Oct. 23, 2013
WASHINGTON - The No. 9 Georgetown University men's soccer squad (11-3-1, 4-1-1 BIG EAST) used a huge offensive output to defeat the DePaul University Blue Demons (4-9-2, 0-5-1 BIG EAST), 6-0, on Wednesday afternoon at Shaw Field. The offense scored four goals in the second half and the defense posted its 10th shutout of the season to tie the program record.
"We're happy that we took care of business on a mid-week game, the early goal by Tyler Rudy really settled everything in and we possessed the ball unbelievably well today," said Georgetown Head Coach Brian Wiese. "It was great to get a lot of guys a good run today and we're scoring goals in bunches so we're in a good position to be successful."
The Blue Demons used a defensive strategy, packing it in early. Despite the lack of space, the Hoyas quickly found a way to get on the board.
In the sixth minute, freshman midfielder Bakie Goodman (Sarasota, Fla./Pine View School for the Gifted) passed it to classmate Alex Muyl (New York, N.Y./Bard) who one touched the ball to junior Tyler Rudy (Olney, Md./Sherwood). The midfielder chipped a shot over the defense from the top of the box and into the right corner catching keeper Philip Huang standing to make it 1-0. This goal would stand as the game winner.
Both Goodman and Muyl had chances that were saved as the period continued. Following the goal, Goodman's drive was saved by Huang. With 15 minutes remaining, senior captain Steve Neumann (New Hope, Pa./Council Rock North) combined with Muyl who shot it through four defenders but was stopped by Huang near the right post.
In the 40th minute, Rudy was tripped from behind in box resulting in the penalty kick. Neumann took the kick and connected to make it 2-0 at the break.
DePaul had it first good look of the game just minutes into the second on a free kick, but the attempt went wide.
Neumann's corner kick in the 57th minute looked to be a goal as senior defender Ted Helfrich (Belvedere, Calif./Marin Catholic) headed it in for what would be his first-career goal. However, the Blue Demons were called for a handball on the shot resulting in the goal called back. A penalty kick was awarded to the Blue &Gray which was taken by Neumann for his second of the game making it 3-0.
The scoring came in waves as sophomore forward Brandon Allen (Old Bridge, N.J./St. Joseph's) then took the pass from Muyl. Allen was tripped up by Huang, but recovered to shoot from the right goal line and into the left corner to continue the scoring.
Just seven minutes later, a free kick opportunity on the left side allowed Neumann to bend a low ball into the left corner. The shot was saved by Huang, but the rebound came to sophomore defender Cole Seiler (Anderson, S.C./Christ Church Episcopal School) who shot from point-blank range to make it 5-0 and tally his first-career goal.
It was freshman forward Brett Campbell (Wallingford, Pa./The Haverford School) who moved into the scoring column in the 72nd minute. Nice footwork by junior midfielder Tom Skelly (Albuquerque, N.M./Shattuck-St. Mary's) resulted in a ball to Campbell charging on the right. The freshman finished perfectly to make it 6-0.
Neumann led the way with two goals and an assist in his second-consecutive game for five points. Muyl tallied two assist as eight different players posted a point in the contest. Georgetown outshot DePaul, 17-8 with 12 on goal, and took seven corner kicks to the Blue Demon's two. Junior Tomas Gomez (Webster Groves, Mo./Webster Groves) took the win with his eighth shutout of the season, while Huang was given the loss with five saves on the afternoon to his credit.
The Hoyas have a pair of tough road contests remaining before finishing off the season at home against Villanova on Friday, Nov. 8. Georgetown will travel to No. 16 Marquette on Saturday for a matchup between the two league leaders.
"Three points today sets up a great match on Saturday at Marquette," said Wiese.
Kickoff at Valley Fields is set for 8:05 p.m. ET. Live stats and a webcast will be available through the Golden Eagles' athletic website.