Colonials Lose Season-Opener to Georgetown, 1-0
Men's Soccer Team Fought Hard, but Came Up Short
Sept. 4, 2004
WASHINGTON, DC -
The Colonials' men' s soccer team (0-1) lost its 2004 season-opener, 1-0, against Georgetown (2-0) at the fourth-annual DC College Cup on Saturday, Sept. 4, held at Reeves Field on the campus of American University.
Georgtown, the defending DC College Cup champions, scored the lone goal of the match when Jeff Curtin redirected a Dave McAnally corner kick past GW junior goalkeeper Derek Biss at 34:32. The Hoyas' Dan Gargan also recorded an assist on the play.
The Colonials turned up the offensive pressure in the second half, but couldn't tally the equalizer. Sophomore Joseph Siegel had GW's two best chances to tie the game. Midway through the second period, his diving header missed the Hoyas' net, and with 5:19 remaining in the contest, his shot from inside the box just missed the far corner of the goal. The Colonials kept the pressure on, but the Hoyas were able keep GW off the scoreboard for the remaining five minutes of the match to preserve the victory.
"I thought the guys showed improvement as the game went on," GW Head Coach George Lidster said. "We got into a rhythm in the second half and certainly had our chances, but we gave a goal away early and you can't do that against a team like Georgetown."
The Hoyas held the advantage in shots, 9-8, and also took one more corner kick in the game than the Colonials (4-3). Siegel and junior Frank Ambrosio paced GW with three shots each. Curtin, Ricky Schramm, and Kaiser Chowdhry led the Hoyas with two shots apiece. Biss played all 90 minutes in goal for GW and made four saves. Georgetown keeper Chris Putko also made four stops in the contest.
Sophomore transfer Arturo Pedroso and freshman Matt Davis each made their first career starts in the match for the Colonials.
GW will take on Howard in the third match of the DC College Cup at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 6 at American University.
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