WASHINGTON - Georgetown University’s men’s lacrosse team returns to the friendly confines of Cooper Field for a midweek nonconference game against visiting Marist on Tuesday afternoon. The meeting is the first in program history between the No. 18/16 Hoyas and the Red Foxes.
Opening faceoff is set for 3 p.m. on the Hilltop with Jeremy Huber on the call and Earl Brewer providing color commentary. Links to live stats and video can be found at www.GUHoyas.com.
The Hoyas remain undefeated at 4-0 on the season after a 16-6 victory over Mount St. Mary’s last Tuesday and a postponed showdown at Hofstra that was originally scheduled for Saturday. Georgetown is currently ranked No. 18 in the USILA Division I Coaches Poll and No. 16 in the Maverik Media Poll.
The Blue & Gray defeated visiting Mount St. Mary’s, 16-6, last Tuesday, in its most prolific offensive output this season, 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.
Both Bucaro and Marrocco were named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll for their efforts.
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.
Marist (1-5) is coming off a 15-5 loss at Drexel following its first victory over the season, an 8-7 win at home against Binghamton. The Red Foxes have also dropped nonconference games against Bucknell, Colgate, Maryland and Air Force.
Gannon Morrison leads Marist with 19 points (9G, 10A) while Joe Tierney adds 10 points (4G, 6A). Four other Red Foxes have scored at least six goals this season, with three of them tallying seven.
Defensively, Brian Corrigan has started all six games between the pipes. He has an 11.71 goals-against average and has hauled in 68 saves for a .507 save percentage.
Following Tuesday’s game, the Hoyas remain in the Nation’s Capital as they host Hobart on Saturday at noon.