March 1, 2013
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University men's lacrosse team (1-1) arrived in Dallas, Texas on Friday afternoon and worked out at Gerald Ford Stadium on the campus of SMU, the site of Saturday afternoon's Patriot Cup game against Dartmouth College (1-1). Face-off for Saturday's game is scheduled to take place at 1 p.m. EST.
The Hoyas and Big Green meet for the sixth time in program history, as Georgetown trails the all-time series 2-3. The Blue & Gray have won the last two meetings, coming in 2000 and 1993.
Georgetown is coming off a 9-8 overtime victory against Navy on Sunday. The Hoyas trailed by as many as three goals, but junior attack Jeff Fountain (Lutherville-Timonium/St. Paul's School for Boys) scored a career-high three goals, including the game-winner. Redshirt junior Tyler Knarr (Eagleville, Pa./LaSalle College) spurred the Hoyas comeback, going 9-of-11 on face-off attempts after halftime. Knarr has a .630 face-off percentage (17-of-27) through two games, while also picking up 14 ground balls and causing three turnovers.
Senior attack Brian Casey (Bethesda, Md./Georgetown Prep) also had two goals and two assists in the Hoyas win over Navy. Casey leads the Hoyas and is among the BIG EAST leaders in goals per game (3.0/game) and points (4.5/game). Sophomore attack Reilly O'Connor (Brooklin, Ontario/The Hill Academy) is tied for the team lead with four assists and has two goals and Sophomore Charles McCormick (Bronxville, N.Y./Bronxville) is second on the team with four goals.
The Hoyas have shown aggressiveness on defense and on the ground, picking 12 more ground balls than its opponents and causing seven more turnovers through the first two games. Senior defender Brennan Bicknese (Ridgewood, N.J./Delbarton) has caused a team-leading five turnovers and picked up seven ground balls.
DARTMOUTH: Dartmouth outscored rival Vermont, 11-4, in the second half to win, 13-8 on Tuesday afternoon. Four Big Green players scored two goals apiece, while Adam Fishman and Adam Hull each had three assists. Dartmouth has proved been solid on offense late in games, outscoring its opponent in the fourth quarter in both of its games this season... Nikki Dysenchuk leads the squad with five goals and one assist through two games... Senior goalie Bernie Susskind has played every minute in the cage in Dartmouth's first two games. He has 18 saves and is allowing 10.50 goals per game.
NOTES: Georgetown has gone into overtime in its first two games this season, the first time the Hoyas have played consecutive overtime games since March 2003. Georgetown has never played three consecutive overtime games...Hoyas men's lacrosse alum Patrick Schmitz visited with the team prior to their workout at Gerald Ford Stadium on Friday. Schmitz a 2012 graduate of the McDonough School of Business is currently working in Dallas.