April 13, 2012
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University men's lacrosse team (5-5, 1-2 BIG EAST) will host No. 7 Notre Dame (8-1, 3-0 BIG EAST) on Sunday, April 15 with the opening face-off scheduled for 1:02 p.m. The meeting will be the 13th between the two schools, with the Hoyas trailing the all-time series 7-5.
Sunday's game will be broadcast in tape delay on Verizon Fios1, with Dave McHugh calling the plays and former Hoya star Andy Corno providing the commentary. The game will be broadcast live on Georgetown's official athletics website - www.guhoyas.com - with Chuck Timanus calling the action. Live stats can also be found on guhoyas.com.
The Hoyas will look to snap a two-game BIG EAST losing streak, coming off consecutive losses to Villanova and St. John's. Last Saturday, Georgetown rallied from a four-goal deficit in the third quarter to take a 12-10 lead within the last minute of the game. The Red Storm scored two goals to tie the score in regulation, the scored the game-winner in overtime to thwart the Hoyas strong second half. Senior face-off specialist Brian Tabb went 19-for-23 at the face-off X, winning 16-of-17 face-offs in the second half. Junior attack Zac Guy (Tully, N.Y./Tully) scored a career-high five points, on two goals and three assists in the losing effort.
Guy is second on the Hoyas with 23 points, with a team-leading 15 assists and eight goals. Junior Brian Casey, who has seen time at attack and midfield this season, leads the team with 27 points (14 goals, 13 assists), while senior midfielder Zack Angel (Park Hall, Md./St. Mary's Ryken) leads the team with 15 goals.
The Hoyas defense has been among the best in the nation at taking the ball away from opponents, averaging 10.10 caused turnovers per game, the second best mark in the country. Senior defender Bobby Boyle leads GU causing 16 turnovers, while junior defender Chris Nourse has 14. They have also been strong with the ball on the ground, averaging 31.70 groundballs per game, the 15th best mark in the country.
NOTRE DAME: Notre Dame holds a 7-5 series advantage over Georgetown, despite the Irish having dropped five consecutive games to Georgetown until 2011, when they defeated the Hoyas, 7-6 in South Bend, Ind...Soph. attack Wesley Hopkins tallied a career-high four points on three goals and an assist in ND's 9-1 victory over Providence last Saturday, for his third career hat trick, earning him a spot on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll... Notre Dame's win over the Friars is its seventh consecutive. ND has had steaks of at least seven games in five of the last six seasons... The Irish have held opponents to five or fewer goals five times this season. The defense is allowing a league best 5.44 goals per game.
WINNERS LACROSSE: Following Sunday's game with Notre Dame children in attendance will be able to participate in a clinic presented by WINNERS Lacrosse. Using lacrosse as a vehicle to teach life skills, WINNERS Lacrosse is available to all boys and girls in the DC metropolitan area, especially those who need coaching and mentoring the most. WINNERS Lacrosse assists boys and girls with secondary school placement to help them reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible young men and women.
- Introduced lacrosse to over 1,000 boys and girls - 7 youth teams (7-15 year olds) participated in DC, MD and VA youth lacrosse leagues - 50+ scholarships provided for summer camps and clinics throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast - 17 WINNERS kids participated in First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" initiative to fight childhood obesity. - Actively assisted players in being accepted to multiple private high schools. Eighth grade participants on this year's and last year's team were accepted to schools such as Gonzaga, Georgetown Visitation, and Archbishop McNamara, Sidwell Friends and Landon. - Holding our first annual overnight summer camp at The Madeira School for WINNERS Lacrosse players in August 2012
TICKET INFORMATION: Tickets for the Hoyas game with Notre Dame or its final home game against Rutgers 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.