March 19, 2013
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University men's lacrosse team (3-3, 1-0 BIG EAST) hosts No. 9 Loyola University on Wednesday night at Multi-Sport Field, with the opening face-off scheduled for 7 p.m. It will be the 36th time the two programs will meet, Georgetown's longest rivalry, as the Hoyas trail the all-time series 6-29.
The Hoyas game with the defending National Champion Greyhounds will be its first against a top-20 opponent this season and the first of two this week, as they also travel to Durham, N.C. to take on No. 12 Duke on Saturday.
Wednesday night's game will be broadcast live via HoyaVision, through the Georgetown University Athletics official website - www.guhoyas.com - with Chuck Timanus providing the play-by-play. Live stats will be available via GameTracker on Georgetown's website, with game updates also available from the Hoyas men's lacrosse twitter page @HoyasMLacrosse.
Georgetown enters action on Wednesday after its most convincing victory of the season, defeating Providence College, 16-8 in its BIG EAST opener on Saturday afternoon. The 16 goals is Georgetown's highest offensive output since 2005.
Sophomore attack Reilly O'Connor (Brooklin, Ontario/The Hill Academy) posted a career-high 10 points (four goals, six assists) to lead the squad, earning a spot on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll for the first time in his career. Senior attack Travis Comeau (Red Deer, Alberta/The Hill Academy) posted a season-high four goals and two assists, while sophomore midfielder Charles McCormick (Bronxville, N.Y./Bronxville) had two goals and two assists.
Redshirt junior Tyler Knarr (Eagleville, Pa./LaSalle College) continued his strong work at the face-off X, going 19-of-25, his fifth consecutive game winning over .650 percent of his face-off attempts. Knarr is among the nation's leaders, winning .684 percent of his face-offs this season.
LOYOLA: The Greyhounds have won its last five meetings with GU, including a four-overtime thriller at Multi-Sport Field in 2011, the longest game in Georgetown men's lacrosse history. Loyola also won last season's game, finishing on a 6-1 run, after GU tied the score at five goals apiece late in the third quarter...This season has started 5-2 with losses to Maryland and Duke...Junior attack Justin Ward leads the team with 34 points (18 goals, 16 assists). He has two games with seven or more points this season, including the Greyhounds most recent win over Air Force...Joe Fletcher earned ECAC Defensive Player of the Week honors after picking up three ground balls and causing a turnover against Air Force