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Oct. 5, 1997

Villanova Falls to Georgetown

WASHINGTON D.C. -- In a battle of Big East rivals to see who would pick up two points in the heated Conference race, Georgetown defeated the Villanova men's soccer team 5-0 on Saturday, Oct. 4, at Georgetown's Habin Field in Washington D.C.

In a physical first half, the Hoyas broke open the scoring just over eight minutes in, on a goal by Tom Greaser, assisted by Kevin Shaw. The Wildcat defense held Georgetown scoreless until the end of the first half, when an Eric Kvello goal extended the Georgetown lead to 2-0 at the intermission.

The second half was controlled by the Hoyas, with Greaser and Kvello each scoring their second goal of the game. At the 65:11 mark, Jason Partenza scored a goal off a Dan Helfrich assist to give the Hoyas a commanding 5-0 lead. Georgetown goalie Tyler Purtill made five saves to record the shutout for the Hoya's (7-3-0, 5-1-0).

For Villanova (4-4-3, 2-2-1), freshman goalie J.D. Allen, starting for Matthew Westfall, had four saves in the loss. Strong defensive performances were also had by junior Lew Domke and freshman Jim Curtin.

Villanova returns home on Wednesday, Oct. 8 to play the Orangemen of Syracuse at 3:30 p.m.

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