Georgetown is headed to the Men's College Cup final for only the second time after a convincing 2-0 win over Stanford in Cary, North Carolina. Sean Zawadzki
stunned the Cardinal
when he picked an attempted clearance out of the air and smashed a volley into the goal from 25 yards out in the 4th minute.
"I was telling the guys in the locker room that was probably
the cleanest I've ever hit a ball," he said. "It felt good coming off of my foot and the opportunity doesn't come a lot so you have to make the most of it and I did."
The wet conditions at WakeMed Soccer Park limited the opportunities for
both teams -- Georgetown outshot Stanford, 9-2 -- but the Hoyas managed to get a second goal in the 67th minute.
The Stanford defense couldn't clear a Zawadzki cross, and the ball popped
up to Foster McCune
, a second-half substitute, in front of the goal, where he headed it home.
"Today was a funny day," said Hoyas coach Brian Wiese
. "It's either a day where
there are going to be tons and tons of goals or just not many and it took a moment of brilliance from Sean Zawadzki to really set the game in our favor."
Georgetown's 19 wins tie the
program record set in 2012 when it reached the College Cup final, where it lost to Indiana, 1-0. Dec. 13 in Cary, N.C.
Georgetown 2 Stanford 0
. Goals: Zawadzki 4, McCune (Zawadzki) 67. Georgetown --
Nikopolidis, Hope-Gund, O'Hearn, Wu, Nealis, Rothrock, Fischer, Zawadzki, Montes, Dodson, Riviere.
Subs: Lochner, Beer, Strassner, Sands, Rocha, Polvara, Achara, McCune. Stanford --
Thomas, Beason, Hughes, Tingey, Waldeck, Gilbey, Wehan, Bouda, Ryan, Cilley, Panchot. Subs: Richmond,
Bulut, Ludwick, Segal. Att.: