CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – The No. 10 ranked Marshall men’s soccer team took down the defending NCAA champions, No. 8 Georgetown, in Monday’s NCAA elite eight match.
The Thundering Herd is coming off of a huge upset; taking down No. 1 Clemson last week.
Marshall competed in today’s elite eight round for the first time in program history. And it was a complete shut out for goalie Oliver Semmle.
The final today 1-NIL.
The first goal was scored with 20 minutes left in regulation, and head coach Chris Grassie said that was because it took awhile for his squad to get their legs under them.
“Physically sort of ‘okay we’re in a game; let’s go, let’s go’ because in these hectic times, there’s some time between games,” said Grassie. “So it’s really low intensity stuff then have to kind of find this new energy for the next game. And I thought it just took us a little while to ramp up the energy and once we did I thought we’re gonna be fine this will be great.”
The Herd will now compete in the Final Four, which is being held at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina.