If showing that they were worthy of being considered one of the best teams in the nation was the goal for the Georgetown Hoyas on Wednesday afternoon, they managed to accomplish that with an impressive showing against the top team in the nation.
Unfortunately for the Hoyas, UConn and goalkeeper Andre Blake also showed us why they are worthy of being called the best team in college soccer.
UConn capitalized on some Georgetown blunders, and rode a standout seven-save effort from Blake, to post a 2-1 victory against the Hoyas, ranked No. 3 in the SBI Top 25.
The No. 1 Huskies came out flat in the first half and looked poised for their first loss of the season, but Georgetown couldn't figure out a way to get a shot past Blake, widely regarded as the best goalkeeper in the nation. Blake made six of his seven saves in the first half.
Mamadou Diouf opened the scoring with a 39th-minute free kick that appeared to catch Georgetown by surprise. Allando Matheson headed home a Flo Liuat cross in the 64th minute to make it 2-0 UConn, but the Hoyas responded just two minutes later when Andy Riemer slotted one past Blake.
In other Wednesday action, No. 20 High Point saw their perfect record tarnished in a scoreless draw against VMI, Bradley posted a 3-1 upset of No. 19 Northwestern and No. 23 SMU edged No. 25 Tulsa, 1-0, in the day's other clash of ranked teams.
Here is a full rundown of Wednesday's top college soccer matches:
WEDNESDAY COLLEGE SOCCER SCORES
(3) Georgetown 1 (1) UConn 2. (RECAP)
(9) Notre Dame 7, Pittsburgh 1. (RECAP)
(11) Old Dominion 0, James Madison 0, 2OT. (RECAP)
(12) St. John’s 0, Villanova 0, 2OT. (RECAP)
Kentucky 1, (14) Indiana 4. (RECAP)
Bradley 3, (19) Northwestern 1. (RECAP)
(20) High Point 0, VMI 0, 2OT. (RECAP)
(23) SMU 1, (25) Tulsa 0. (RECAP)
Cincinnati 0, South Florida 0. (RECAP)
Louisville 3 DePaul 0. (RECAP)
What do you think of these results? Convinced UConn is the best team in the nation, or think Maryland deserves the label? Impressed with Georgetown's performance? Think they can beat UConn in a rematch?
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