In a nationally televised Wednesday night matchup, the Villanova Wildcats were able to take down the Georgetown Hoyas. Led by John Kluh (the best freshman you have yet to hear about), the 'Cats used a second half surge to defeat the Hoyas by two goals. Kluh recorded a hat trick and added an assist, while teammate Nick Doherty dazzled the crows with his quickness and dodging ability.
Villanova improves to 3-6 on the year, while Georgetown falls to 4-6 in 2013. Georgetown looked to be in control early, but could not hold on in the end.
Both goalies played an impressive game last night. Villanova's Reed Carlson showed poise in making 10 stops and recording a 63 percent save rate on the night. A big second half from Carlson, including some dazzling saves on breakaway opportunities, helped seal the deal for the Wildcats. Georgetown's Jack Haley also played well, making 13 saves in the loss.
Villanova was able to score three goals in the final quarter while shutting out the Hoyas during that time period. Villanova showed great aggression on defense, causing turnovers and ground balls throughout the duel.
Villanova will continue its Big East schedule as they host Rutgers on Saturday.
Georgetown will look to bounce back against a talented St. John's team as they travel to the Big Apple this weekend.
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