No. 18 Georgetown Men's Lacrosse Controls Fourth Quarter to Defeat Mount St. Mary's, 9-8
March 13, 2012
WASHINGTON - The No. 18 Georgetown University men's lacrosse team (3-1, 0-0 BIG EAST) played a dominant fourth quarter, winning all five face-offs and not allowing a Mount St. Mary's shot, while scoring four goals, including junior midfielder Brian Casey's (Bethesda, Md./Georgetown Prep) game-winner to complete a 9-8 comeback victory over the Mountaineers (2-3, 0-0 NEC) on Tuesday night at Multi-Sport Field.
Sophomore face-off specialist Chris May (McLean, Va./Gonzaga) went five-for-five from the face-off X in a decisive fourth quarter and 6-for-8 on the night to help the Hoyas control possession late and erase a three-goal deficit. Senior goalie Matt Winter (New Haven, Conn./Choate Rosemary Hall) had eight saves to win his third consecutive decision, while junior defender Chris Nourse (Erieville, N.Y./The Hotchkiss School) picked up three groundballs and caused three turnovers.
Senior midfielder Zack Angel (Park Hall, Md./St. Mary's Ryken) had his third consecutive three-goal game, while junior attack Zac Guy (Tully, N.Y./Tully) had two goals and two assists, including a goal and an assist in the fourth quarter.
Trailing 8-5 heading into the fourth quarter, May took the opening face-off and Guy began cutting into the Mount lead with a goal at the 13:50 mark.
Guy was instrumental in the Hoyas next goal, finding Angel, who scored his third goal of the game, during the man-up situation. The Blue & Gray continued to roll, as junior attack Travis Comeau (Red Deer, Alberta[Canada]/The Hill Academy) scored on an assist from Jason McFadden (Bel Air, Md./Calvert Hall) to tie the score at eight goals apiece with 7:29 remaining in the game. Less than a minute later, Casey scored the eventual game-winner to put the Hoyas in front with 6:43 remaining in the game.
May's strong performance on face-offs came at the right time for GU, who had lost 12-of-16 through the first three quarters.
The Mount took an early lead, as Andrew Scalley, finished on the Brett Schmidt feed making the score, 1-0. McFadden answered less than two minutes later, scoring the unassisted goal, making it the fourth time this season he has scored the Hoyas first goal.
Trailing by one goal heading into the second quarter, Angel tied the score on the assist from Casey. Freshman Reilly O'Connor (Brooklin, Ontario[Canada]/The Hill Academy), scored his first career goal at the 8:06 mark in the second quarter, putting the Hoyas in front 3-2.
Despite a goal from Guy, GU and the Mount went into halftime tied at four goals apiece. The Mount came out strong in the third quarter, controlling the ball for the greater part of 15-minutes, while scoring three unanswered goals to start the half. Angel answered with 2:40 remaining in the third, but Daniel Stranix scored less than a minute later to give the Mountaineers a three goal lead heading into the fourth, before GU could turn the game around.
NOTES: The victory is Georgetown's 14th consecutive win over MSM dating back to 1992, Dave Urick's third season with the program...Zack Angel recorded his third consecutive hat trick and leads the team with 11 goals...Zac Guy has had two assists in each of GU's four games this season.