Hoyas top Terps on PKs to reach men's NCAA final
Hoover, AL (Sports Network) - Steve Neumann scored a hat trick and Tomas Gomez saved two penalty kicks as Georgetown edged Maryland, 4-3, in a shootout after a 4-4 draw Friday to reach the men's NCAA College Cup final.
Georgetown lost all 28 previous meetings against Maryland, but Neumann notched three goals inside 61 minutes and, after the Terrapins rallied, converted the first penalty in the shootout at Regions Park.
Gomez followed with shootout saves on Taylor Kemp and Helge Leikvang, lifting the third-seeded Hoyas (19-3-3) into their first championship in men's soccer. Brandon Allen also scored in regulation for Georgetown.
Schillo Tshuma scored twice, and Patrick Mullins and Christiano Francois added consecutive goals in a three-minute span late in regulation for second-seeded Maryland (20-1-3), which had its quest for a fourth title ended.
Indiana (15-5-3) joined Georgetown in the final, as Fe Hollinger-Janzen scored in the 27th minute to lift the 16th-seeded Hoosiers to a 1-0 win against 12th- seeded Creighton (17-4-3) at Regions Park.
The championship game is Sunday at 2 p.m. (ET) at Regions Park in Hoover, Ala.
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