Nov. 7, 2008
Washington, D.C. - The Georgetown University men's soccer team will travel to Tampa, Fla., this weekend for a BIG EAST Tournament quarterfinal match versus the No. 16/10 University of South Florida Bulls on Sunday. The third-seeded Hoyas defeated Cincinnati earlier this week to advance in the conference tournament and face South Florida, the second seed from the Red Division.
Georgetown is 11-4-3 on the season and has shown some sparks on offense in its last two outings. The team is led by senior Peter Grasso (Burr Ridge,Ill./Hinsdale Central) who has seven goals and two assists for 16 points on the season. Goalkeeper Matthew Brutto (Warrington, Pa./Central Bucks South) and the Hoya back four have also been steady all season allowing just 14 goals in 18 games with ten shutouts to their credit.
USF is 11-4-2 and comes into the game with a week's rest thanks to a first round bye. The Bulls finished with a 7-3-1 mark in league play and are currently ranked in the national polls. USF is a defensive-minded squad that has allowed just 10 goals on the season, but scored only 18 in 17 contests.
The Hoyas will look to avenge two previous losses on Sunday. Last year, USF eliminated Georgetown from the BIG EAST Tournament in the first round down in Tampa. Earlier this season, the Hoyas fell 2-1 at North Kehoe Field thanks to a late Bull goal.
Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. A webcast and live stats will be available at the BIG EAST's Championship Central at www.BIGEAST.org.