March 10, 2014
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University men's lacrosse team (2-3, 0-0 BIG EAST) hosts Furman University (0-6) on Tuesday, March 11 at Multi-Sport Field. Face-off between the Hoyas and Paladins is scheduled for 7 p.m. This will be the first meeting between GU and the first-year Furman program.
Tuesday evening's game will be broadcast live via Hoyavision the Georgetown University Athletics' official website - www.guhoyas.com. Chuck Timanus will provide the play-by-play with Bill Maglisceau adding analysis.
The Hoyas will be looking to snap a three-game losing streak, including Saturday's 15-7 loss to Harvard. Georgetown and Harvard were tied at two goals apiece after junior midfielder Mitch Hugdahl's (Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie) first career goal, but the Crimson went on a 10-run, holding the Hoyas scoreless for over 21-minutes.
KNARR CLIMBING INTO GEORGETOWN HISTORY...Graduate student Tyler Knarr (Eagleville, Pa./LaSalle College) went 17-of-26 from the face-off X and picked up 12 ground balls against Harvard. Knarr has won .616 percent (61-of-99) of his face-offs this season and has a team leading 45 ground balls this season. Knarr moved into fifth in GU history with 317 face-off wins, behind Andy Corno, Brian Tabb, Matt Pappas and Christiaan Trunz. His .590 face-off win percentage is behind just Andy Corno (.641) for second in GU history and his 200 ground balls is seventh in program history.
Bo Stafford HEATING UP FOR HOYAS OFFENSE...Junior midfielder Bo Stafford (Greenwich, Conn./Brunswick) has scored two goals in each of the Hoyas. His five points in the last two games is the best two-game stretch of his career and he is now third on the team with eight points through five games.
HOYAS IN THE BIG EAST...Despite allowing 15 goals to Harvard on Saturday, Georgetown still leads the BIG EAST in goals against average, allowing just 8.64 goals/game. GU has done this, in part, by limiting its opponents scoring opportunities. GU leads the BIG EAST in ground balls per game (35.60). The Hoyas also lead the BIG EAST in face-off percentage, winning .598 percent of its face-offs this season. Knarr leads the conference in ground balls (45) and is second in face-off win percentage (.616). Junior goalkeeper Jake Haley (Grasonville, Md./Queen Anne's County) leads the BIG EAST in goals against average (8.64).
FURMAN...The Paladins are in the midst of its first season of Division I men's lacrosse under former Navy Head Coach Richie Meade. Furman, who features a roster that includes 43 freshmen, has not shied away from difficult competition in its first season, having already matched up with Lehigh, North Carolina, Air Force and Army, through a 0-6 start. Kenny Meinsen leads the Paladins with 11 goals, while Graham Dabbs had six goals and five assists to tie for the team's points lead...Face-off specialist Blaze Hil is .469 percent (53-of-113) from the face-off X this season.