Hoya Men's Soccer Team Closes Out Seven-Game Road Trip with BIG EAST Matches at Cincinnati and Louisville This Weekend
Sept. 20, 2007
Washington, D.C. - The Georgetown University men's soccer team will conclude their season-long seven-game road trip this weekend when the Hoyas take on Cincinnati on Friday, September 21 at 8 p.m. before the Blue & Gray squares off against Louisville on Sunday, September 23 at noon. The Hoyas, who are in the BIG EAST Blue Division, will face two Red Division teams in the Bearcats and the Cardinals.
Georgetown dropped a hard-fought 1-0 overtime decision at Connecticut last Saturday night to drop to 1-4-0 on the year. GU held the Huskies, the BIG EAST's highest scoring offense, scoreless for 96 minutes in the OT loss in Storrs.
Georgetown senior goalkeeper Joe Devine (Exton, Pa./The Haverford School) is averaging four saves per match. Devine has played every minute in net for the Hoyas and posted his fourth career shutout in the team's 1-0 victory over Marshall on September 2.
The Hoyas have only allowed six goals through the season's first five games, their best goals against output since 2000.
Ten of second-year head coach Brian Wiese's 10 freshmen and sophomores have seen considerable playing time, including six freshmen who have appeared in all five games.
Cincinnati also comes into Friday's contest with a 1-4-0 record. The Bearcats dropped their first three matches at Loyola (4-2), vs. Central Florida (2-1), at No. 17 New Mexico (1-0) before UC raced past Xavier (4-0). Cincinnati is coming off a 1-0 loss at Bradley on Sunday. Senior forward Kenny Anaba, an All-BIG EAST second teamer a year ago, has netted four of the team's six goals.
Louisville, who takes on Seton Hall on Friday, enters the weekend with a record of 3-2. The Cardinals opened the season with 1-0 loss at Memphis. UofL won three straight matches with victories over Oral Roberts (1-0), Kentucky (4-2) and Marshall (4-1). Louisville fell 1-0 at top-ranked Wake Forest last Saturday.
Georgetown has never faced Cincinnati or Louisville.