Aug. 21, 2012
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University men's soccer squad went 2-0 in exhibition play as the Hoyas gear up for the 2012 season. The Blue & Gray will open the season on Friday at the Maryland SoccerPlex against the University of Virginia at 7 p.m.
Last week, the Hoyas downed Old Dominion University, 3-1, at the newly-renovated North Kehoe Field. Seniors Ian Christianson (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Christian Life) and Andy Riemer (McLean, Va./Georgetown Prep) scored goals as well as freshman forward Melvin Snoh (Coatesville, Pa./Malvern Prep) who netted his in the first half.
The coaching staff managed to get a number of combinations on the field and two goalkeepers in the net to give the Hoyas different looks after playing against each other since the beginning of preseason.
On Saturday, the Blue & Gray welcomed the Villanova University Wildcats to the Maryland SoccerPlex in preparation for the opener. Despite both playing in the BIG EAST Conference, the squads will not meet during the regular season due to the league's scheduling.
The Hoyas defeated the Wildcats, 3-0, with junior forward Steve Neumann (New Hope, Pa./Council Rock North) and freshman forward Brandon Allen (Old Bridge, N.J./St. Joseph) both finding the back of the net. The third score was an own goal by the `Cats.
Georgetown finished last season with a record of 10-5-4 and a mark of 5-3-1 in the BIG EAST. GU returns its top five scorers in 2012 and brought in one of the best recruiting classes in program history which will make an immediate impact.
Leading the way is a deep senior class including captains Christianson, Tommy Muller (Altamonte Springs, Fla./Trinity Prep) and Jimmy Nealis (Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa). Neumann is the fourth captain and will return after leading the Hoyas in scoring a season ago with 11 goals and seven assists.
Christianson, Neumann and Nealis all earned All-BIG EAST Preseason honors with Neumann as a unanimous first team honoree and Nealis being named the Preseason Co-Defender of the Year. Neumann was also named to the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List.
Also coming back is sophomore goalkeeper Tomas Gomez (Webster Groves, Mo./Webster Groves) who spent his spring training with the U-20 U.S. Men's National Team.
With nine starters and 18 letterwinners coming back, the 2012 Hoyas will be a squad full of depth and experience.
Georgetown will have a challenging slate this season with six NCAA Tournament teams on the schedule.
The Hoyas will open the season on Friday, August 24 as the Blue & Gray takes on the University of Virginia in Germantown, Md., at the Maryland SoccerPlex. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. Live stats and a webcast featuring Dan Helfrich will be available at www.GUHoyas.com.
Campbell Named to BIG EAST Honor Roll
Senior forward Brett Campbell (Wallingford, Pa./The Haverford School) earned weekly honors on...
Hoyas Down Friars in BIG EAST Opener
The Georgetown University men's soccer squad (2-5-0, 1-0-0 BIG EAST) started strong in BIG EAST...
Georgetown Falls at William & Mary, 1-0
The Georgetown University men's soccer squad (1-5-0) fell, 1-0, to The College of William & Mary ...
Men’s Soccer Travels to William & Mary on...
The Georgetown University men's soccer squad (1-4-0) will continue nonconference play on Tuesday ...
Hoyas Down Huskies, 1-0
The Georgetown University men's soccer squad (1-4-0) picked up its first win of the 2016 season...
Georgetown Hosts UConn on Saturday at Shaw Field
The Georgetown University men's soccer squad (0-4-0) will host the University of Connecticut...
No. 24 Georgetown Downed by Hokies, 1-0
The No. 24 Georgetown University men's soccer squad (0-4-0) had another late goal seal their fate...
No. 24 Hoyas Host Virginia Tech on Monday
The No. 24 Georgetown University men's soccer squad (0-3-0) will host the Virginia Tech Hokies (3...
DOWNLOAD SCHEDULE: Add to calendar
Saturday, Oct 1 Sport Opponent Time Coverage Men's Soccer at Butler 7:00 PM Saturday, Oct 8 Sport Opponent Time Coverage Men's Soccer at Marquette 8:05 PM BEDN Saturday, Oct 15 Sport Opponent Time Coverage Men's Soccer DePaul 1:00 PM BEDN Tuesday, Oct 18 Sport Opponent Time Coverage Men's Soccer Princeton 3:00 PM Saturday, Oct 22 Sport Opponent Time Coverage Men's Soccer St. John's 1:00 PM BEDN Wednesday, Oct 26 Sport Opponent Time Coverage Men's Soccer at Seton Hall 7:00 PM BEDN Saturday, Oct 29 Sport Opponent Time Coverage Men's Soccer Villanova 1:00 PM BEDN Thursday, Nov 3 Sport Opponent Time Coverage Men's Soccer at Creighton 8:00 PM BEDN
- Online Stores & Tickets