Georgetown freshman Chandler Diggs gets tangled with a Rutgers player Friday afternoon.
Sept. 28, 2007
Washington, DC - Rutgers freshman Dilly Duka netted his second goal of the season in the 27th minute as the visiting Scarlet Knights topped Georgetown University in a physical men's soccer match on Friday afternoon on North Kehoe Field. The Hoyas fall to 2-6 on the year and 1-3 in league play.
Rutgers (3-4-1, 2-1 BE) moved the ball forward and senior midfielder Chris Moore crossed a ball from the right wing. Duka was just a step ahead of a Hoya defender and he was able to slip the ball past Georgetown freshman keeper Matthew Brutto (Warrington, Pa./Central Bucks South).
RU's Adam Sternberger had a golden opportunity in the 21st minute. From midfield, RU played the ball into the GU box. Sternberger found the ball on his right foot from inside the right corner of the six-yard box and rifled a low shot that went just wide, narrowly missing the left post.
Georgetown junior midfielder Corey Zeller (Toms River, N.J./Toms River) had a penalty kick opportunity at the 4:05 mark of the first half after GU freshman Jose Colchao (Fairfax, Va./Lake Braddock Secondary School) drew a foul inside the box. Rutgers goalie Matt VanOekel made a terrific save diving to his left, stopping Zeller's PK. The carom came right back to Zeller who hit a one-time shot that was high, hitting the underside of the crossbar before the ball was cleared.
The Hoyas had another good chance for the equalizer with just 2:30 to go in regulation. Zeller had a free kick from 23 yards out and neatly hit a bending ball over the four-man Rutgers wall. VanOekel made anther diving save and again the ball caromed away. Hoya freshman Seth C'deBaca (Albuquerque, N.M./Sandia Prep) hit a shot off the rebound but missed.
VanOekel finished with seven saves while Brutto made four saves in his second career start.
Georgetown held a 9-2 advantage in corner kicks.
"I felt like we created more chances today," said Georgetown head coach Brian Wiese. I'm optimistic because we have an exciting bunch. We're young, we just need to get a bit more polished and put all the pieces together.
"Brutto played well again in net," said Wiese. "He couldn't do anything about the goal. He has a calming presence back there."
The Blue & Gray hosts Villanova in league play on Sunday, September 30 at 1 p.m. on North Kehoe Field.
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