March 2, 2012
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University men's lacrosse team (0-1, 0-0 BIG EAST) hosts Detroit Mercy (2-3, 0-0 MAAC) on Saturday, March 2 at Multi-Sport Field with the opening face-off scheduled for 1:05 p.m. The game will be the first meeting between the Hoyas and Titans, a men's lacrosse program in its fourth-season of play.
The game will be broadcast live via Hoyavision on - www.guhoyas.com - the official website of Georgetown Athletics, with Chuck Timanus calling the action. Live stats can also be found on the Hoyas official website.
The Blue & Gray take on the Titans in its second of four consecutive home games to start the 2012 season. GU opened with a 16-11 loss to No. 7 Maryland on Friday, February 24, but ended the game on a 6-0 run, spanning the last 4:25 minutes of play. Junior midfielder Brian Casey (Bethesda, Md./Georgetown Prep) scored a career-high three goals and had one assist in the loss, earning a spot on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll this week.
Sophomore Tyler Knarr (Eagleville, Pa./LaSalle College) had success at the face-off X for the Hoyas going 11-for-14, all in the second half, to help Georgetown explode for six straight goals in the fourth quarter against Maryland. Senior attack C-Jay Engelke (North Massapequa, N.Y./Farmingdale) and senior midfielder Zack Angel (Park Hall, Md./St. Mary's Ryken) each had two goals and junior attack Zac Guy (Tully, N.Y./Lafayette) had two assists for the Hoyas in the season-opener.
NOTES: Head Coach Dave Urick, the winningest active coach in NCAA Division I Lacrosse with 338 wins, has never started a season 0-2 since arriving on the Hilltop for the 1990 season...With three face-off victories against Maryland, senior Brian Tabb (Potomac, Md./Georgetown Prep) moves to third place in GU history with 332 career face-off victories. Tabb passes Christian Truunz on the Hoyas all-time list...Engelke joined Casey in the season-opener in posting a career-high in goals. Engelke's two goals was a career-high, as all three of his career goals have now come against Maryland.
DETROIT MERCY: For the Titans, Saturday's matchup with the Hoyas will be its sixth game of the season, having defeated both Michigan and Mercer, while suffering losses to No. 19 Delaware, Ohio State and No. 6 North Carolina. Detroit Mercy is led on offense by a pair of sophomore Canadian attackmen, with Joel Matthews (9 goals, 8 assists, 17 points) and Shayne Adams (13 goals, 0 assists, 13 points). Junior long stick middie, Jordan Houtby leads the team, having picked up 26 ground balls and creating 13 turnovers through five games. Detroit Mercy is led by fourth-year Head Coach Matt Holtz, who has built the Titans lacrosse program.
TICKET INFORMATION: Tickets for the Hoyas clash with the Titans or any of the six other future home games can be purchased by calling the Hoyas box office at (202) 687-HOYA (4692) or visiting the team's official website - GUHoyas.com - and visiting http://www.guhoyas.com/tickets/m-lacros-tickets.html.