March 19, 2014
Tonight's game will be a live national broadcast on the CBS Sports Network with Dave Ryan calling the play-by-play and Washburn providing analysis. The game will also be broadcast live on the Georgetown University Official Athletics website - www.guhoyas.com - with Chuck Timanus and Harry Alford calling the action and Marissa Pilla checking in with sideline reports. Fans can also get live game updates from the Georgetown men's lacrosse official twitter account @HoyasMLacrosse.
The Hoyas will look to rebound from its 15-7 loss to St. John's on Saturday in the team's BIG EAST Conference opener. Freshman midfielder Peter Conley (Larchmont, N.Y./Mamaroneck) scored a career-high four goals in the Hoyas loss, while junior attack Bo Stafford (Greenwich, Conn./Brunswick) had two assists for the Hoyas.
Tyler Knarr... Tyler Knarr earned a spot on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll for the second consecutive week, after an 18 ground ball performance against Furman. It is the new single-game ground ball mark. Knarr also won 20-of-29 face-offs and scored a goal in the Hoyas win. Knarr is currently placing ninth in the NCAA and first in the BIG EAST with a .619 (94-of-152) face-off win percentage and second in the NCAA and first in the BIG EAST with 10.00 ground balls per game. Knarr's 350 face-off wins is fourth in GU history, while his 226 ground balls is the fourth best total in GU history. His career face-off win percentage of .593 is second to only Andy Corno in GU history.
HOYAS MAKE MOVES ON OFFENSE...Stafford had his consecutive multi-goal games streak snapped at three, but the junior attackman had two assists at St. John's in his second game since moving into the starting attack unit. The personnel changes have also benefitted Conley, who has scored seven goals in two games since moving to midfield. Conley leads GU with 23 points (14 goals, 9 assists). Junior Reilly O'Connor (Brooklin, Ontario/The Hill Academy) has seven points, since the shift.
ABOUT LOYOLA... Loyola features the fourth best scoring offense in the nation (13.71 gpg)The Greyhounds are led by Nikko Pontrello, who is fourth in NCAA Division I, averaging 3.71 goals/game... The Greyhounds feature the NCAA's sixth best scoring defense, holding opponents to 7.57 goals per game. Loyola holds the third best scoring margin in the nation, outscoring opponents by an average of 6.83 goals per game...Loyola has done a large part of its damage in the first quarter this season, outscoring its opponents 23-14 through the first seven games of the season. In quarters 2-4 they have only outscored opponents 55-54...Charley Toomey is 81-46 in nine seasons at the helm of the Loyola program.