Hoyas Host Navy on Sunday at Multi-Sport Field to Renew Boyle Cup Rivalry
Feb. 22, 2013
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University men's lacrosse team (0-1, 0-0 BIG EAST) will host Navy (2-1, 0-0 Patriot League) on Sunday, February 24, at Multi-Sport Field, with the opening face-off scheduled for Noon. It will be the 22nd meeting between the Hoyas and Midshipmen, with GU holding a 14-7 series advantage. The game will also be the seventh meeting for the Boyle Cup.
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. In the annual competition for the Cup, Georgetown leads the series, 5-1. GU won the last meeting, 9-8 in 2011 behind five goals from Travis Comeau (Red Deer, Alberta/The Hill Academy)
The game will be broadcast live on Hoyavision, available through the Georgetown University athletics official website - www.guhoyas.com - with Chuck Timanus providing the play-by-play. Game updates will also be available via the Georgetown men's lacrosse official twitter account - HoyasMLacrosse.
GU dropped its season-opener to Lafayette last Saturday, as the Leopards overcame a five-goal halftime deficit, taking a 10-9 lead late in the fourth quarter, before Georgetown forced overtime. The Hoyas fell 11-10 in overtime despite a career-high four goals from senior attack Brian Casey (Bethesda, Md./Georgetown Prep). Sophomore midfielder Charlie McCormick (Bronxville, N.Y./Bronxville) scored two goals and had an assist, while sophomore attack Reilly O'Connor (Brooklin, Ontario/The Hill Academy) had one goal and a career-high three assists in the loss.
Senior defender Brennan Bicknese (Ridgewood, N.J./Delbarton) led the Hoyas defense with six ground balls and three caused turnovers, while redshirt junior Tyler Knarr (Eagleville, Pa./LaSalle College) caused three turnovers and went 4-of-8 on face-off attempts. The Hoyas held a distinct advantage on the ground in the first half, picking up 26 ground balls to Lafayette's 15, but the Leopards turned the tables in the second half, holding a 16-13 ground ball advantage and picking up the only ground ball in overtime. Freshman goalie Alex Joyce (Chevy Chase, Md./Landon) had 10 saves in his collegiate debut.
NAVY: Head Coach Rick Sowell, is in his second season with the Midshipmen leading the team to a 2-1 start, after guiding the squad to a 6-6 finish in 2012. Sowell was an assistant coach at Georgetown from 1990-98, helping the Hoyas to its first NCAA Quarterfinals appearance in1998...Navy is coming off a 10-9 loss to Fairfield on Tuesday, after being outscored 6-5 in the fourth quarter. The Mids won the ground ball battle 39-35 and held Fairfield to a 0-for-7 day on extra-man opportunities...Through three games, opponents have scored 13 goals against Navy in the fourth quarter, more than three times more than the Mids have allowed in any of the first three quarters. Juniors Tucker Hull (5 goals, 5 assists),Austin Heneveld (4 goals, 5 assists) and Sam Jones (4 goals, 4 assists) have led the attack unit.
Tickets are now available for all men's lacrosse home games. For more information, please visit WeAreGeorgetown.com/tickets.