Georgetown Falls to USF in BIG EAST Men's Soccer Action
Sept. 18, 2005
TAMPA, FL - Georgetown men's soccer (4-2-0, 1-1-0) lost to BIG EAST foe University of South Florida (3-3-0, 2-0-0) 3-1 today in Tampa. This was the first BIG EAST loss for the Hoyas in 2005. Despite nine saves made by goalkeeper Andrew Keszler (Bethesda, MD) the Hoyas could not hold off the Bulls.
The USF offense was dominating in the first half. The Bulls took 11 shots in the compared to the one taken by the Hoyas. USF's Jordan Seabrook was the first to get on the scoreboard off a double assist from Kevon Neaves and Jason Devenish at the 16:19 mark. Later in the 38th minute of play, Brian Gil found Joris Claessens who took a 35-yard shot to put the Bulls up 2-0. USF would take this lead into halftime.
Georgetown came out of halftime ready to play. The second half saw heightened aggression from the Georgetown offense taking four shots in the second half; however the Bulls took 12 and were able to continue dominating ball control and possession. Not even two minutes into the half junior forward Ricky Schramm (Eastchester, NY) found net off an assist from fellow junior Daniel Grasso (Burr Ridge, IL). This cut the Hoya deficit to one with over 43 minutes left in regulation time. With less than fifteen minutes of regulation play left Joris Claessens scored his second goal for the Bulls on the day with the assist going to Kris Raad putting the Hoyas down 3-1. In the final play of the game Daniel Grasso took one last shot for the Hoyas. USF goalkeeper Dane Brenner saved Grasso's attempt and the Hoyas lost the game 3-1.
Georgetown returns to BIG EAST play this Friday, September 23 at 3 p.m. against the Wildcats of Villanova on North Kehoe Field. The Wildcats are 3-3-0 on the year and 2-0 in BIG EAST action. Villanova has yet to win on the road and the Hoyas are undefeated at home in 2005.