Oct. 27, 2007
WASHINGTON, D.C.-The Pitt men's soccer team dropped a 2-0 decision to Big East opponent Georgetown Saturday afternoon in the nation's capital. Sean Bellomy notched two goals in the final 12 minutes of play, giving Georgetown the win. The loss dropped the Panthers to 2-13-2 overall and 0-9-1 in the Big East while the Hoyas improved to 6-10-0 and 4-5-0.
The Pitt defense held a charging Georgetown offense scoreless through a majority of the game. The Hoyas outshot the Panthers 8-2 in the first half as Pitt goalkeeper Jordan Marks (McMurray, Pa./Peters Township) recorded five saves through 45 minutes of play.
Georgetown's offensive persistence finally paid off in the 78th minute when Bellomy tallied his first of two goals in the game, breaking open the 0-0 tie. Teammate Ibukun Otegbeye served the ball to Bellomy in the middle of the box, who headed the pass into the net for the 1-0 Georgetown lead.
Less than ten minutes later, Bellomy notched his second goal of the day off a breakaway play for the game's final score of 2-0.
Ryan Brode (Setauket, N.Y./St. John the Baptist), E.J. McCormick (Pittsburgh, Pa./Fox Chapel) and Chris Wilcox (Pittsburgh, Pa./Peters Township) each recorded two shots for the Panthers on the day. Brode has now registered 21 shots on the season, second for Pitt behind teammate Matt Baker (Bethlehem, Pa./Bethlehem) who has 26.
The Panthers will conclude their 2007 season on the road as they travel to Marquette on Nov. 3 for an 8 p.m. matchup with the Golden Eagles.