April 26, 2014
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University men's lacrosse (4-10, 1-5 BIG EAST) walked off the field for the final time this season in a 12-8 loss to Rutgers (8-7, 3-3 BIG EAST) on Senior Day at Multi-Sport Field. Graduate student Tyler Knarr (Eagleville, Pa./LaSalle College) cemented himself as the Hoyas single-season face-off wins leader (207) and single-season ground ball leader (153) in the loss.
Knarr, who entered the game as the nation's fourth-ranked face-off specialist, matched up against Rutgers' Joseph Nardella, the nation's second-ranked face-off specialist. Knarr ended his career in style, winning 20-of-24 at the X, while picking up 14 ground balls in the losing effort. Knarr finishes his career second in GU history in face-off wins (463) and ground balls (308), behind only Andy Corno in both categories.
Freshman midfielder Peter Conley (Larchmont, N.Y./Mamaroneck) led the Hoyas with three goals and one assist, while junior midfielder Charlie McCormick (Bronxville, N.Y./Bronxville) had two goals and one assist in GU's loss.Goalie Jake Haley (Grasonville, Md./Queen Anne's County) took the loss, making 11 saves and allowing 12 goals for the Hoyas.
Rutgers, playing for its first BIG EAST Championship berth, scored two goals within the first three minutes to take a 2-0 lead before McCormick got GU on the scoreboard with an assist from freshman midfielder Eduardo White (Littleton, Colo./Kent Denver) with 9:10 remaining in the first quarter.
After another Scarlet Knights' goal, freshman Devon Lewis (Orlando, Fla./Lake Highland Prep) scored his first of two goals on an extra-man opportunity to help GU close within one goal, 3-2, with 4:53 left in the first.
The Scarlet Knights would score the next four goals and seven of the next eight to take a 10-3 lead early in the third quarter. Conley scored a pair of goals, including a fast-break goal with 32 seconds left in the third quarter to bring the Blue & Gray within five goals.
McCormick opened the fourth quarter with a goal at the 12:04 mark, but GU and Rutgers would trade goals the rest of the way, as the Hoyas fell 12-8 to end its season. With the win, Rutgers clinches a spot in the BIG EAST Championship, beginning on Thursday, May 1 at Villanova Stadium.
NOTES: Saturday marked Senior Day for nine members of the Georgetown men's lacrosse team. Midfielder Grant Fisher (Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Brother Rice), attack Jeff Fountain (Lutherville-Timonium, Md./St. Paul's), midfielder Steve Grembowiec (Kinnelon, N.J./Kinnelon), goalie Jake Haley (Grasonville, Md./Queen Anne's), attack A.D. Hoffman (Falls Church, Va./The Potomac School), face-off specialist Tyler Knarr (Eagleville, Pa./LaSalle College) , face-off specialist Chris May (McLean, Va./Gonzaga), defender John Urbank (Mineola, N.J./Chaminade) and midfielder John Wujciak(Essex Fells, N.J./Delbarton) were honored along with their families during a pre-game ceremony.