Oct. 12, 2012
WASHINGTON - The No. 10/14 Georgetown University men's soccer team will face its third top ten opponent in four games on Saturday afternoon as the squad hosts the Marquette University Golden Eagles at 1 p.m., at North Kehoe Field. The Hoyas are currently 11-2-1 overall and 2-2-0 in BIG EAST play. The Blue & Gray has just four games remaining in the season, all against Blue Division opponents, as the team looks to finish strong.
The Hoyas are coming off of a 2-0 win over Lehigh University of Tuesday which closed out the non-conference schedule for the season with a non-league record of 9-0-1. Junior forward Steve Neumann (New Hope, Pa./Council Rock North) started off the scoring with a goal in the 12th minute, and freshman forward Brandon Allen (Old Bridge, N.J./St. Joseph's) added another in the 48th minute to make the final 2-0 and snap and two-game losing streak for the Hoyas.
Leading the way for Georgetown is Allen who has 20 points with nine goals including six game winners as well as two assists. Neumann has 13 points with three goals and a team and conference-high seven assists, while senior forward Andy Riemer (McLean, Va./Georgetown Prep) rounds out the top three with six goals for 12 points.
In the net, sophomore goalkeeper Tomas Gomez (Webster Groves, Mo./Webster Groves) has appeared in eight games with 26 saves and three shutouts to his credit.
The Golden Eagles (12-0-0, 3-0-0 BIG EAST) got a late goal from senior striker Andy Huftalin in the 80th minute of 1-0 shutout over Northern Illinois at Valley Fields this past Tuesday to remain perfect on the season. MU has won 13 consecutive regular-season matches dating back to last October, the longest winning streak in NCAA Division I men's soccer, and is one of two teams (Cornell) in the nation to win every game on its ledger going into the weekend.
MU is looking for its fifth-consecutive road win and 13th straight to open the season. The Golden Eagles boast a 20-3-1 record in their last 24 regular-season matches dating back to last season. One of those three losses came against GU.
Georgetown is 6-1-0 all-time against the Golden Eagles. Last year, the Hoyas won, 3-2, in Milwaukee as Neumann hit goals in the 80th and 84th minutes to capture the victory. In the last meeting at North Kehoe Field, the Hoyas won 6-2. The Blue & Gray is 3-0 all-time at home against Marquette.
On Saturday, Georgetown will also be welcoming back its men's soccer alumni. There will be an alumni game at Kehoe Field earlier in the day, and at halftime, all of the alums will be recognized as well as members of the 1997 team which is celebrating the 15th anniversary of its run to the NCAA Tournament.
Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. at North Kehoe Field. Live stats and a webcast featuring Dan Helfrich and Tom Greaser will be available at www.GUHoyas.com.