Georgetown Trips Up No. 24 Spartans, 4-0
Sept. 5, 2010
Washington, D.C. - The No. 24 MSU men's soccer team suffered a 4-0 loss at Georgetown on Sunday to wrap up the team's trip to the nation's capital. The Spartans split the trip, falling Sunday after a dramatic and emotional 4-3 overtime victory on Friday over No. 6 Maryland.
"We were sluggish today, but a lot of credit needs to go to Georgetown," admitted head coach Damon Rensing. "They made plays, excecuted well, and deserved to win the game. They are a good team from a quality Big East conference. Today, we weren't mentally or physically sharp - and you can't win that way in college soccer. There are too many good teams."
MSU trailed 1-0 at halftime on an Uche Onyeador tally in the 38th minute, then saw the Hoyas score in the 53rd, 69th, and 79th minutes to punctuate their victory.
MSU outshot the Hoyas by a 13-9 margin, and each team had five corner kicks.
Matthew Brutto made five saves for Georgetown in net, picking up the shutout victory.
The Spartans will be back in action this week, when they host Providence on Thursday (5 p.m.) in the squad's home opener. MSU will also host Niagara next Sunday at 2:30 p.m. as part of a men's/women's doubleheader at DeMartin Stadium.
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