WASHINGTON - Georgetown University's men's lacrosse team dropped an 11-9 decision to visiting Hofstra in nonconference action at Cooper Field on Saturday afternoon. The Hoyas fall to 0-4 on the season while the Pride improve to 4-0.
Daniel Bucaro (East Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville) led the Blue & Gray with three goals and an assist while Peter Conley (Mamaroneck, N.Y./Mamaroneck) added a pair of goals and an assist. Craig Berge (Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa), Jake Carraway (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary's), Eduardo White (Littleton, Colo./Kent Denver) and Ryan Hursey (Finksburg, Md./Westminster) each added lone goals for the Hoyas while Matt Behrens (Bronxville, N.Y./Bronxville) chipped in an assist.
In goal, Nick Marrocco (Duxbury, Mass./Duxbury) collected nine saves.
Jarrett Jones (Palos Verdes Estates, Calif./Palos Verdes) led GU with six ground balls while Charlie Ford (San Carlos, Calif./St. Ignatius) and Riley Mann (Naperville, Ill./Benet Academy) each added three.
Georgetown dominated the faceoff battle, winning 17-of-24 trips to the faceoff `X'. Peter Tagliaferri (Danville, Calif./San Ramon Valley) went 13-for-18 while Mann was 4-of-6.
The Hoyas put the initial point on the board with Conley's first strike at the 9:48 mark. Hofstra responded with three-straight goals before GU answered right back with three unanswered goals of its own to claim a 4-3 lead after the first. The Blue & Gray's trio came within 2:03 of each other, capped by back-to-back scores from Bucaro.
Both teams traded goals in the second quarter en route to a 6-6 tie with 2:32 remaining in the half. Hofstra would capitalize down the stretch, netting two goals in the final 31 seconds to take an 8-6 lead into halftime.
Coming out of the break, the Hoyas outscored their guests 3-1 in the third frame. Georgetown spread the wealth in the quarter, using lone goals from Bucaro, Carraway and Berge to knot things up at 9-9 going into the final 15 minutes of play.
In the fourth, Hofstra tallied a pair of goals at the 12:59 and 10:46 marks while holding GU scoreless in the stanza to seal the victory.
Ryan Tierney and Brendan Kavanagh both had four goals to pace Hofstra. Jack Concannon hauled in 17 saves between the pipes in the win.
Georgetown returns to action on Tuesday, March 7, as it closes out its three-game homestand against visiting Robert Morris at 3 p.m. Live stats and a subscription-based webstream will be available at www.GUHoyas.com.