Men's Lacrosse Beats Cornell 13-6 in Season Opener
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The Georgetown men's lacrosse team opened the 2003 season by defeating the Big Red of Cornell 13-6 today at Syracuse University. The Hoyas had to wait an extra week to open their season after their February 22 contest with Maryland was snowed out, but when they finally got on the field they proved they were ready. After trailing 2-1 at the half, the Hoyas broke the game open in the second half, scoring 11 goals to Cornell's three.
The Hoyas outshot Cornell 47-20 and won 19-of-23 face-offs. The Hoyas feilded 44 groundballs and Cornell took 30. The Hoyas finished the day 1of 2 in man up situations, and 1of 4 in man down situations.
Georgetown's top performer on the day was Neal Goldman (Jr., Ellicott City, Md./ Mount Hebron), who scored four goals and added three assists. Jordan Vettoretti (Sr., Carmel, N.Y./ Mahopac) and Trevor Walker (Haverford, Pa./Episcopal Academy) both chipped in with two goals and one assist apiece, and Mike Hammer (Fairfax, Va./Robinson) added three assists for the Hoyas. Sophomore goalie Rich D'Andrea (So., Belle Mead, N.J./ The Peddie School) had an impressive debut, stopping seven shots on goal.
The Hoyas next game is on March 8 vs. Penn State at home on Harbin Field.
SCORE BY PERIODS: 1 2 3 4 Total
SAVES: GU: 8 D'Andrea 8 (6 GA).