Feb. 28, 2014
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University men's lacrosse team (2-1, 0-0 BIG EAST) will travel to Hempstead, N.Y., to take on the Hofstra Pride (0-2, 0-0 CAA) on Saturday, March 1. The opening face-off at James H. Shuart Stadium is scheduled for noon.
GU - HOFSTRA HISTORY...The Hoyas and Pride meet for the fifth time in program history, with Georgetown holding a 3-1 series advantage. The last time the two programs met, Hoyas Head Coach Kevin Warne was a student-athlete at Hofstra. Warne was a four-year letterwinner at Hofstra, earning All-America East honors twice and honorable mention All-America honors as a senior...Assistant Coach Matt Rewkowskispent three years on the Hofstra coaching staff under Seth Tierney from 2007-2010.
LAST GAME...Warne and the Hoyas will look to bounce back from an 8-7 loss to Towson last Saturday. Senior attackman Jeff Fountain (Lutherville-Timonium, Md./St. Paul's) scored two late fourth quarter goals to bring the Hoyas within one, but the Tigers took the final face-off and ran out the clock to seal the Hoyas first loss of the season. Freshman attackman Peter Conley (Larchmont, N.Y./Mamaroneck) scored two goals and had a career-high three assists in a losing effort, while freshman midfielder Eduardo White(Littleton, Colo./Kent Denver) scored his first career goal in his first collegiate start.
Tyler Knarr CONTINUING SUCCESS AT FACE-OFF X...Graduate student Tyler Knarr (Eagleville, Pa./LaSalle College) has picked up where he left off a year ago, thriving at the face-off X for the Hoyas. Through three games, Knarr is 34-of-56 for a .607 face-off win percentage and has picked up 26 ground balls. Knarr is currently sixth in program history in face-off wins with 290 and second in program history in face-off win percentage (.587) behind only Andy Corno(.641). Knarr is also ninth in program history, picking up 191 ground balls through his career.
INSTANT IMPACT...The Hoyas will start four freshman against the Pride on Saturday, with Conley at attack, White and Devon Lewis (Orlando, Fla./Lake Highland Prep) at midfield and Michael Mayer(Baltimore, Md./St. Paul's) on defense. Conley leads the Hoyas offense with 11 points (6 goals, 5 assists), while Lewis is tied for fourth on the team with four goals. Mayer leads the Hoyas with five caused turnovers.
Jake Haley KEEPING HOYAS IN GAMES...Redshirt junior Jake Haley(Grasonville, Md./Queen Anne's County)has been impressive for GU through the first three games, holding opponents to 6.60 goals per game, while carrying a .600 save percentage. Haley had 10 saves against Towson, after posting 15 saves in an overtime win over Navy on February 15 to help earn BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week.
HOFSTRA...The Pride is coming off its first win of the season, a 9-7 victory over No. 17 Fairfield on Tuesday afternoon. Torin Varn and Brier Davis each scored two goals and Sam Llinares scored a goal and had two assists in the victory. Llinares leads the Pride in points with 13 (six goals, seven assists)...Freshman Kris Clarke is 39-of-70 on face-offs for a .557 win percentage through his first three games. Against Fairfield, Clarke was 14-of-20...Opponents have outscored Hofstra 10-5 in the fourth quarter of games this season.