Georgetown scored twice in a four-minute span late in the second half to defeat Washington, 2-1, in the NCAA Division I Men's Tournament quarterfinals.
The Huskies took the lead in the
fourth minute on a goal by Jaret Townsend
and led until in the 72nd minute when Jacob Montes
scored with a curling free kick around the wall and into the goal.
Georgetown then pulled ahead when Rio Hope-Gund
sent a long ball to Derek Dodson
, who scored into the lower left
corner after beating two defenders and breaking through the UW defense.
This will be only the Hoyas' second trip to the College Cup after making the final in 2012.
team that gets to a College Cup feels like they have a special team," Georgetown coach Brian Wiese
. "When you get to this stage, everyone is having the same ride where they've been through
adversity and they've played good teams and found a way through. Everyone one of those teams that gets to that level is in a special place having a special year which makes it all the more
difficult to knock that team off. But I think for our guys it's a lot of validation for how hard they work." Next up:
Georgetown will face Stanford in the College Cup semifinals on Friday evening in Cary, N.C.
Dec. 7 in Washington,
Georgetown 2 Washington 1.
Goals: Montes 72, Dodson (Hope-Gund) 76; Townsend 4. Georgetown --
Romero, Hope-Gund, O'Hearn, Wu, Nealis, Rothrock,
Zawadzki, Montes, Polvara, Dodson, Lochner. Subs: Fischer, Beer, Strassner, Sands, Rocha, Achara, McCune, Riviere. Washington --
Fowler, French, Kleemann, Bartlow, Ostrem, Townsend,
Miglietti, Magnus, Soto, Meek, Bodily. Subs: Teves, Parish, DeGroot, Rosales, Grimsby. Att.: