[GEORGETOWN-CONNECTICUT] Goalie Andre Blake made several highlight saves in the first 20 minutes and forwards Mamadou Doudou Diouf and Allando Matheson then scored as No. 2 Connecticut handed No. 9 Georgetown a 2-1 defeat in a Big East battle of unbeaten teams on Wednesday afternoon in Washington, D.C.
“I thought this was a very good overall performance. We didn’t have our A-game, but we were good enough on the day,” said UConn coach Ray Reid. “That’s a very good team. Very well coached and organized. They’re one of the best teams we’ve played all year. We were very resilient and strong today.”
Blake, an All-American as a freshman was sensational with six saves in a first half, several on Hoyas freshman star Brandon Allen.
“He’s the best goalkeeper in the America. Plain and simple,” added Reid. “He makes incredible saves and he makes them look easy. We are very fortunate to have him here.”
After he weathered the early pressure, and UConn opened the scoring on Diouf's free kick in the 39th minute.
Connecticut made it 2-0 in the 64th minute when Matheson scored on a header after left back Flo Liu curled a ball into the area.
Next up for the Huskies is a date at No. 7 Marquette (10-0-0) on Saturday.
Oct. 3 in Washington, D.C.
Georgetown 1 Connecticut 2. Goals: Diouf 39, Matheson (Liu) 64; Riemer (Neumann) 66
Connecticut --Blake, Campbell, Liu, Wasserman, Sanchez, Diop, Alvarez, Beso, Fochive, Bradley, Diouf. Subs: Mercado, Morad, Matheson, Weir.
Georgetown --Parsa, Muller, Seiler, Nealis, Dillon, Christianson, Rosenberry, Skelly, Reimer, Allen, Neumann. Subs: Shepard, Padilla, Rudy, Snoh, Snyder, Van Hollen.
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