DePaul Falls 6-0 to No. 9/10 Georgetown on Wednesday
Oct. 23, 2013
WASHINGTON - DePaul opened Wednesday's BIG EAST Conference match assuming a strictly defensive shape in an effort to bring about an offensive slowdown in our nation's capital.
But No. 9/10 Georgetown erupted for four goals in a 15-minute stretch of the second half as the Blue Demons lost 6-0 at Shaw Field.
The Hoyas have now scored 18 goals in their last three appearances on the home pitch.
Georgetown (11-3-1, 4-1-1) dominated possession in the first half and opened the scoring in the sixth minute when Tyler Rudy fired in a shot from 20 yards into the upper 90. Alex Muyl and Bakie Goodman were credited with the assists.
Huang made a nice save on Muyl's point-blank attempt eight yards from the net in the 27th minute.
A DePaul foul in the box in the 40th minute resulted in Steve Neumann's penalty shot into the middle of the net for his ninth goal of the season.
The Blue Demons' best chance in the first half came in the 27th minute when Jalen Harvey's header went just wide of the Georgetown net.
DePaul (4-9-2, 0-5-1) switched tactics and came out more aggressively on offense with a high press to open the second half. It resulted in a shot by Simon Megally that went wide and a Blue Demon free kick in the corner of the Hoyas' defensive third.
A DePaul hand ball in the box in the 57th minute led to Neumann's second penalty-kick goal for a 3-0 Georgetown lead. In the 61st minute, Brandon Allen scored his 10th goal of the season.
Cole Seiler's rebound off a free kick from the 18 in the 68th minute made it 5-0. Brett Campbell ended the scoring with a goal in the 72nd minute.
The Blue Demons return home and will begin preparing for a 1 p.m. BIG EAST match against Villanova on Saturday at Wish Field.
NOTES: DePaul has lost five in a row... the last time the Blue Demons gave up six goals in a game was Oct. 3, 2009 in a 6-0 loss to No. 17 Louisville at Wish Field... Huang made five saves in his collegiate debut... Georgetown came away with a 12-1 advantage in shots on goal and outshot DePaul 17-8... the Hoyas are now second in the nation in goals scored behind Cal Poly... Kyle Gustafson had the Blue Demons' shot on goal... Harvey took three shots and Megally had two attempts.