Feb. 14, 2014Game Notes
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University men's lacrosse team (1-0, 0-0) travels to Annapolis, Md. on Saturday to take on Navy (1-0, 0-0 Patriot League) at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, with the opening face-off scheduled for noon. It will be the 24th meeting between the two programs and the eighth meeting for the Boyle Cup. The Hoyas lead the all-time series 15-7 and have held the Boyle Cup for six-of-seven years.
The Boyle Cup is named in honor of longtime official Scott Boyle, who tragically passed away while officiating the Navy-Georgetown game at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on April 2, 2005. The Boyle Cup was established by family, friends of Boyle and fellow officials and is presented each year to winner of the Georgetown - Navy men's lacrosse game. The Hoyas claimed the cup for the third consecutive meeting after defeating the Midshipmen 9-8 on an overtime goal from Jeff Fountain(Lutherville-Timonium, Md./St. Paul's) in 2013.
The rivalry between Georgetown and Navy has been characterized by close games, with 13 of the 22 meetings being decided by two goals or less. Five of the last six games have been decided by one goal, including the last three.
Georgetown is coming off a 10-4 season-opening win over Mount St. Mary's on Wednesday afternoon. Junior Charlie McCormick (Bronxville, N.Y./Bronxville) led the Hoyas with three goals, while junior Anthony Heaton (Essex Fells, N.J./Delbarton) and freshman Peter Conley (Larchmont, N.Y./Mamaroneck) each had two goals. Fountain and junior Bo Stafford(Greenwich, Conn./Brunswick) each had two assists for the Hoyas.
The Hoyas defense held Mount St. Mary's to four goals, the fewest a team has scored against GU since Providence on March 21, 2010. Junior Bryson Greene (Towson, Md./McDonogh) picked up seven ground balls and caused four turnovers. Graduate student Tyler Knarr(Eagleville, Pa./LaSalle College) won 11-of-18 face-offs and picked up eight ground balls to help keep the ball on the Hoyas offensive end.
NAVY: The Midshipmen are coming off a convincing 18-5 win over VMI last Saturday. Attack Sam Jones led the way with 10 points on four goals and six assists, while attack Tucker Hall had three goals and two assists. Jones has five career goals against the Hoyas in two previous meetings.