WASHINGTON - Georgetown University’s men’s lacrosse team closes out the road portion of its 2017 BIG EAST schedule with a showdown against league foe Providence on Saturday. The game will be broadcast live on the BIG EAST Digital Network with a 1 p.m. opening faceoff.
Along with the broadcast on the BEDN, live stats can be found on www.guhoyas.com.
The Hoyas (2-8, 0-2 BIG EAST) are coming off a 20-11 setback at then-No.4/6 Denver in the Mile High City last Saturday. Georgetown gave the Pioneers all they could handle in the opening half, jumping out to a 4-2 lead in the first quarter before settling for an 8-6 deficit going into halftime. Coming out of the break, the Blue & Gray couldn’t keep up the momentum in the loss.
Daniel Bucaro (East Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville) led GU with three goals and three assists against the Pioneers while Peter Conley (Mamaroneck, N.Y./Mamaroneck), Devon Lewis (Orlando, Fla./Lake Highland Prep) and Austin McDonald (Potomac, Md./Georgetown Prep) each added two goals.
Bucaro paces the Georgetown offense with 40 points (29G, 11A) while Conley is right on his trail with 34 points (21G, 13A). Jake Carraway (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary’s) adds 20 points (15G, 5A), Craig Berge (Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa) chips in 15 points (10G, 5A) and Lewis is good for 11 points (8G, 3A) on the season.
Defensively, long stick midfielder Michael Mayer (Baltimore, Md./St. Paul’s) leads Georgetown in both ground balls with 40 and caused turnovers with 14, while Charlie Ford (San Carlos, Calif./St. Ignatius) and Conor Barr (Wilton, Conn./Fairfield Prep/Fairfield) add seven caused turnovers each. Jarrett Jones (Palos Verdes Estates, Calif./Palos Verdes) and Conley are both among the ground ball leaders with 23 and 22, respectively.
In goal, Nick Marrocco (Duxbury, Mass./Duxbury) has hauled in 110 saves on the year, good or 11 a game, to go with a .495 save percentage.
Providence (7-3, 1-0 BIG EAST) is off to a strong start to the season and hosts the Hoyas behind a three-game winning streak. Nick Hatzipetrakos leads the Friars with 33 points (19G, 14A), Brendan Kearns adds 28 points (21G, 7A), Sean Leahey has 11 points (11G) and Keenan Assaraf chips in 10 points (6G, 4A).
Tate Boyce leads the PC defense between the pipes, posting a .605 save percentage to go with a 6.96 goals-against average. He has allowed just 64 goals in 10 games this season and has collected 98 saves.
Georgetown and Providence have faced each other 10 times in program history, with the Hoyas holding a 9-1 advantage all-time. The lone win for PC came in 1987, the first meeting between the two schools, followed by nine-straight victories by the Blue & Gray.
Following Saturday’s game, GU returns home to Cooper Field to host BIG EAST foe Villanova on Saturday, April 15. The game with be broadcast live on CBS Sports Network with Ben Holden calling the play-by-play and Sheehan Stanwick Burch providing color commentary.