Georgetown Blanks Titans for Tourney Title
Aug. 31, 2008
Northridge, Calif. - Georgetown scored midway through the first half and added a goal late in the second half as the Hoyas posted a 2-0 win over Cal State Fullerton in the second round of the Cal State Northridge Tournament at Matador Stadium Sunday afternoon.
The win clinched the tournament title for the Hoyas, who improve to 2-0 this season. Fullerton falls to 1-1 overall.
Senior forward Peter Grasso, one of five Georgetown players selected to the all-tournament team. put the Hoyas on the board in the first half, scoring on an assist from senior midfielder Corey Zeller.
Sophomore forward Chandler Diggs put the game away late in the second half, scoring with about three minutes left after taking the ball around midfield and creating a one-man fast break.
"Although disappointed with Sunday's result I was pleased with our effort. We gained valuable experience this weekend that will help us as we move forward," said Head Coach Bob Ammann.
"I was pleased with a number of the new players who got their first taste of D-1 soccer.
"I felt we started the game very well and created some quality opportunites. We did a lot of good things but didn't put anything up on the board.
"The final goal was a result of us throwing everything forward to equalize and getting caught on a counter in the last minutes. It was a 1-0 game that unfortunately we were on the wrong end."
Fullerton outshot the Hoyas, 12-9, but Matthew Brutto made 5 saves. Kevin Puder had 4 saves for the Titans.
The Titans open their home schedule next weekend with a tournament in Titan Stadium featuring UNLV, Cal State Bakersfield and Cal State Northridge.