PISCATAWAY, N.J. (September 21, 2012) – Rutgers men’s soccer (3-2-0) will travel to Washington, D.C., to begin BIG EAST play at Georgetown on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 1 p.m.
The Scarlet Knights, winners of two straight, are opening conference action on the road for the first time since the 2008 season. Rutgers is 9-6-2 in BIG EAST openers and 2-3-1 when playing its first league game of the season on the road.
Rutgers defeated the College of Charleston 1-0 on a game-winner from junior forward Kene Eze (Sayreville, N.J.). Freshman midfielder Mael Corboz (Green Brook, N.J.) leads the squad with two goals, while Eze and freshman defender Mitchell Taintor (Storrs, Conn.) are the other two Scarlet Knights to score, adding one goal apiece.
Senior goalkeeper Kevin McMullen (Blackwood, N.J.) has three shutouts on the season, which ties his career high. He has played every minute in goal for the Scarlet Knights, posting a 0.80 goals against average, 19 saves and a .826 save percentage.
Rutgers is 6-9-2 all-time against Georgetown, having lost the previous two meetings. The Scarlet Knights are 2-5 in games at the Hoyas’ home field.
Georgetown enters Saturday’s contest 7-0-1 overall and winners of two straight. The Hoyas are led by Brandon Allen and Andy Riemer who each have five goals on the season as GU has outscored opponents 14-6. Tomas Gomez is 6-0-1 with two shutouts. He has a 0.82 goals against average and .793 save percentage.
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