Georgetown Matches Up Against Maryland in National Men's Soccer Semifinal

Georgetown has advanced to the College Cup for the first time in men's soccer program history. The third-seeded Hoyas will face No. 2 seed Maryland at Regions Park in Hoover, Ala., at 5 p.m. ET on Dec. 7 in a game televised on ESPNU.

 

The other semifinal will feature Creighton and Indiana at 7:30 p.m., with the two semifinal winners advancing to the title game on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. ET.

 

Georgetown hosted Cinderella-story San Diego in the quarterfinal round on Dec. 1, posting a 3-1 victory. The Hoyas advanced to the quarterfinals on penalty kicks, battling to a double-overtime 1-1 draw against Syracuse on Nov. 25 at home in the third round. GU won the penalty kicks round 4-2 to reach the quarterfinals. The Hoyas (19-3-2) earned a No. 3 seed in the NCAA Championship, earning a bye to the second round, where they defeated Charlotte 1-0.

 

The Terrapins are advancing to their 12th College Cup appearance in program history after they defeated Louisville 3-1 at home on Dec. 1. The Terps played two BIG EAST opponents during the regular season, defeating the Cardinals 3-0 on Aug. 26 and recording a 2-1 win against Rutgers on Oct. 9. Maryland defeated Brown (2-0) and Coastal Carolina (2-1 in overtime) to reach the quarterfinal round.

 

Georgetown earned a share of the BIG EAST Blue Division regular-season title and reached the BIG EAST Championship game, falling to Notre Dame by one goal in double-overtime. Georgetown is led by BIG EAST Rookie of the Year Brandon Allen, who has 32 points on 15 goals and two assists.

 

Junior Steve Neumann has 27 points on seven goals and a team-high 13 assists. Tomas Gomez, in net for the Hoyas, has a 0.74 goals-against average.

 

The Hoyas, ranked No. 6 in the most recent NSCAA national poll, were on a seven-game winning streak prior to the BIG EAST title game against Notre Dame. The trip to the NCAA Championship is the first since 2010, when the Hoyas lost on penalty kicks in second round.