No. 5 Georgetown Lacrosse Heads to Mount St. Mary's for Tuesday Matchup
April 10, 2007
Washington, D.C. - The fifth-ranked Georgetown University men's lacrosse team will look to extend its win streak to three games when the Hoyas visit Mount St. Mary's on Tuesday afternoon. Face-off is slated for 4 p.m. at the Mountaineers' Alumni Field.
The Hoyas improved to 6-2 overall this past weekend with an 8-7 ECAC League win over Fairfield on Saturday on the Hilltop. It was the team's second-straight win and their fourth in the last five games overall.
Cannon, the ECAC's Preseason Offensive Player of the Year and last week's league Offensive Player of the Week, scored two goals had two assists in the win. He leads the Hoyas in scoring with 11 goals and 16 assists for 27 points. Cannon has scored at least one point in each of the last 29 games, dating back to April 13, 2005 against Mount St. Mary's, the fifth-longest scoring streak in the country.
The win against Fairfield also gave 18th-year head coach Dave Urick the 300th win of his career. In 18 seasons at Georgetown, Urick has a career record of 178-69 with 10-straight NCAA Tournament appearances. Including 10 years at the helm of the program at Hobart College, Urick now has a 28-year career record of 300-99.
Cannon is among five players on the Georgetown team scoring in double figures. Junior Andrew Baird (Baltimore, Md./Loyola Blakefield) is second on the team in scoring with 13 goals and seven assists for 20 points. Freshman Andrew Brancaccio (Bethesda, Md./Georgetown Prep) is third on the team with 12 goals for 12 points, junior Dan D'Agnes (Manhasset, N.Y./Manhasset) is fourth with nine goals and two assists for 11 points and freshman Craig Dowd (East Northport, N.Y./Northport) is fifth with eight goals and two assists for 10 points.
Junior goalie Miles Kass (Rye, N.Y./Hotchkiss), who had 12 saves and four ground balls in the win over Fairfield, has held six opponents to 10 goals or fewer this season, and four opponents to less than eight. Kass, who is 6-2 in between the pipes this season, has an 8.64 goals-against average through eight games.
Mount St. Mary's enters Tuesday's game with a 1-6 overall record and a 1-2 mark in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. The Mountaineers, who won the MAAC regular season title in 1999, 2001 and 2003, are led by Joe Bello, who has 11 goals and three assists for 14 points this season.
The Hoyas have won the last eight meetings with Mount St. Mary's, but the Mountaineers lead the head-to-head series, 15-8. Since the Mount moved to the NCAA Division I level in 1989, Georgetown leads the series, 8-3, including a 17-7 win last year in Washington.