Sept. 19, 2015
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University men's soccer squad will continue non-conference play at West Virginia University (2-4) on Sunday afternoon at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium at 4 p.m. The Hoyas are currently 2-2-2 on the season with just two non-conference games remaining.
On Thursday, GU played to a 2-2 draw against the Virginia Commonwealth University Rams in Richmond, Va. The Hoyas scored early, but a late goal in regulation allowed the Rams to tie it up and hold on for the tie.
On Monday, Brandon Allen (Old Bridge, N.J./St. Joseph) and JT Marcinkowski (Alamo, Calif./De La Salle) were both named BIG EAST Players of the Week. Allen was named the Offensive Player of the Week, while Marcinkowski was both the Rookie of the Week and the Goalkeeper of the Week. Additionally, Allen earned a spot on the CollegeSoccerNews.com Team of the Week.
Allen led the BIG EAST last week in all scoring categories: points (7), goals (2) and assists (3). In the Hoyas' 3-1 victory over then-No. 1 UCLA, the senior forward assisted on two of the three goals, including the final goal in the 88th minute in a three-on-two situation to seal the victory. On Saturday, Allen added two goals and an assist in a 5-2 victory over Radford.
Rookie keeper Marcinkowski went 2-0 in a week that included a victory over then-No. 1 UCLA at home. The Alamo, Calif., native collected 10 saves for the week with six against the Bruins, holding them to just one goal in a 3-1 Hoya win. Marcinkowski gave up just two goals for the week. He managed four saves in the 5-2 win against Radford. His 10 saves for the week were a league best.
Junior Alex Muyl (New York, N.Y./Bard) leads the team in scoring with eight points on three goals and two assists on the season. Allen has seven points on two goals and three assists while sophomore midfielder Arun Basuljevic (Mahopac, N.Y./Mahopac) rounds out the top three with two goals and one assist for the year. Marcinkowski has been impressive in the net with 27 saves to his credit over six games.
West Virginia lost to Wright State, 3-1, on Tuesday night in Dayton, Ohio. Senior Ryan Cain scored his team-leading fifth goal for the Mountaineers in the first half, but the Raiders answered with three goals after the intermission. WVU has wins over San Francisco (6-0) and James Madison (6-2) so far this season.
The Hoyas are 12-5 all-time against the Mountaineers and 4-4 on the road in Morgantown. The last meeting was a 3-0 victory at home during the 2013 season. The last game at WVU was a 1-0 loss during the 2011 season.
Kickoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. Live stats and a webcast will be available through www.GUHoyas.com.