WASHINGTON - Coming off its first victory of the season, the Georgetown University men's lacrosse team looks to continue its winning ways as it travels to face Hobart in Victor, N.Y., on Saturday, March 11. Originally scheduled to be played on the Statesmen's home field, the showdown has been moved indoors to the Pinnacle Athletic Campus at 2 p.m. because of impending weather concerns.
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The Hoyas are 14-3 all-time against the Statesmen. Hobart claimed a narrow 10-9 victory against GU last season at Cooper Field and last hosted the Blue & Gray in 2009.
Georgetown is coming off of a stellar all-around performance in a 12-7 victory over Robert Morris on Tuesday. Seven different players tallied goals as the Blue & Gray picked up its first win of the season. The 12 goals were a season high for the Hoyas who improved to 1-4 on the year.
Freshman Jake Carraway (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary's) had a breakout game with his first career hat trick, recording four goals and an assist for a game-high five points. Sophomores Daniel Bucaro (East Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville) and Patrick Aslanian (Westfield, N.J./Westfield) added four points (2G, 2A) and three points (1G, 2A), respectively.
Defensively, senior long stick midfielder Michael Mayer (Baltimore, Md./St. Paul's) had a stellar day with a career-high nine ground balls to go with a pair of caused turnovers. In goal, Nick Marrocco (Duxbury, Mass./Duxbury) picked up his first win of the season behind a solid 12-save performance.
The Hoyas put together another dominating performance at the `X' against the Colonials. Georgetown won 16-of-23 (.696) faceoffs with Peter Tagliaferri (Danville, Calif./San Ramon Valley) going 9-for-13 (.692) and junior Riley Mann (Naperville, Ill./Benet Academy) going 7-for-10 (.700).
Bucaro leads the Blue & Gray with 17 points (13G, 4A) while Peter Conley (Mamaroneck, N.Y./Mamaroneck) is right behind him with 16 points (11G, 5A). Carraway is third on the team with eight points (7G, 1A), followed by Craig Berge (Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa) with seven points (5G, 2A) and Patrick Aslanian (Westfield, N.J./Westfield) with five points (2G, 3A).
Defensively, Mayer paces GU with seven caused turnovers and 21 ground balls on the season. Jarrett Jones (Palos Verdes Estates, Calif./Palos Verdes) has collected 20 ground balls with five caused turnovers, Charlie Ford (San Carlos, Calif./St. Ignatius) has 10 ground balls with five caused turnovers, Conor Barr (Wilton, Conn./Fairfield Prep/Fairfield) has six caused turnovers and Conley has hauled in 11 ground balls.
In goal, Marrocco is averaging just more than 10 saves per game and has an even .500 save percentage. He currently ranks third nationally on the active career leaders list in saves per game with 12.03 and fifth in saves with 421.
Hobart (2-3) is coming off of a 13-6 loss to Colgate on Wednesday. The Statesmen have lost back-to-back games after winning two-straight following a season-opening loss to Penn State.
Frank Brown leads Hobart is scoring with 14 points (8G, 6A) while Justin Scott add 12 points (11G, 1A), Max Romm chips in 11 points (10G, 1A) and Chris Aslanian is good for 10 points (5G, 5A).
In goal, Jackson Brown has started four of Hobart's five games and holds a 1-3 record on the year. He has a 13.50 goals-against average and comes in with a .460 save percentage. Brown has hauled in 46 saves, good for an average of 11.5 a game.
Following Saturday's game, the Hoyas return to the friendly confines of Cooper Field on Saturday, March 18, to host No. 16/18 Duke at noon.