March 15, 2013
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University men's lacrosse team (2-3, 0-0 BIG EAST) will open its BIG EAST Conference schedule when they host Providence College (5-0, 0-0 BIG EAST) on Saturday at Multi-Sport Field. The opening face-off is scheduled to take place at noon. The Hoyas and the Friars will meet for the seventh time, with Georgetown leading the all-time series 5-1. The Blue & Gray have won the last 5 meetings, dating back to 1991, after Providence won their first matchup in 1987.
The game will be broadcast live on Hoyavision, available through the Georgetown University athletics official website - www.guhoyas.com - with Chuck Timanus providing the play-by-play Game updates will be available via Georgetown University men's lacrosse's official twitter page @HoyasMLacrosse.
Georgetown looks to end its two-game losing streak. The Hoyas lost at Mount St. Mary's on Tuesday, 14-6, after being defeated by Harvard last Saturday. In the game against the Mountaineers, senior attacker Brian Casey (Bethesda, Md./Georgetown Prep) and junior attacker Jeff Fountain (Lutherville-Timonium, Md./St. Paul's School) each scored two goals, while senior midfielder Jason McFadden (Bel Air, Md./Calvert Hall) had two assists.
Casey leads the team offensively with 15 points from 11 goals and four assists. Fountain has seven goals and five assists so far this season, totaling 12 points, while sophomore Reilly O'Connor (Brooklin, Ontario/The Hill Academy) has recorded six goals and five assists for 11 points. Senior attacker Zac Guy (Tully, N.Y./Tully) leads the team in assists with six, while redshirt junior Tyler Knarr (Eagleville, Pa./LaSalle College) is first on the team with 30 ground balls.
Redshirt sophomore goalie Jake Haley (Grasonville, Md./Queen Anne's County) made nine saves in the loss. In three games, Haley has recorded 35 saves for a .530 save percentage.
Providence: The Friars are 5-0, coming off of a 13-12 victory over Quinnipiac on Tuesday...Providence has scored at least 12 goals in every game this season...Sean Wright leads the team with 17 goals and five assists for 22 points, followed by Andrew Barton with 11 goals and 10 assists for 21 points.