No. 24 Georgetown Travels to No. 1 Connecticut This Weekend

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Tyler Rudy

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Tyler Rudy
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Oct. 21, 2011

WASHINGTON -

The No. 20 Georgetown University men's soccer team will complete its two-game road trip in Storrs, Conn., on Saturday for an evening matchup with the No. 1 University of Connecticut Huskies in BIG EAST Blue Division play.  The contest marks the second of a tough two-game road trip for the Blue & Gray who defeated Marquette University on Wednesday, 3-2. 

Georgetown (9-3-3, 4-2-0 BIG EAST) downed the Marquette Golden Eagles in an exciting fashion on Wednesday evening in Milwaukee.  Sophomore Steve Neumann (New Hope, Pa./Council Rock North) scored two goals in the final 10 minutes to help the Blue & Gray to the 3-2 victory.  It marked Marquette's first BIG EAST loss and gave the Hoyas three valuable conference road points.

Leading the way for Georgetown is Neumann who has 24 points with nine goals, including five game winners, and six assists. Junior Andy Riemer (McLean, Va./Georgetown Prep) has 11 points on four goals and three assists and junior Ian Christianson (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Christian Life) has tallied four goals with one assist for nine points to rank third.  Freshman goalkeeper Tomas Gomez (Webster Groves, Mo./Webster Groves) has been solid in the net with 54 saves and a GAA of 0.81 as well as six shutouts to his credit.

The Hoyas have played in six overtime games so far this season and have six shutouts on the year.

Connecticut is 13-1-1 on the season and 4-1-1 in conference play after suffering its first loss of the season on Tuesday evening against West Virginia University by a score of 2-0.  The Huskies are a perfect 8-0 at home and have defeated six ranked opponents so far this season.

The Huskies are led in points and goals by sophomore Mamadou Diouf who has eight goals for 16 points on the year. Senior Tony Cascio has six assists on the season to lead the squad in helpers along with three goals to have 10 points tying junior Carlos Alvarez for second in scoring. Freshman Andre Blake has 58 saves with a GAA 0.32 and 10 shutouts on the year.

Georgetown is 9-13-2 all-time against Connecticut after the Hoyas defeated the then-No. 6 Huskies at North Kehoe Field with Neumann scoring the game winner a season ago.  The victory gave the Blue & Gray the Blue Division BIG EAST Regular Season Championship.  The last game in Connecticut was in 2009 when the Hoyas fell, 1-0.  

Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium. Live stats and a webcast will be available at www.GUHoyas.com.


 

 

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