No. 20/23 Hoyas to Face Stony Brook on Wednesday

Georgetown moves into the national rankings

Captain Sean Bellomy and the Hoyas have started the season 4-0.

Sept. 9, 2008

Washington, D.C. - The No. 20/23 Georgetown University men's soccer team will face the Stony Brook Seawolves on Wednesday at 3 p.m., at North Kehoe Field. The Hoyas are currently 4-0 for the season and have moved into the national rankings earning the No. 20 position in this week's NSCAA/adidas poll and the No. 23 spot in the Soccer America edition.

"It's nice to be acknowledged in the rankings but at this stage in the season it ends up being a potential distraction for what's important," said Head Coach Brian Wiese. "What is important is getting ready for Stony Brook and keeping our focus on a very good team that is going to give us all we can handle."

The Blue and Gray's 4-0 record gives them the best overall mark in the BIG EAST with only Seton Hall matching. This is GU's best start since 2000 and fifth-best of all-time. It also marks the first time in program history that the squad has posted four shutouts to begin the year with the defense currently holding a streak of 360 scoreless minutes.

On Monday, the BIG EAST named sophomore Ibu Otegbeye (Winter Park, Fla./Winter Park) to the men's soccer honor roll after the defender had a pair of assists in Georgetown's victory over Davidson.

Stony Brook is the second America East team to visit the Hoyas this week. On Sunday, GU defeated Hartford, 6-0, at North Kehoe Field. The Seawolves come in with a 1-2-1 record, most recently defeating Long Island, 2-1.

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