Oct. 22, 2011
WASHINGTON - In front of a sellout crowd, the No. 24 Georgetown University men's soccer team tied the No. 1 University of Connecticut Huskies (13-1-2, 4-1-2 BIG EAST), 0-0, in double overtime on Saturday evening in Storrs, Conn. The raucous crowd wasn't an issue for the Blue & Gray who snapped UConn's home win streak. Georgetown is now 9-3-4 on the season and 4-2-1 in BIG EAST play with just two home conference matches remaining in the regular season.
"We came in looking for three points today. To UConn's credit they made us defend a lot more than we wanted to through the game, but I was happy with the effort from the boys. I felt we never let them get behind us, and most of their shots were from a good way out, but we needed to find ways to be more threatening on our end."
The first half was the evenly matched as Georgetown took three shots and Connecticut managed five. From that point on, it was a defensive battle for the Hoyas who were on their heels much of the game, but managed to keep the clean sheet.
The Huskies had two shots on goal in the first half as Georgetown freshman goalkeeper Tomas Gomez(Webster Groves, Mo./Webster Groves) managed two huge stops.
In the second half, the Huskies looked to be in control outshooting the Hoyas, 10-2. However, the defense stood strong forcing the two extra periods which were evenly matched.
The Hoyas were outshot, 18-8, and took no corners to Connecticut's five. Gomez posted two saves in the net for his and the team's seventh shutout of the season, while UConn's Andre Blake managed one stop.
It marked the Hoyas' seventh overtime contest of the season with GU going 2-1-4 in extra periods and 2-0-4 in double overtime.
Prior to Saturday's game, the Huskies had won all eight contests played at home so far this season. The tie snapped that win streak which included one overtime victory.
The Hoyas completed a tough stretch of two nationally-ranked opponents and two BIG EAST road contests with a record of 1-1-1 to look strong in the BIG EAST Blue Division.
Georgetown will close out the regular season with a two-game home stand beginning on Wednesday at 2 p.m., against the Pittsburgh University Panthers. Live stats and a video-only webcast will be available at www.GUHoyas.com.
No. 8 Georgetown Falls, 1-0, in BIG EAST Semifinal
The No. 8 Georgetown University men's soccer team suffered a tough loss to the No. 11 Xavier...
No. 8 Hoyas Face No. 11 Xavier in BIG EAST...
The No. 8 Georgetown University men's soccer squad will take on the No. 11 Xavier University...
Wiese Tallies 100th Victory as Hoyas Down...
Head Coach Brian Wiese garnered his 100th-career victory as the No. 8 Georgetown University men's...
Yaro and Basuljevic Earn BIG EAST Player of the...
Two members of the Georgetown University men's soccer team were named BIG EAST Players of the...
No. 11 Hoyas Host Marquette in BIG EAST...
The No. 11 Georgetown University men's soccer squad will host the Marquette University Golden...
No. 11 Georgetown Finishes Regular Season with ...
The No. 11 Georgetown University men's soccer squad needed a late goal, but managed a 2-1 win at ...
No. 11 Men's Soccer Closes Regular Season...
The No. 11 Georgetown University men's soccer squad will close out regular season play against...
Rist Named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week
Georgetown University senior defender Jared Rist (Durham, N.C./Riverside) was named the BIG EAST ...
DOWNLOAD SCHEDULE: Add to calendar
Sunday, Nov 30 Sport Opponent Time Coverage Men's Soccer Syracuse 1:00 PM Saturday, Dec 6 Sport Opponent Time Coverage Men's Soccer vs TBD TBA Friday, Dec 12 Sport Opponent Time Coverage Men's Soccer vs TBD TBA ESPNU Monday, Dec 15 Sport Opponent Time Coverage Men's Soccer vs TBD 12:00 PM ESPNU
- Online Stores & Tickets