Home cooking is one thing, but getting cooked at home is quite another! Our home opener this past Friday saw the temperature and humidity make it feel over 100 degrees on the field. It didn’t deter a great Hoya Hooligans student group and capacity crowd of close to 2,000 come out to cheer the boys on. Harvard made things tough on us by trying to compress back deep in their half to try and frustrate the attacking pair of junior Brandon Allen and sophomore Alex Muyl. The strategy worked by and large, except for the fact that senior midfielder Tyler Rudy punished them instead with a great strike from 20 yards out early in the first half to make it 1-0. The heat slowed things down a bit for us, and missed chances started to rule the day. It took until the 86th minute and our 21st shot at goal before freshman midfielder Arun Basuljevic would put the game out of reach.
The trick will be trying to maintain that sharpness on Thursday against a very dangerous VCU team. We’ll have to deal with another warm day after a full slate of classes – never an easy task for a Georgetown student-athlete!
I’ll let you know how things go against VCU, and in the meantime, Go Hoyas!