CARY, N.C. — Georgetown goalkeeper Tomas Romero stopped Virginia’s Axel Gunnarsson in the seventh round of penalty kicks to give the Hoyas their first NCAA men’s soccer championship Sunday night.
The Hoyas are coached by Brian Wiese, an Albuquerque Academy alumnus.
The teams fought through two scoreless 10-minute overtime periods after finishing regulation tied at 3, leaving penalty kicks to decide the game. Both teams made their first six penalty kicks, and Aidan Rocha made the seventh for Georgetown, forcing Gunnarsson to attempt to match it.
Romero guessed correctly on that kick, moving to his right to thwart the shot and give the Hoyas (20-1-3) the victory.