Evan Habeeb-US PRESSWIRE
Kevin Anderson's plan, foiled.
Kevin Anderson and whoever Georgetown's AD is may not be able to get together to schedule a game in any sport, but apparently the men's soccer gods have no such qualms. Maryland's men's soccer team coasted to an easy 3-1 win over Louisville at Ludwig Field in the quarterfinals of the College Cup earlier today, punching their ticket to Hoover and the Final Four. And who else will be waiting for them but ... Georgetown.
The Hoyas have been a surprise this year - they came into the tournament as the #3 seed overall - and have enjoyed an easy path to the Final Four, as they're yet to face a seeded team. (They can thank upset-minded San Diego and Syracuse for that.) The game, which is on Dec. 7 in Hoover, Ala., won't only be a hugely interesting storyline between athletic departments at odds, but should also be a fairly entertaining game, too.
Maryland had a pretty easy go of it earlier tonight against Louisville to clinch their berth, topping a decent Cardinal side 3-1. London Woodberry and Jake Pace both headed in first-half goals off set pieces, before talisman Patrick Mullins finished things off with a scrappy goal in the 68th minute, pouncing on his own rebound and calmly slotting it home. For a game in the quarters of the NCAA Tournament, you're not going to get much better.
(Oh, and the only other team to have clinched their Final Four berth so far? Indiana. Big Ten soccer, baby.)
But hey, maybe this is a good way to end the stalemate. Winner gets to decide the basketball venue.