March 23, 2012
WASHINGTON - The No. 18 Georgetown University men's lacrosse team (4-2, 1-0 BIG EAST) hosts No. 10/11 Duke on Saturday, March 23 at Multi-Sport Field with the opening face-off scheduled for 12:02 p.m. It will be the 26th time in program history the two teams have met, with the Hoyas trailing the all-time series 7-18.
Saturday's game will be broadcast live on ESPN3 with Booker Corrigan providing the play-by-play and Ryan Boyle adding commentary. An audio broadcast of the game will be be available on the Hoyas official athletics website - www.guhoyas.com - with Chuck Timanus calling the action.
The Hoyas enter Saturday's game, coming off an 11-6 loss to No. 5 Loyola (Md.) on Wednesday evening in Baltimore. Georgetown had tied the score in the third quarter, but after the would-be go ahead goal for GU was waved off due to penalty, the Greyhounds scored six consecutive goals to take control of the game, snapping the Hoyas four-game win streak.
Senior goalie Matt Winter (New Haven, Conn./Choate Rosemary Hall) had a career-high 14 saves, as Loyola (Md.) but suffered his first career loss in four starts. Winter had won his first three starts, two of them in one goal games after having not seen regular season action since 2008.
Junior middie Brian Casey (Bethesda, Md./Georgetown Prep) continued his strong play, scoring two goals against Loyola (Md.) on Wednesday. Casey leads the team with 17 points (9 goals, 8 assists) and has scored at least two points in each of the Hoyas six games this season. Senior middie Zack Angel (Park Hall, Md./St. Mary's Ryken) was held without a goal for the first time against the Greyhounds, but had his first two assists of the season. Angel had scored three goals in three consecutive games played, leading the team with 11 goals this season.
Georgetown's defense is leading the nation causing 11.40 turnovers per game. Senior defender Bobby Boyle (Rumsen, N.J./Lawrenceville School) is tied for 12th in the nation, causing 2.0 turnovers per game. Sophomore Chris May (McLean, Va./Gonzaga) is among the nation's top-20 in face-off win percentage, taking .604 percent (29-of-48) of his face-offs this season.
DUKE: The Blue Devils enter Saturday having won its last three, with victories over Harvard, North Carolilna and Dartmouth, following consecutive losses to Maryland and Loyola (Md.), who are GU's only two losses this season. Duke's offense is led by Jordan Wolf, last week's ACC Offensive Player of the Week. Wolf has 18 goals and 14 assists through nine games this season. Like Georgetown, Duke has three goalies who have seen extensive time in the cage this season. Mike Rock has logged 183:11 minutes this season, keeping a 2-0 record with 33 saves. At the face-off X Duke has been led by CJ Costabile, who is 63-for-113 with 55 groundballs this season.
TICKET INFORMATION: Tickets for the Hoyas game with Duke or any of the three 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.