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Hoyas avoid 0-5 conference start, beat St. John's

Hoyas avoid 0-5 conference start, beat St. John's

WASHINGTON -- L.J. Peak made 10 straight free throws and scored 16 points, and Georgetown beat St. John's 83-55 on Monday night for the Hoyas' first Big East victory this season.

Georgetown went on a 22-2 run, spanning halftime, to take control. St. John's didn't make its second field goal of the second half until Marcus LoVett's 3-pointer at the 9:17 mark and the Red Storm's fifth make after halftime came with 22.2 seconds left on Malik Ellison's dunk.

St. John's scored 18 points in the final 20 minutes on 5-of-25 shooting and turned it over 11 times.

Rodney Pryor and Jagan Mosely each scored 13 points for Georgetown (9-8, 1-4). Mosely made 7 of 8 free-throw attempts as the Hoyas were 27 of 33 (81.8 percent). Marcus Derrickson added 11 points.

Shamorie Ponds scored 12 points on 3-of-11 shooting for St. John's (8-10, 2-3), which finished at 27.6 percent from the floor.

St. John's has lost 12 straight games at Georgetown.

Georgetown’s Dylan Nealis among local players selected in MLS Super Draft

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Georgetown’s Dylan Nealis among local players selected in MLS Super Draft

Thursday was a momentous day for many college soccer standouts particularly in the surrounding D.C. area. 

From UVa, to Georgetown, UMBC and James Madison, there were a few impressive standouts selected in the first and second rounds of the MLS Super Draft.

Here are some of the some players who were selected to new rosters:

Inter Miami CF selected Georgetown senior midfielder Dylan Nealis with the third overall pick. Nealis became the first senior in program history to pre-sign with the MLS after graduating from Georgetown in December.

Additionally, his teammate senior Achara was picked 25th overall by Toronto FC. Both seniors lead the Hoyas to their first ever NCAA Championship in a 3-3 double overtime win that resulted in the Hoyas dominating 7-6 in pentalty kicks. 

The Virginia Men’s soccer team has three players selected into the first two rounds of the draft for the first time in program history. Sophomore forward Daryl Dike, who scored ten goals this season including three in the College Cup and had eight assists, was selected 5th overall by Orlando City. 

His teammate, junior defenseman Henry Kessler was selected immediately after Dike at 6th overall by New England. Kessler had one goal this year.

Robin Afamefuna, UVa’s senior midfielder/defender was selected No.37 overall, in the second round by Colorado. This season Afamefuna has two goals and two assists. 

UMBC's senior defender Jon Bell was chosen by the San Jose Earthquakes as the 38th overall pick and the 12th of the second round.

From JMU, senior midfielder Manuel Ferriol was selected 40th overall by FC Dallas. Ferriol finished his JMU career appearing in 64 games, with 32 goals, tied for eighth on the Dukes all-time list. Ferriol even set a new single-season program record of 16 goals, 6 assists and a single-season record of 38 points. 

The third and fourth rounds will take place on January 13th. 

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Georgetown goes down to Providence without Mac McClung

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Georgetown goes down to Providence without Mac McClung

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Alpha Diallo tied his season-high with 20 points as Providence beat Georgetown 76-60 on Tuesday.

Luwane Pipkins had 14 points for Providence (8-6, 1-0 Big East Conference). A.J. Reeves added 13 points. David Duke had 10 points, eight assists and six rebounds for the hosts.

Providence dominated the first half and led 54-23 at the break. Both teams set season lows for scoring during the game. The Friars' 22 points in the second half were the lowest of the season for the hosts, while the 23 points in the first half for the Hoyas marked the fewest of the season for the visitors.

Omer Yurtseven had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Hoyas (10-4, 0-1), whose six-game win streak ended with the loss. Terrell Allen added 10 points. Jahvon Blair had 10 points.

Providence takes on DePaul on the road on Saturday. Georgetown matches up against Seton Hall on the road on Friday.

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