WASHINGTON - The No. 16 Georgetown University men’s soccer squad will travel to DePaul University for a 4 p.m. ET BIG EAST Conference matchup on Saturday afternoon at Wish Field. The Hoyas are 5-1-1 on the season, but searching for their first league victory.
On Wednesday, GU was staring at a two-goal deficit before late-game heroics completed a three-goal comeback to defeat Stony Brook University, 3-2, in overtime in a nonconference matchup at Shaw Field. After dominating possession throughout overtime, the game winner came in the 98th minute as the ball was served into the box to senior Declan McCabe (Weston, Mass./The Rivers School). The midfielder found junior Edson Martinez (Salem, Ore./North Salem) at the top of the box and he sent it into traffic. The ball fell to the feet of junior defender Peter Schropp (Omaha, Neb./Creighton Prep) who finished into the back of the net for the golden goal.
The Hoyas outshot the Seawolves, 22-7, and took eight corner kicks to Stony Brook’s five. Junior goalkeeper JT Marcinkowski (Alamo, Calif./De La Salle) was awarded the victory with two stops to his credit. The win marked GU’s third-consecutive overtime match and the first winning result in extra minutes this season.
Sophomore forward Achara (Enugu, Nigeria/Berkshire School [Mass.]) is leading the way for the Blue & Gray with five goals for 10 points on the season. He is followed by senior captain Christopher Lema (Ridgefield, N.J./Ridgefield Memorial) who has two goals and one assist for five points. Schropp rounds out the top three with two goals for four points for the season. Martinez has a squad-best three assists on the year.
In the goal, Marcinkowski has made 15 saves with a 0.68 GAA in 659 minutes played.
DePaul (3-4-1, 0-0-1) had its three-match unbeaten streak snapped on Wednesday as the Blue Demons lost 1-0 to Bradley. In the match, DePaul fired off 19 shots but Bradley's goalkeeper Brandon Barnes made 11 saves to keep the Blue Demons scoreless. Through eight matches, senior Philipp Konigstein continues to lead DePaul's offensive effort, tallying 12 points via five goals and two assists. His five goals are the second-most in the BIG EAST.
The Hoyas are 6-1-1 all-time against the Blue Demons and 3-0 on the road. The last meeting was a 1-0 loss at Shaw Field a season ago. In 2015, the Blue & Gray defeated DePaul in Chicago by a score of 1-0.
Kickoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. ET. Live stats and a webcast will be available on www.GUHoyas.com.