WASHINGTON - Coming off its most prolific offensive output this season, the No. 17/17 Georgetown University men's lacrosse team hits the road to face Hofstra on Saturday afternoon in Hempstead, N.Y. The Hoyas head to Long Island with an undefeated 4-0 record, their best start since the 2003 season.
Opening faceoff is set for 1 p.m. at James M. Shuart Stadium. Links to live stats and video for Saturday's game can be found at www.GUHoyas.com.
Georgetown defeated visiting Mount St. Mary's, 16-6, on Tuesday as 10 different Hoyas scored in the game. Daniel Bucaro (East Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville), the reigning BIG EAST Attack Player of the Week, led the Blue & Gray with three goals and an assist. Craig Berge (Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa) added a goal and three assists and Jake Carraway (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary's) tallied two goals and two assists to match Bucaro's four-point performance. Matt Behrens (Bronxville, N.Y./Bronxville) recorded his first career hat trick with three goals.
Defensively, Nick Marrocco (Duxbury, Mass./Duxbury) put together another double-digit save performance with 11. He allowed just five goals in 52 minutes of action before giving way to all three of GU's reserve goalies.
Bucaro leads the Hoyas on the year with 21 points (13G, 8A) while Carraway is hot on his trail with 18 points (13G, 5A). Berge and Lucas Wittenberg (Kennesaw, Ga./Harrison/Mercer) have both notched double-digit points as well, posting 14 (6G, 8A) and 10 (5G, 5A) points, respectively.
In goal, Marrocco (4-0) owns a 7.80 goals-against average to go with a .580 save percentage. He has hauled in 40 saves this season and remains the NCAA active career leader in saves with 542.
Hofstra (1-2) is coming off a 14-2 victory over Stony Brook on Tuesday following back-to-back losses to top-10 ranked teams Ohio State and Villanova. Ryan Tierney leads the Pride's offense with 11 points (7G, 4A) while Jimmy Yanes adds six goals and Dylan Alderman chips in five assists on the year.
Defensively, Jack Concannon has put together another strong start for Hofstra in goal. He has 28 saves and a .622 save percentage while posting a 5.70 goals-against average.
Georgetown and Hofstra have played other eight times in program history, including home and home the past four seasons. The Hoyas own the series advantage, 5-3, but the Pride owns the most recent victory with an 11-9 win in D.C. last season.
Following Saturday's game, the Hoyas return to the friendly confines of Cooper Field as they host Marist on Tuesday at 3 p.m.