Oct. 21, 2010
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University men's soccer team made it seven wins in a row Wednesday evening defeating the University of Pittsburgh Panthers (6-6-2, 1-3-2 BIG EAST), 1-0, at Founders Field. The Hoyas managed to get the victory to improve to 9-4-1 on the season and 5-1 in BIG EAST play to stay in first place in the conference's Blue Division standings.
The Hoyas looked sharp in the first half with sophomore Tommy Muller (Altamonte Springs, Fla./Altamonte Springs) having the best look at the goal off of a set piece. His header hit the post. Senior goalkeeper Matthew Brutto (Warrington, Pa./Central Bucks South) made a big save to keep the game scoreless going into the break.
The Panthers looked dangerous to open the second half, but the Hoyas managed to regroup and gain control of the game's pace for the final 20 minutes.
In the 78th minute, senior Seth C'deBaca (Albuquerque, N.M./Sandia Prep) served it into the box forcing the Panther keeper to come out. Senior forward Jose Colchao (Fairfax, Va./Lake Braddock Secondary School) managed to seize the opportunity and knock it in to make it 1-0 and to nab the game-winning goal for the Hoyas.
"I thought we played a good first half, but it took us time to get settled in during the second," said Head Coach Brian Wiese. "Once we settled, we were fine and Jose was able to find the goal. On that type of field, it is anyone's game so in a BIG EAST contest against one of the best Pitt teams we've seen, we're happy to escape with three points."
The Blue & Gray was outshot, 9-6, and both teams managed three corner kicks.
Georgetown will play Marquette on Saturday at North Kehoe Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. Live stats and a webcast will be available at www.GUHoyas.com.