Oct. 5, 2005
Washington, DC - After a four-game homestand, the Georgetown University men's soccer team hits the road for two BIG EAST matches this week. On Wednesday, the Hoyas (7-3, 3-2 BE), who are currently tied with Providence atop the BIG EAST Blue Division with nine points, travel to Seton Hall University (6-2-1, 2-2-1 BE), who are currently in a four-way tie for third place (seven pts.) in the Blue Division. On Saturday, GU makes a trip to West Virginia University (6-4-1, 2-2-1).
Georgetown is coming off its first home loss of the season, a 3-2 setback to Providence last Saturday, a defeat which snapped the Hoyas' 7-0-1 unbeaten streak at home dating back to 2004.
GU is 1-1 in road games so far this season, 2-2 in games away from the friendly confines of North Kehoe Field.
Georgetown is 8-10-1 all-time vs. Seton Hall after the teams split a pair of games last season. The Hoyas won last season's regular season meeting 4-0 before the Pirates took a 1-0 overtime decision in the BIG EAST Tournament Semifinals. Georgetown is 8-1 all-time vs. West Virginia, including a stretch of seven straight wins, with all nine games coming in regular season play.
In the 2005 BIG EAST preseason poll, the Hoyas ranked fourth in the Blue Division, behind third-ranked Seton Hall.
Junior forward Ricky Schramm (Eastchester, N.Y./Fordham Prep) is tied for third in the league with 16 points and is tied with two other players with seven goals in BIG EAST action. Senior Ben Jefferson-Dow (Seattle, Wash./Roosevelt (SMU)) also ranks among the league's top ten with five goals, three of which are game-winners.
Senior co-captain Brent Plumley (Holden, Mass./Wachusett (Pa.) Regional) is tied with six other BIG EAST players with four assists.
Junior goalkeeper Andrew Keszler (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman) is averaging almost four saves per contest and has posted three shutouts this season and seven in his career.
The Hoyas rank fifth in the South Atlantic Region's NSCAA Regional poll and GU has fallen out of the NSCAA National poll after the Providence loss.
After this weekend, Georgetown returns home for three straight games, first hosting Maryland on Tuesday, October 11.