April 2, 2013
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University men's lacrosse team (4-5, 1-0 BIG EAST) will play its second BIG EAST Conference game of the season when it hosts Villanova (2-6, 1-0 BIG EAST) on Wednesday evening at Multi-Sport Field, with the face-off scheduled for 5:02 p.m. It will be the 27th meeting between the two programs, with GU trailing the all-time series 11-15.
Wednesday's game will be the first of two games this season that Head Coach Kevin Warne and the Hoyas will play live for a national audience on ESPNU. Eamon McEneaney will call the play-by-play with Paul Carcaterra providing analysis for the ESPNU broadcast, which can also be found online at http://espn.go.com/watchespn/index/_/id/867902/villanova-vs-georgetown. An audio-only broadcast of the game can be found on Georgetown's Official Athletics website - www.guhoyas.com - with Chuck Timanus calling the action.
Georgetown is coming off a 17-12 win over Marquette on Good Friday, as junior attack Jeff Fountain (Lutherville-Timonium, Md./St. Paul's School) scored a career-high four goals and sophomore attack Reilly O'Connor (Brooklin, Ontario/The Hill Academy) totaled six points on three goals and three assists to lead GU to its most goals in a game since 2002. The Hoyas led by six at halftime, but needed seven fourth quarter goals to hold off Marquette, who brought the game to within one goal late in the third quarter. Redshirt junior Tyler Knarr (Eagleville, Pa./LaSalle College) won a career-high 22 face-offs to help GU control the ball in the fourth quarter.
O'CONNOR EARNS SECOND BIG EAST WEEKLY HONOR ROLL MENTION
O'Connor scored two goals and had two assists in a decisive fourth quarter, leading GU's offense with six points to earn his second weekly honor. During a breakout season, O'Connor leads GU with 31 points and 16 assist, placing fifth in the BIG EAST in points per game (3.44) and third in assists per game (1.78). O'Connor also earned a spot on the honor roll registering a career-high 10 points with four goals and six assists against Providence. The 10 point outburst is tied for the third highest single-game point total this season. St. John's Kieran McArdle has the top two.
Tyler Knarr THE X FACTOR Knarr is currently fourth in the nation, winning .671 percent of his face-offs this season (112-of-167), His 22-of-30 face-off wins against Marquette in the Hoyas last game is a career-high, besting his 19-of-25 performance against No. 9 Loyola. Currently, Knarr's season would place him third in Georgetown history, while his career-winning percentage of .595 on the Hilltop is behind only Andy Corno's .641 winning percentage.
Jeff Fountain IN THE SECOND HALF Fountain scored a career-high four goals in GU's win over Marquette, with two coming in crucial situations with GU trying to withstand a second half Golden Eagle run. This has been the case for Fountain throughout the season, as nine of his team-leading 16 goals have come in the second half, including game-winners against Navy and Dartmouth.
NEW STARTERS Sophomore defender Bryson Greene (Towson, Md./McDonogh) will make his second career start on defense against Villanova alongside captains Brennan Bicknese and Patrick Murray. In his first start against Marquette, Greene had one ground ball and one caused turnover.
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