[BIG EAST: Men]
No. 4 Georgetown and No. 8 Creighton dropped their first Big East games of the season when they fell at Xavier and Marquette, respectively, on
Georgetown suffered its first loss in the past nine games with a 2-1 decision at Xavier.
The Hoyas opened the scoring in the 31st minute on a goal by Brandon Allen
, but the Musketeers got the equalizer from Wes Walker
on a long pass from Garrett Halfhill
right before the break. Xavier dominated the second half and was rewarded in the 74th minute as Walker connected to make it 2-1.
"Tonight was a tough one,"
said Georgetown coach Brian Wiese
. "After Brandon scored a great goal, they got a lucky one just before the half which really changed the complexion of the
game. Credit to Xavier, they played a great game and handled some things that we didn't."
Marquette’s C. Nortney
scored in the 23rd minute
off a cross from left back Paul Dillon
to give Marquette the 1-0 win. It was his seventh goal of the season and fourth straight game winner for the Golden
Marquette matched its season-best three-game winning streak with the win over Creighton and is now 4-0-0 in Big East play.