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Men's Soccer: Marquette & Georgetown Play To Scoreless Draw

At least it was a pretty interesting scoreless draw.

Two-thirds of the earth is covered in water.  The rest is covered by Charlie Lyon.
Two-thirds of the earth is covered in water. The rest is covered by Charlie Lyon.
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The co-favorites in the Big East squared off in the first men's soccer broadcast on the Big East Digital Network, and the contents of the game did not disappoint.  23 total shots in the game between Marquette and Georgetown, with 10 of them finding their way on frame.  Nine corner kicks were taken in the match, and there were a number of 30 yards and in free kicks as well.

But Charlie Lyon and Tomas Gomez held their lines, and both teams ended up with a clean sheet and just a lone point at the end of the match, as #12 Marquette and #7 Georgetown played to a 0-0 draw.

There was near goal after near goal in this game. Marquette's free kick that floated just a shade too far and went off the corner of the goalpost and crossbar, Georgetown's free kick that David Selvaggi ducked while in the wall but Charlie Lyon still saved, Axel Sjoberg's header that plunked Gomez in the chest before he realized where it was, Georgetown's shot in traffic that Lyon had to make a beauty of a kick save on in order to make any play at all.  Yet the nylon hanging from the woodwork never shook.

Lyon made six saves and Gomez made four to preserve both men's shutout streaks, with Marquette's riding out to seven straight games and Georgetown's extending to four straight games.  As a result of the draw, Creighton slips to the top of the table with six points, while MU & GU are tied for second at four points.

How about some highlights, courtesy of the Big East Digital Network?

Up Next: Marquette returns to the Valley for their next outing.  St. John's comes to town fresh off of a 3-2 overtime win over Butler that moved their record to 4-4-3 overall and 1-1-0 in league play.  Anthony Viteri scored his first goal of the season in the 104th minute to earn the Red Storm three points.