The Georgetown University men's soccer team is headed to the Big East Semifinals after defeating Marquette 2-1 at Shaw Field on Tuesday afternoon. The Hoyas largely controlled the run of play, though Marquette did have a number of dangerous counter-attacks that the Hoyas were largely able to snuff out.
After a scoreless first half, the Hoyas opened the scoring with a goal from freshman Arun Basuljevic in the 59th minute. Melvin Snoh made a beautiful pass to the recently-crowned Big East Rookie of the Year and Basuljevic slammed it home.
Marquette followed-up quickly with a quick breakout down the left flank in the 61st minute. Louis Bennett II snapped off a very dangerous cross and after it just missed the head of a streaking Marquette forward, it was headed in to the net by a Hoya defender for an own goal. It was a really tough break for the Hoyas, but it was an excellent cross form Bennett.
Just 3 minutes later, the Hoyas re-took the lead on a back post goal from senior Austin Martz. Martz took a cross from freshman Christopher Lema and deposited it for his third goal of the season.
From there, the Hoyas were able to hold on. Both teams actually had a few opportunities down the stretch, but none found the back of the net and the Hoyas advanced in the Big East Championship.
The semifinals take place at PPL Park in Chester, PA on Friday and the Hoyas will play the #2 seed Xavier Musketeers. Game time is TBD, but the game will be on Big East Digital Network again.