With just one day of rest between games, the Penn State men's soccer team (3-1-0) lost to No. 21 Georgetown (4-0-0), 2-1, in the first road game of the season on Sunday.
The short layoff appeared to affect the Lions as the team got off to a sluggish start. It was all Hoyas early on as they dominated for the entire first half, out-shooting the Lions 14-0.
The Lions scored an own goal in the 24th minute to make it 1-0 after a Hoyas' shot hit the post 10 seconds earlier.
The team ended up making adjustments in the second half and started getting shots away. Penn State scored to make it 1-1 on its first shot of the game. In the 53rd minute, junior defender Akil Howard sent in a cross to the center of the box that was scored by midfielder Marvin Ledgister -- his first goal of the season.
The tie game didn't last long because after the kick off, Georgetown took the ball up-field and forward Brandon Allen shot a ball in off the right post for his third goal of the season. The goal came just 52 seconds after the Lions' scored.
After the goal, the Lions' goal scoring chances were limited. In total, they had eight shots during the game with just four on target. The Hoyas' ended up out shooting them 20-8 while having an 8-3 advantage on corners.
In the 87th minute, Lions' midfielder Julian Cardona took a shot but it was saved by Georgetown goalie Tomas Gomez. The Hoyas' finished the game by keeping possession to wind down the clock and secure the 2-1 win.