Oct. 14, 2014 WASHINGTON -
The No. 3 Georgetown University men's soccer team (7-1-4, 2-0-1 BIG EAST) will host the Providence College Friars (6-2-1, 1-0-1 BIG EAST) in a BIG EAST Conference matchup on Wednesday at 10 a.m., at Shaw Field. The contest was moved up due the forecast of inclement weather in the Washington, D.C. region. The game will still be broadcast live on the BIG EAST Digital Network with GU alums Dan Helfrich and Tom Greaser calling the actions.
On Monday, junior defender Keegan Rosenberry (Ronks, Pa./Lancaster Mennonite) was named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week, marking the third-consecutive week that a Georgetown player has won the award. The men's soccer team went 1-0-0 last week in BIG EAST play.
Rosenberry led a Georgetown defense that did not allow a single DePaul shot in the second half of Saturday's 2-0 victory in Chicago. Following a scoreless first half, the Hoya defense clamped down and let the offense go to work, with GU outshooting DPU 8-0 over the second 45:00. Rosenberry even contributed offensively by netting the game-winner at 69:59 for his first-career goal. The Blue Demons managed just one shot on goal for the game and four total shots.
It was the second time in his career that Rosenberry won the award and the Hoyas' fourth Defensive Player of the Week honor this season.
Junior forward Brandon Allen (Old Bridge, N.J./St. Joseph) leads the team and the conference in scoring with 20 points on nine goals and two assists. Sophomore forward Alex Muyl (New York, N.Y./Bard) is second on the team with ten 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. Senior goalkeeper Tomas Gomez (Webster Groves, Mo./Webster Groves) has seven shutouts on the season and has tallied 30 saves so far this year.
Providence defeated Villanova, 2-1, at the Ray Treacy Track and Field Complex on Saturday, for their first BIG EAST win of the season. Senior Fabio Machado scored the game-winning goal for the Friars. Markus Naglestad leads the team with five goals and two assists for 12 points. Machado and Mac Steeves both have 11 points on the year. In goal, Keasel Broome has posted three shutouts with 26 saves to his credit.
The Hoyas are 13-12-2 all-time against the Friars and 6-7 at home. Last season, the squads met twice. In the regular season, Georgetown won, 1-0, as Goodman scored the game winner on an assist from Rudy in Rhode Island. The squads played to a scoreless tie in the BIG EAST Tournament Semifinal, but Georgetown failed to advance by a 5-4 decision in penalty kicks.
Kickoff is scheduled for 10 a.m., at Shaw Field. Live stats will be available through www.GUHoyas.com.
The game will be broadcast live on the BIG EAST Digital Network with Dan Helfrich calling the action and Tom Greaser on color. To access the Fox Sports Go app on your mobile or tablet you can download it for free from the Fox website (http://www.foxsports.com/foxsportsgo/), ITunes and the App Store. Once you've downloaded the app you will be taken to the Fox Sports Go landing page. To access BIG EAST content simply click on "All Channels" and select the BIG EAST tab. To access the Fox Sports Go website on your desktop you have to confirm your cable subscription. Enter your username and password obtained from your cable provider.