Oct. 31, 2010
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University men's soccer squad dropped its final game of the regular season on Sunday falling, 3-0, to the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish (9-4-4, 6-2-1 BIG EAST). Despite the loss, the Hoyas have already clinched a BIG EAST Tournament quarterfinal home game after winning the league's Blue Division earlier this week. Georgetown finishes the regular season with a mark of 11-5-1 overall and 7-2 in conference play.
The Hoya defense was the story of the first half as the Blue & Gray held the Irish to just four shots with none on goal. However on offense, the squad struggled to gain an advantage with no shots in the half. The teams went into the break scoreless.
As the second half began, it didn't stay scoreless for long as Notre Dame tallied its first goal of the game in the 55th minute. Steven Perry got around Georgetown goalkeeper Matthew Brutto (Warrington, Pa./Bucks Central South) to find the back of the net. Just two minutes later, Perry made it 2-0 hooking the ball in from 18 yards out.
Georgetown struggled to gain control on offense and a UND header in 76th minutes sealed the Hoyas' fate as the squad eventually fell, 3-0.
GU was outshot, 12-4, and was awarded no corner kicks in the contest. Neither goalkeeper tallied a save in the game.
The Blue & Gray will have a week off to prepare for a BIG EAST Tournament quarterfinal matchup on Saturday, November 6 at North Kehoe Field. The Hoyas will face the winner of Providence/Villanova at 1 p.m. Gametracker and a webcast will be available at www.GUHoyas.com.