Oct. 6, 2012
WASHINGTON - The No. 3/9 Georgetown University men's soccer team dropped a 3-0 decision to its second-consecutive top ten opponent falling to the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish (10-2-0, 2-2 BIG EAST) Saturday in South Bend, Ind. With the loss, the Hoyas stand at 10-2-1 overall and 2-2 in BIG EAST Conference play.
"I think today is the first time in 13 games this season that we stepped off the field and didn't feel like we had been the better team," said Georgetown Head Coach Brian Wiese. "Credit to Notre Dame because they outplayed us and I know our guys want this game back. This is the point in the season where we need to refocus on our goals and really look at ourselves for the remaining five games in the regular season."
Notre Dame took advantage of the first corner of the game and after just one UND shot. Dillon Powers sent the ball into the box in the seventh minute and found Alex Priede to make it 1-0 and put the Blue & Gray in a hole.
The play once again leveled out until midway through the half when Georgetown had four consecutive shots resulting in two saves and senior forward Andy Riemer (McLean, Va./Georgetown Prep) hitting the crossbar.
Notre Dame answered back late in the first as the Irish offense began to fire, but the Hoya defense stayed strong and thwarted every attack to go into the break with the score at 1-0.
Georgetown held its own to open the second as UND looked for a second and the Hoya offense searched for the equalizer.
The momentum changed, however, in the 66th minute as the Irish scored back to back goals just 23 seconds apart. The first came on a turnover at midfield which resulted in a shot by Ryan Finley that got by Parsa to make it 2-0. Off of the ensuing kickoff, the Irish possessed the ball and Finley shot again, this time from 20-yards out. The ball sailed just under the crossbar to make it a 3-0 game in a matter of seconds.
The Hoyas sent the ball forward trying to get back in the contest, but it was to no avail as every shot was saved or went wide. The score stood at the final horn, 3-0.
The Blue & Gray was outshot, 24-16, with four shots on goal to UND's nine. Notre Dame took eight corner kicks to Georgetown's four. GU goalkeeper junior Keon Parsa (West Hills, Calif./El Camino Real) took the loss in the net with six saves on the afternoon, while Patrick Wall notched four stops and the win.
Georgetown will complete nonconference play on Tuesday as the squad hosts Lehigh University at 3 p.m., at North Kehoe Field. Live stats and a video-only webcast will be available at www.GUHoyas.com.