Feb. 21, 2014
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University men's lacrosse team (2-0, 0-0 BIG EAST) travels to Towson meet with the Tigers (1-2, 0-0 CAA), on Saturday at Johnny Unitas Stadium. Face-off between the Hoyas and the Tigers is scheduled for noon. This is just the fourth meeting between the two programs, with the Hoyas trailing 2-1.
Georgetown meets Towson for the first time since defeating them in the first round of the 2004 NCAA Tournament. The Hoyas will be looking to stretch its season-opening two game win streak to three, while Towson, will be looking to snap a two-game losing streak, after falling to Johns Hopkins and Loyola over the last week.
The Hoyas are coming off a dramatic 9-8 overtime victory at Navy last Saturday. The Hoyas earned the Boyle Cup for the fourth consecutive season, with its third consecutive 9-8 win. Senior Jeff Fountain (Lutherville-Timonium, Md./St. Paul's) scored two goals, including his second consecutive overtime game-winner against Navy. Three other Hoyas scored two goals, including junior Charlie McCormick (Bronxville, N.Y., Bronxville), the team leader with five goals, and freshmen Devon Lewis (Orlando, Fla./Lake Highland Prep) and Peter Conley (Larchmont, N.Y./Mamaroneck).
IMMEDIATE IMPACT ON OFFENSE: Conley scored two goals and two assists against Navy, after scoring two goals in his collegiate debut against Mount St. Mary's on February 12. He becomes the third Hoya freshman in the last 10 years to open his career with consecutive multi-goal games, joining Andrew Brancaccio (2007) and Travis Comeau (2010). Lewis has also scored in both games this season.
Jake Haley BIG EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Redshirt junior Jake Haley (Grasonville, Md./Queen Anne's County) was named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week for the second time in his career, after going 2-0 last week. It is the first time since 2007 that the Hoyas have started the season 2-0. Haley made 15 stops against Navy and carries a .625 save percentage during the Hoyas first two games.
KNARR PICKS UP WHERE HE LEFT OFF: Graduate student Tyler Knarr won 8-of-9 face-offs after halftime in the Hoyas win against Navy on Saturday. On the season, Knarr has won .622 percent of his face-off attempts (23-of-37) and has picked up a team-leading 18 ground balls. Knarr also had an assist in Georgetown's win over Navy.
TOWSON: The Tigers will be looking to bounce back from a 20-4 loss to Loyola (Md.) on Wednesday. Towson also fell on Saturday to John's Hopkins, after a season-opening victory over High Point...The Tigers offense features plenty of firepower, with All-American Thomas DeNapoli (4 goals, 2 assists in 2014). Greg Cuccinello provides a strong shooting presence for Towson, scoring five goals through the first three games, while freshman Joe Seider leads the team with seven points (5 goals, 2 assists).