Oct. 28, 2011
The Providence College men's soccer team will travel to Washington, D.C. to play No. 19 Georgetown on Saturday, October 29 at 1:00 p.m. It will mark the final regular-season for both teams who both already have clinched a BIG EAST playoff berth.
Providence (9-6-1, 4-3-1) is currently tied for fifth place in the BIG EAST Blue Division with 13 points, three points behind third place Georgetown. Providence could finish as high as third place or as low as sixth. The Friars are coming off a 2-1 loss against Notre Dame on October 26 to end their three-match winning streak. Junior Marc Cintron (Piscataway, N.J.) scored the lone for the Friars as senior co-captain John Raley (St. Inigoes, Md.) assisted on the goal.
Freshman Marcos Ugarte (Providence, R.I.) leads the team in scoring with five goals and three assists for 15 points, while sophomore Greg Davis (Jamaica, N.Y.) is second with five goals and two assists for 12 points. Cintron has 10 points on three goals and a team-high four assists. Senior goalkeeper Jhojan Obando (Kissimmee, Fla.) has a played in all 16 matches and has a 1.06 goals against average and six shutouts.
Georgetown (10-3-4, 5-2-1 BIG EAST) is unbeaten (2-0-1) in its last three matches, including a 6-2 win over Pittsburgh on October 26. Steve Neumann had two goals and one assist for the Hoyas who scored four times in the second half to break a 2-2 tie. The Hoyas could finish as his as first place in the Blue Division or as low as sixth place.
Neumann leads the team in scoring with 11 goals and seven assists for 29 points, while Ian Christianson (five goals, one assist) and Andy Remer (four goals, three assists) are tied for second with 11 points each. In goal, Tomas Gomez has played in 15 matches and has a 0.75 goals against average with seven shutouts.
Last season, Georgetown defeated Providence, 1-0, on October 9 in Providence. However, the Friars toppled the Hoyas, 2-1, in the Quarterfinals of the BIG EAST Tournament on November 6. Cintron scored the game winner and Giuseppe Guerriero (Essex, Mass.) also scored for the Friars. The all-time series between the two teams is tied, 11-11-1, with Providence winning three of the last four encounters.
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