given the win with six saves to his credit, while Frymier had seven.
The Hoyas' weekend against Dukes will continue on Sunday as Georgetown hosts James Madison University on Sunday at Shaw Field in its final contest in a four-game homestand.
Live stats as well as a live broadcast featuring Dan Helfrich will be available at www.GUHoyas.com. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET.
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