Oct. 10, 2014 WASHINGTON -
The No. 5 Georgetown University men's soccer squad will continue BIG EAST Conference play at DePaul University (4-5-2, 1-1-0 BIG EAST) on Saturday afternoon at Wish Field at 1 p.m. ET. The Hoyas are currently 6-1-4 on the season and 1-0-1 in BIG EAST Conference play.
On Monday, sophomore defender Joshua Yaro (Santa Barbara, Calif./Cate School) was named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week, while senior goalkeeper Tomas Gomez (Webster Groves, Mo./Webster Groves) received a spot on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll.
Yaro helped the Hoyas to a pair of shutouts on the week. In the non-conference finale, Yaro marked Hermann Trophy-candidate Dan Metzger as the Hoyas downed the University of Maryland, 1-0, in College Park, Md., on Tuesday evening. On Saturday, Georgetown and No. 12 Marquette University played to a scoreless, double-overtime tie at Shaw Field. Yaro spent a majority of the game battling Hermann candidate and his former teammate, C. Nortey.
Gomez added two more shutouts on the season to total six for 2014. He tallied two saves at Maryland and managed four saves including some key stops late in the tie against Marquette in BIG EAST Conference play.
Junior forward Brandon Allen (Old Bridge, N.J./St. Joseph) leads the team and the conference in scoring with 18 points on eight goals and two assists. Sophomore forward Alex Muyl (New York, N.Y./Bard) is second on the team with 10 points and a league-best six assists, while senior midfielder Tyler Rudy (Olney, Md./Sherwood), freshman midfielder Arun Basuljevic (Mahopac, N.Y./Mahopac), sophomore midfielder Bakie Goodman (Sarasota, Fla./Pine View School for the Gifted) and senior midfielder Austin Martz (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Mechanicsburg) are tied for third with four points apiece. Gomez has six shutouts on the season and has tallied 29 saves so far this year.
Georgetown is currently second in the BIG EAST and is without a loss since Sept. 11. The Blue & Gray has also posted four-consecutive shutouts.
The Blue Demons saw Villanova score four goals in the first half of a 4-0 loss in DePaul's BIG EAST Road debut that evened the team's BIG EAST record at 1-1-0 and dropped the overall record to 4-5-2. Villanova outshot DePaul, 21-13, and had an 8-2 advantage in shots on goal, the Blue Demons outshot Villanova 11-5 in the second half.
Georgetown is 4-0-1 all-time against the Blue Demons. Last season, the Hoyas defeated DePaul, 6-0, at Shaw Field. In the lone meeting away from home in 2005, GU won by a score of 4-3 in overtime. Georgetown has not played at DePaul since 2005 despite being in the same conference beginning that season. No Hoya has played at Wish Field and Georgetown Head Coach Brian Wiese has never coached there in his time at Georgetown or previously.
Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET. Live stats and a free webcast will be available through the Blue Demons' athletic website.