Oct. 4, 2014
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The No. 7 Georgetown University men's soccer team (6-1-4, 1-0-1 BIG EAST) played the No. 12 Marquette University Golden Eagles (6-2-1, 0-0-1 BIG EAST) to a double overtime scoreless tie in a BIG EAST Conference matchup Saturday afternoon at Shaw Field. The squads battled and each had chances, but neither could find the back of the net.
"Marquette's a good team they haven't conceded a goal in six games and we're on a shutout streak too, but if you look at the game we put ourselves in a lot of dangerous situations and it just wasn't in the cards," said Georgetown Head Coach Brian Wiese. "We were taking the ball in some really good spots, but didn't take advantage of the chances to finish."
A square ball from the Hoyas gave Marquette an early chance that was cleared, but as the game settled in Georgetown possessed much of the half. Sophomore forward Alex Muyl (New York, N.Y./Bard) took a dangerous shot from the top of the box that was saved and junior forward Brandon Allen (Old Bridge, N.J./St. Joseph) added a right-footed shot that went high, but neither could find the back of the net.
Off of a free kick midway through the half, a punch from senior goalkeeper Tomas Gomez (Webster Groves, Mo./Webster Groves) came out and Alex McBride volleyed it back in. Junior defender Josh Turnley (Beaver, Pa./Beaver Area) made a huge stop at the far post to keep it scoreless. On the ensuing corner kick, Gomez went high to stop a header from John Pothast as the Golden Eagles attacked off of setpieces.
A late cross from junior defender Keegan Rosenberry (Ronks, Pa./Lancaster Mennonite) with four minutes to go in the half sailed across the face of the goal untouched as the Hoyas continued to possess. A minute later he sent another one in just long of freshman midfielder Christopher Lema (Gahanna, Ohio/Gahanna Lincoln) who was sliding to connect.
The squads went into the break in a scoreless tie.
The Golden Eagles were awarded early corners, but it was Georgetown that controlled the ball in the attacking end. Despite a lot of possession, the Hoyas never really managed a good look at the net.
That changed 14 minutes in as Rosenberry combined with Muyl to spring open on the right side. He clipped the ball to sophomore midfielder Bakie Goodman (Sarasota, Fla./Pine View School for the Gifted) who went to the far post, but MU keeper Charlie Lyon managed a kick save to keep it scoreless.
A few minutes later, Allen had a good look that went just wide with the keeper beat and another shot that was saved by Lyon.
The Hoyas continued to shoot as sophomore defender Joshua Yaro (Santa Barbara, Calif./Cate School) showed incredible speed on the left side being taken down just short of the box looking incredibly sharp. The free kick gave Muyl a header just over the crossbar and senior midfielder Tyler Rudy (Olney, Md./Sherwood) added a shot that went just left.
On the other end, Gomez managed a one-handed save off of a crafty MU free kick as both teams showed why they are ranked in the top-15 in the country.
Rudy had another close call on a free kick with Lyon diving to his right to make the stop. Goodman had one last look in the final minute go left to send it into overtime.
The Hoyas controlled the ball through almost the entire 10 minutes of the first overtime but never had that one good look at the net.
In the second, Marquette had possession early with a good service and a corner kick. On the corner, a back post header by John Pothast was just wide although the defense had it covered. A GU turnover then allowed Coco Navarro to get a clean shot off, but Gomez calmly made the save. A late shot by senior midfielder Tom Skelly (Albuquerque, N.M./Shattuck-St. Mary's) was the final opportunity that was saved as the game ended in a scoreless tie.
Georgetown outshot Marquette, 13-10, but took just three corner kicks to the Golden Eagles' six. Gomez had four saves in the net, while Lyons had five on the afternoon.
Men's soccer alumni were on hand to celebrate Alumni Weekend as well as the 20-year anniversary of the 1994 team that went to the program's first NCAA Tournament. The team was honored at halftime.
The Hoyas will have the week off before traveling to DePaul University next Saturday for a BIG EAST contest at 1 p.m. ET at Wish Field. Live stats and a webcast will be available through www.GUHoyas.com.