UCLA Falls To Georgetown, 2-0
Sept. 6, 2009
Two days after upsetting No. 1 Maryland, the No. 19/9 UCLA Bruins fell victim to an upset of their own, losing 2-0 at Georgetown on Sunday afternoon.
It was a defensive struggle in the first half, with each team recording just two shots. That all changed in the second half, as the Bruins totaled eight shots in the second half to Georgetown's five. Fernando Monge had a shot that required a save by GU goalie Mark Wilber less than a minute into the second period. Wilber also made a save on a Kyle Nakazawa shot in the 56th minute. Georgetown broke the scoreless tie at 59:26, however, when Jose Colchao chipped in a shot from the left side.
After a penalty kick goal by Seth C'Debaca in the 82nd minute doubled Georgetown's lead, the Bruins fought hard to get back in the game. Danny Suits nearly put one on the board for UCLA at 83:29 but hit the crossbar, and Ryan Hollingshead and Dakota Collins had back-to-back shots blocked in the 87th minute, but the Bruins were unable to break through.
UCLA outshot Georgetown, 10-7 and had an 11-2 advantage in corner kicks. Wilber made four saves for the Hoyas, while Bruin keeper Brian Perk had one save.
The Bruins (1-1) will return home and host UC Davis on Thursday, Sept. 10 at 7 pm.