March 3, 2012
WASHINGTON - Junior attackmen Travis Comeau (Red Deer, Alberta[Canada]/The Hill Academy) scored a career-high six goals to help the Georgetown University men's lacrosse team (1-1, 0-0 BIG EAST) defeat Detroit Mercy (2-4, 0-0 MAAC), 12-7 on Saturday afternoon at Multi-Sport Field.
Comeau got Georgetown's offense in gear, scoring three first quarter goals, before adding three more in the third after a scoreless second quarter to keep the Hoyas in control. Junior attackmen Jason McFadden (Bel Air, Md./Calvert Hall) had a goal and three assists, and senior midfielder Zack Angel (Park Hall, Md./St. Mary's Ryken) added three goals, all in the fourth quarter to lead the offense.
Senior goalie Matt Winter (New Haven, Conn./Choate Rosemary Hall) earned the win in his first career start, making 11 saves and allowing six goals. Sophomore Tyler Knarr (Eagleville, Pa./LaSalle College) went 12-for-19 at the face-off X and picked up a game-high 10 groundballs for GU. Junior defender Patrick Murray (Denver, Colo./Kent Denver) picked up five groundballs and caused five turnovers to lead the Hoyas defense.
Scott Harris put the Titans in front early, scoring the game's first goal at the 11:51 mark in the first quarter. McFadden answered just under three minutes later, taking the feed from Brian Casey and making the behind-the-back shot to tie the score at one goal apiece. Comeau would score less than a minute later, but Brandon Davenport took the face-off and sprinted downfield to score, evening the score at two.
Comeau gave Georgetown the lead for good, eight seconds later, then scored his third of the game at the 5:58 mark to give GU a 4-2 lead. Senior midfielder Francis McDonough (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) added another first quarter goal on the assist from Zac Guy, that would be the last of the first half for both teams.
The Titans' Joel Matthews broke a stretch of nearly 25-minutes without a score at the 11:57 mark in the third quarter, bringing Detroit Mercy within two goals, at 5-3. Comeau answered, scoring the next three goals, two of them assisted by McFadden, to give GU a five-goal, 8-3 lead. Matthews responded for Detroit Mercy, scoring twice more in the third quarter, including a goal with nine seconds left to cut Georgetown's lead to three, at 8-5.
Angel extended the lead back to five, scoring twice to open the fourth quarter, but Detroit Mercy would again cut the lead to three at 10-7, but it would be as close as they would come, as freshman attackmen Bo Stafford (Greenwich, Conn./Brunswick) scored his first career goal at the 2:44 mark and Angel added his third goal of the game with 2:06 left to seal Georgetown's 12-7 victory.
Georgetown returns to action on Saturday, March 10 when they host Harvard at 1 p.m. on Multi-Sport Field. The game will be broadcast live on MASN and will also be available via Hoyavision on Georgetown's official athletics website - www.guhoyas.com.
TICKET INFORMATION: Tickets for the Hoyas game with Harvard or any of the five other future home games can be purchased by calling the Hoyas box office at (202) 687-HOYA (4692) or visiting the team's official website - GUHoyas.com - and visiting http://www.guhoyas.com/tickets/m-lacros-tickets.html.