VICTOR, N.Y. - Georgetown University's men's lacrosse team continued its winning ways with a 16-6 victory over Hobart in nonconference action on Saturday afternoon. The Hoyas scored a season-high 16 goals in the win to improve to 2-4 on the year.
Daniel Bucaro (East Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville) led the Hoyas with six goals and two assists while Peter Conley (Mamaroneck, N.Y./Mamaroneck) added four goals and a pair of assists. Craig Berge (Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa) added two goals and two assists, Austin McDonald (Olney, Md./Georgetown Prep) scored a pair of goals to go with an assist and Jake Carraway (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary's) chipped in a goal and an assist each.
Defensively, the Hoyas allowed their fewest goals of the season. Freshman Jarrett Jones (Palos Verdes Estates, Calif./Palos Verdes), tasked with marking Hobart's leading scorer Frank Brown, held his man to just one goal on 10 highly-contested shots. Michael Mayer (Baltimore, Md./St. Paul's) was credited with a career-high five caused turnovers for the Blue & Gray.
Carraway led the Hoyas with four ground balls while Bucaro and Ryan Hursey (Finksburg, Md./Westminster) both collected three.
Nick Marrocco (Duxbury, Mass./Duxbury) had another strong performance in goal, picking up his second win of the season behind a stellar 14-save performance. It was his fourth double-figure save outing of the season.
Georgetown came out firing in the opening frame, scoring a season-high seven goals in the quarter. Six different Hoyas scored in the period, with Conley netting a pair of goals to go with two assists. Five different GU players scored to make it a 5-1 game before Conley added his second with 2:29 to play to make it 6-2. Behrens would score the final goal of the frame in a man-up situation with 26 seconds remaining.
Conley completed the hat trick with 11:28 left in the second quarter, taking a pass from McDonald and driving the shot home. Berge added another goal with his second of the game, beating the Hobart keeper from 10 yards out in front of the goal. Conley added his fourth with just more than three minutes to play before Bucaro sent the Blue & Gray into halftime with an 11-4 advantage, scoring with just six seconds to go in the half.
Following a deliberately paced start coming out of the break, Georgetown tallied back-to-back goals from Bucaro at the 4:46 and 4:18 marks. He collected a pass from Berge for the first one, beating the Hobart keeper stick side while Ford went coast-to-coast from the defensive zone to deliver the assist on the second just 28 seconds later.
In the fourth quarter, the Hoyas outscored their hosts 3-1 to seal the victory. McDonald kicked off the scoring in the period and, following a lone goal from Hobart in the frame, Bucaro scored another pair of goals down the stretch to seal the win.
Max Romm and Justin Scott both tallied two goals for the Statesmen. Jackson Brown collected 13 saves between the pipes.
The Hoyas return to the friendly confines of Cooper Field on Saturday, March 18, as they host No. 16/18 Duke at noon. Live stats and video can be found on www.guhoyas.com with Jeremy Huber calling the play-by-play and Earl Brewer providing color commentary.