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One by one, Georgetown men's soccer players crumbled to the ground when the clock struck zero. The Hoyas' unexpected run to the College Cup final finally hit a wall Sunday.
Indiana's slogan is the "Quest for 8," a nod to the Hoosiers' dominant men's soccer history while eying an eighth national title. Georgetown's only slogan all season was "Red Bull" – as in reach Red Bull Arena for the Big East championships.
Once the eight-goal scoring madness at the College Cup had ended and Georgetown goalie Tomas Gomez batted away the final penalty kick, there was one last sprint to make.
The confetti flew through the air, and the boisterous student section stormed the North Kehoe Field.
Confetti flew through the air, and the sellout crowd stormed the field to celebrate Georgetown's 3-1 victory over San Diego in the Elite Eight. The Hoyas will advance to the Final Four in Hoover, Ala., to play Maryland (who won the semifinal against Louisville).
In the 85th minute of Georgetown's NCAA Sweet 16 match against Syracuse last Sunday, the ball bounced through a scrum in the penalty box and fell at the feet of a freshman.
"I told the players in the locker room that we have the second-place trophy, which today is one of the sourest things you can look at," Wiese said. "But I know give it some time, it's going to be something that we really treasure."
Wiese said he was inspired to see how his team galvanized the Georgetown community.