Nov. 28, 2015
WASHINGTON - The No. 2/1, and third-seeded, Georgetown University men's soccer squad will host the No. RV/16 Boston College Eagles on Sunday afternoon in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at Shaw Field at 1 p.m. The Hoyas are 16-2-2 on the season and defeated Hofstra University, 3-0, in the second round. The Eagles defeated 14th-seeded USF, 2-1, in overtime on Sunday night to advance and enter the game with a mark of 11-7-1.
On Sunday, the Hoyas defeated Hofstra University, 3-0, following a first-round bye in the tournament. Sophomore forward Arun Basuljevic (Mahopac, N.Y./Mahopac) scored the game winner just five minutes in, while senior forward Brandon Allen (Old Bridge, N.J./St. Joseph) made history scoring his 50th career goal to become the all-time leader in program history. Junior forward Alex Muyl (New York, N.Y./Bard) rounded out the scoring with a goal in the final second of the contest.
The Hoyas are 8-4-4 overall in the NCAA Tournament and 1-1-1 in the Sweet 16. As a team, the Hoyas won the BIG EAST Regular Season Championship as well as the BIG EAST Tournament to earn the program's first ever title and automatic NCAA Tournament berth.
Georgetown has won a program-record 14-consecutive games and is also on a 17-game unbeaten streak.
Allen leads the team in scoring with 31 points on a team-high 12 goals as well as seven assists. Muyl is second with six goals and a squad-best 10 assists for 22 points. Basuljevic rounds out the top three with 16 points on six goals and four assists for the year. Freshman goalkeeper JT Marcinkowski (Alamo, Calif./De La Salle) has been impressive in the net with 59 saves to his credit over 20 games as well as nine shutouts.
Freshman Simon Enstrom led Boston College to a pair of NCAA Tournament victories last week. He was credited with both game-winning goals to advance the men's soccer team to the round of 16. Enstrom scored in the 71st minute in the 1-0 win against Vermont on Thursday night. He then tallied the golden goal at 14th-seeded USF in the eighth minute of overtime to advance the Eagles to the third round of the NCAA Tournament.
Boston College went 4-4 in the powerful ACC falling to Clemson University, 3-0, in the ACC Tournament. The Eagles earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.
Georgetown is 8-6-1 all-time against Boston College, and 5-2-1 at home. This will be the first meeting between the teams that is not a conference game, with every prior meeting coming when the Eagles were a part of the BIG EAST Conference. The last game was a 1-1 double overtime tie in Washington, D.C., in 2004.
Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m., at Shaw Field. Tickets will be available at the gate. A strict bag policy will be enforced by University Public Safety. Fans are encouraged to leave all bags at home.
The game will be broadcast free on GUHoyas.com with Dan Helfrich and Tom Greaser calling the action. Live stats will also be available through GU's athletic website.
The winner of Sunday's match advances to the quarterfinals on Dec. 4 or 5. The Hoyas have secured home-field advantage through the quarterfinals.