No. 18 Georgetown Men's Lacrosse Hosts Mount St. Mary's on Tuesday Night
March 12, 2012
WASHINGTON - The No. 18/18 Georgetown University men's lacrosse team (2-1, 0-0 BIG EAST) will host Mount St. Mary's (2-2, 0-0 NEC) on Tuesday night at Multi-Sport Field with the opening face-off scheduled for 7 p.m. The two teams will meet for the 29th time, with the Hoyas having won the last 13 games of the series, dating back to 1992. The Hoyas still trail the Mountaineers 13-15 all-time.
Tuesday's game will be broadcast live via Hoyavision on Georgetown's official athletics website - www.guhoyas.com - with Chuck Timanus calling the action. Live stats will also be available on GUHoyas.com.
Georgetown makes a quick turnaround after defeating No. 20 Harvard, 11-10 on Saturday afternoon. Senior Zack Angel (Park Hall, Md./ St. Mary's Ryken) had his second consecutive three-goal game, including the eventual game-winner midway through the fourth quarter, to help the Hoyas defeat the Crimson. Angel, a preseason All BIG EAST selection, is tied for the team lead and tied for second in the BIG EAST, averaging 2.67 goals per game.
Junior attack Travis Comeau (Red Deer, Alberta[Canada]/The Hill Academy) leads the team in points with eight goals and two assists through the first three games, after scoring two goals and adding an assist in GU's win over Harvard on Saturday. Comeau is tied for second with teammate, Angel in the BIG EAST, averaging 2.67 goals per game.
Junior attack Jason McFadden (Bel Air, Md./Calvert Hall) posted his first career hat trick against Harvard on Saturday and is tied for second on the team with eight points (five goals, three assists). McFadden, who made his third career start against the Crimson has scored the Hoyas first goal of each of this season's three games. Helping set-up the Blue & Gray's top three goal scorers has been junior attack Zac Guy (Tully, N.Y./Tully), who leads the team and is third in the conference, averaging 2.0 assists per game.
Senior goalie Matt Winter (New Haven, Conn./Choate Rosemary Hall) made 12 saves against Harvard, including four saves in the fourth quarter to earn his second consecutive victory for the Hoyas. Winter is second in the conference in goals against average (8.25).
Georgetown leads the BIG EAST by a wide margin, causing 12.67 turnovers per game. Senior defenders Patrick Schmitz (Bethesda, Md./Georgetown Prep) and Bobby Boyle (Rumsen, N.J./The Lawrenceville School) lead the team with seven and six caused turnovers, respectively. The Hoyas are also the conference leader in ground balls per game (35.67), as redshirt sophomore face-off specialist Tyler Knarr (Eagleville, Pa./LaSalle College) has picked up a team-leading 16. Knarr has also led the Hoyas from the face-off X, going 25-for-40 (.625) through three games.
MOUNT ST. MARY'S: The Mountaineers are coming off a 15-4 victory over VMI on Saturday after opening its season with a 12-10 victory over No. 16 Delaware, before falling to No. 1 Virgina and Towson. The Mountaineers are led by senior attack Brett Schmidt, who leads the team with 10 goals and three assists. Andrew Scalley and Daniel Stranix each had six goals and five assists for 11 points this season. Sophomore goalie Chris Klaiber has made 37 saves and is allowing 10.39 goals per game in four starts this season.
TICKET INFORMATION: Tickets for the Hoyas game with Mount St. Mary's or any of the four 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.