Oct. 27, 2015
WASHINGTON - The No. 9/7 Georgetown University men's soccer squad will host the Seton Hall University Pirates (0-12-1, 0-6-0 BIG EAST) in a BIG EAST Conference matchup on Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m., at Shaw Field. The Hoyas are currently 10-2-2 on the season and 6-0-0 in BIG EAST Conference play, tying the squad for first place with No. 1/1 Creighton University.
On Saturday, the squad shut out the St. John's University Red Storm in a BIG EAST matchup at Belson Stadium in Queens, N.Y. The win set a new program record for consecutive shutouts with six breaking the record set in 1998. Additionally, it continued GU's 11-game unbeaten streak, tying the program record set in 2012 and marked Head Coach Brian Wiese's first win at St. John's in his career. The Blue & Gray has yet to give up a goal in BIG EAST play.
The win clinched a berth in the BIG EAST Championship for the Hoyas. Georgetown and Creighton are two of the six teams that are guaranteed a spot in the six-squad postseason tournament.
On Monday, junior defender Joshua Yaro (Santa Barbara, Calif./Cate School) was named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts in the St. John's win. Yaro helped the defense to its sixth-consecutive shutouts with a goal-saving clear late in the second half.
Senior Brandon Allen (Old Bridge, N.J./St. Joseph) was named to the weekly honor roll for scoring the game winner against SJU.
Allen leads the team in scoring with 18 points on a team-high six goals as well as six assists. Junior forward Alex Muyl (New York, N.Y./Bard) is second with four goals and a squad-best seven assists for 15 points. Sophomore midfielder Arun Basuljevic (Mahopac, N.Y./Mahopac) rounds out the top three with 13 points on five goals and three assists for the year. Freshman goalkeeper JT Marcinkowski (Alamo, Calif./De La Salle) has been impressive in the net with 45 saves to his credit over 14 games as well as seven shutouts.
The Seton Hall men's soccer team suffered a 3-0 setback to Butler on Saturday night at Owen T. Carroll Field. The Bulldogs got in the board with the match less than two minutes old and never looked back. Seton Hall is led by Samuel Geiler and Andres Arcila who had seven points apiece. Two keepers have split time in the net as Julian Spindler has 27 saves, and Brandon Barnes has posted 16 stops on the season.
The Hoyas are 16-16-2 all-time against the Pirates with a mark of 8-7-1 at home. Georgetown has won six of the last seven meetings, but fell last year, 1-0, in South Orange, N.J. In the last meeting at home, the Blue & Gray won by a score of 8-0 during the 2013 season.
Wednesday is also Dumb and Dumber Day at Shaw Field. The day is a tribute to the 1994 movie and events will include a raffle for a Samsonite briefcase with proceeds benefitting the Owl Foundation, music from the movie, free parking for those arriving on mopeds, a Georgetown Big Gulp Cup Giveaway, the starting lineups announced in an Australian accent and the chance to win a book on how to start a worm farm.
Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m., at Shaw Field. Live stats will be available through www.GUHoyas.com.
The game will be broadcast for free on the BIG EAST Digital Network featuring Dan Helfrich and Tom Greaser calling the action. To watch, download the FOX Sports GO app for iOS, Android, Kindle Fire tablets and phones and select Windows devices to view BIG EAST Digital Network games on-the-go. The FOX Sports GO platform can also be accessed at FOXSportsGO.com on desktops.