WASHINGTON - The No. 10 Georgetown University men's soccer squad (11-2-1, 5-1-0 BIG EAST) will host the Providence College Friars on Wednesday in a 2 p.m. matchup at Shaw Field. The game will be broadcast live on the BIG EAST Digital Network (BEDN) with Dan Helfrich and Tom Greaser calling the action.
On Monday, three Hoyas earned BIG EAST Conference honors. Senior midfielder Christopher Lema (Ridgefield, N.J./Ridgefield Memorial) was named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week and junior JT Marcinkowski (Alamo, Calif./De La Salle) earned BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week honors. Rounding out the awards was freshman midfielder Jacob Montes (Lake Worth, Fla./Beaverton [Ore.]), who was named the BIG EAST Freshman of the Week.
Lema had a five-point week in two wins for the Hoyas last week. Lema’s two goals and an assist led the league in points and goals. Lema’s two goals came in the 3-0 win over Seton Hall on Saturday as he scored the first goal in the eighth minute and the third goal in the 56th. Lema also assisted the game-winning goal against then-No. 3 Maryland last Tuesday in non-league action.
Marcinkowski had a 13-save, two-shutout week for the Hoyas, keeping GU on the top of the league standings. His stats in goal led the conference in saves, saves per game (6.50), save percentage (1.000), goals against average (0.00) and shutouts. In Georgetown’s win over Seton Hall on Saturday, Marcinkowski stopped five Pirate shots on goal to maintain the shutout. On Tuesday against Maryland, Marcinkowski had a season-high eight saves to preserve a one-goal win for GU and end Maryland’s 30-match regular season home winning streak.
On Tuesday, Marcinkowski was also named the United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division I Player of the Week.
Montes had a three-point week for Georgetown, extending the Hoyas win streak to three matches. Montes scored the game-winning goal, his first-career goal, at Maryland, netting the goal in the 88th minute. Montes added an assist in Georgetown’s win against Seton Hall, assisting fellow freshman Derek Dodson’s (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) goal in the 11th minute.
Dodson is leading the way for the Blue & Gray with six goals and two assists for 14 points on the season. He is followed by sophomore forward Achara (Enugu, Nigeria/Berkshire School [Mass.]) with six goals and one assist for 13 points on the year. Senior midfielder Declan McCabe (Weston, Mass./The Rivers School) and Lema round out the top three with 10 points apiece on the year.
In the goal, Marcinkowski has made 46 saves with a 0.63 GAA in 1188:48 minutes played. He also has seven shutouts on the year.
The Friars hold a 4-7-3 overall record and a 1-2-3 record in the BIG EAST. The team is coming off of a 0-0 draw with Creighton on Saturday. Colin Miller made six saves en route to his third shutout of the season. Mac Steeves leads the team with 19 points on three goals and eight assists, while Joao Serrano has eight points on two goals and four assists. In net, Miller enters the game with a 4-5-3 record, a .746 save percentage and a 1.15 goals against average.
The Hoyas are 15-13-2 all-time against Providence and 7-8 at home. Last year, Georgetown won, 1-0, in Rhode Island on a goal from Brett Campbell. The last meeting at Shaw Field was a 1-0 victory off of another goal from Campbell during the 2015 campaign.
Live stats will be available at www.GUHoyas.com.
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