March 23, 2013
DURHAM, N.C. - The Georgetown University men's lacrosse team (3-5, 1-0 BIG EAST) was unable to overcome a strong offensive performance by No. 12 Duke (7-4, 1-1 ACC), as the Hoyas fell behind by seven-goals at the half, eventually falling 19-7 to the Blue Devils at Koskinen Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Senior midfielder Jason McFadden (Bel Air, Md./Calvert Hall) scored three goals and had an assist, while sophomore midfielder Joseph Bucci (Ithaca, N.Y./Ithaca) had two goal, while sophomore attack Bo Stafford (Greenwich, Conn./Brunswick) had one goal and one assist and senior midfielder Dan McKinney (Niskayuna, N.Y./Niskayuna) had two assists in the Hoyas loss.
Redshirt sophomore goalie Jake Haley (Grasonville, Md./Queen Anne's County) took the loss, allowing 19 goals with 11 saves on the afternoon. Redshirt junior Tyler Knarr (Eagleville, Pa./LaSalle College went 7-of-14 on face-offs for the Hoyas
Duke's Myles Jones opened the scoring at the 8:43 mark in the first quarter and Jordan Wolf and Case Matheis added goals soon after to take a three goal lead by the 6:02 mark. Duke added one more, before Georgetown got on the board late in the quarter. Junior defender John Urbank (Mineola, N.Y./Chaminade) started the fast break and found junior attack Jeff Fountain (Lutherville-Timonium, Md./St. Paul's School) alone on the crease to score GU's first goal, bringing them within three goals, at 4-1 at the end of the first quarter.
The Blue Devils added three more goals early in the second quarter to jump out to a 7-1 lead, before McFadden ended the 3-0 run with a goal at the 8:57 mark. Sophomore midfielder Joseph Bucci (Ithaca, N.Y./Ithaca) scored unassisted to cut the deficit to four goals, at 7-3. Duke would add three more before the half to take a 10-3 lead into the locker room.
Duke opened the third quarter on a 6-0 run, before McFadden scored his second goal of the game on an assist from Reilly O'Connor with 1:12 left in the third quarter, making the score 16-4 going into the fourth quarter. Bucci and McFadden would each add another goal and Stafford scored his first goal of the season within the last minute of the game, as the Hoyas fell 19-7.
Georgetown returns home to Multi-Sport Field to host Marquette on Friday, March 29 with the opening face-off scheduled for Noon. The following Wednesday, GU returns to conference action against BIG EAST rival Villanova under the lights at 7 p.m. To purchase tickets for any of the Hoyas remaining home games please visit www.wearegeorgetown.com.