Sept. 16, 2014
WASHINGTON - The No. 13 Georgetown University men's soccer squad (2-1-3) will travel to Princeton, N.J., on Wednesday to battle the Princeton University Tigers at Roberts Stadium. Wednesday's contest will televised live on ESPNU with Peter Pranica calling the action and Richard Broad on color commentary.
On Monday, junior forward Brandon Allen (Old Bridge, N.J./St. Joseph's) earned weekly honors as he helped the then-No. 6 Georgetown University men's soccer squad to a 0-1-1 week against two tough opponents. It is the second-consecutive week that Allen has been recognized by the conference.
Allen was named to the honor roll after scoring a pair of goals on the week. In the 2-1 overtime loss to Virginia Commonwealth University, Allen scored GU's lone goal in the 50th minute. The Rams eventually tied it to send it into extra time. On Sunday, Allen scored in the 33rd minute against the then-No. 9 UC Irvine Anteaters. The Hoyas and Anteaters tied, 1-1, after 110 minutes of soccer.
Allen leads the team in scoring with 10 points on four goals and two assists. Sophomore forward Alex Muyl (New York, N.Y./Bard) is second on the team with five points (2 G, 1 A) while junior forward Melvin Snoh (Coatesville, Pa./Malvern Prep) has tallied one goal and one assist for three points. Senior goalkeeper Tomas Gomez (Webster Groves, Mo./Webster Groves) has two shutouts on the season and has tallied 19 saves so far this year.
Princeton is 1-1-1 and coming off of its first win of the season, a 5-4 game at Seton Hall on Sunday. The Tigers have played two overtime games this season, suffering a 3-2 loss in the season opener at FDU before a scoreless draw with St. John's in the home opener on Wednesday, Sept. 10.
Senior Cameron Porter has scored three goals to lead the team in scoring. Senior Julian Griggs has five points on two goals and one assist. Junior Thomas Sanner and senior Myles McGinley have three points apiece, with Sanner scoring a goal and an assist and McGinley getting all three of his points via assists. Junior Andrew Doar has one goal to his credit and classmate Nico Hurtado has one helper. Junior Ben Hummel has been Princeton's go-to goalkeeper. He has a 2.09 GAA and a .667 save percentage making 14 saves on 21 shots and has been credited with one shutout.
Georgetown is 5-0-1 all-time against the Tigers and 1-0-1 in New Jersey. The squads have met four times in the past four seasons with the Blue & Gray holding a 3-0-1 record. Last year, Georgetown won, 3-2, as Allen, Tyler Rudy (Olney, Md./Sherwood) and Steve Neumann all scored.
Fans can watch the game on ESNPU at 7 p.m. Additionally, live stats will be available through Princeton's athletic website.