PRINCETON, N.J. (9/14/12) - It wasn't for a lack of trying.
The Princeton men's soccer team matched No. 12-ranked Georgetown in shots 17-17
but couldn't find the equalizer as the Hoyas won 1-0 on Friday, Sept. 14 on
Myslik Field at Roberts Stadium.
The goal came in the 14th minute, following a string of
offensive opportunities for the Tigers that kept the Hoyas defense on their
toes. Georgetown struck with the play starting on a free kick at the top of the
20-yard box. The ball hit the left post and bounced back onto the field and
made its way to Steve Neumann on the right side where he headed the ball
towards the goal. Brandon Allen anticipated it and headed the ball down over
the goal line.
Making his first appearance in goal, junior Seth MacMillan
made six saves for Princeton. Following the goal Jimmy Nealis and Neumann both
followed up with chances, as MacMillan stopped the Nealis shot and Neuman's
shot spun just outside the far post.
Princeton's first two shots on goal came off the bench by
the way of junior Lester Nare. He tested keeper Keon Parsa just two minutes
after checking in with a header and again 10 minutes later.
MacMillan made another great save in the final minutes of
the first half as he tipped a shot by John Snyder over the crossbar.
The Tigers came on strong in the second half and out shot
the Hoyas 13-7, fighting for the game-tying goal.
Freshman Thomas Sanner started the second half and had a
series of chances. He grabbed a great feed from brother Matt Sanner 10 minutes in
but the ball was stopped by Parsa. Sanner had another shot three minutes later
get scooped up and had a header off a short throw that went just wide five
Sophomore Cameron Porter had a nice solo effort in the 65th
minute after fighting the ball off a defender on the near touchline near the 50
yard mark and dribbled up the field where his shot went just wide
In the 84th minute, junior Dylan Bowman set up sophomore
Julian Griggs with a cross into the box but Griggs shot was just high. Another
bench player, freshman Nico Hurtado made himself known on the field. Three
minutes after checking into the game, he had delivered a low shot on the left
side on frame but it was stopped at the near post. Less than two minutes later
he had another chance to put Princeton on the scoreboard but the shot was
blocked by a defender.
Parsa finished the game with five saves to keep his team
undefeated at 6-0-1.
Princeton falls to 1-3 and will play its final game of a
string of five straight against BIG EAST opponents when it travels to Villanova
on Sunday, Sept. 16 for a 1 p.m. game.