Georgetown Men's Lacrosse Host No. 3 Syracuse on Saturday Afternoon for Senior Day
April 19, 2013
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University men's lacrosse team (5-7, 2-2 BIG EAST) will host No. 3 Syracuse (9-3, 3-1 BIG EAST) on Senior Day at Multi-Sport Field on Saturday afternoon. The opening face-off is scheduled for 1 p.m. The Orange are the fifth top-15 team the Hoyas have played in its last seven games.
SERIES NOTES - The Hoyas, who are playing for a spot in the BIG EAST Tournament, will meet the Orange for the 22nd time in program history, as GU trails the series 16-5. It will be the first time GU has hosted Syracuse at Multi-Sport Field since 2009.Georgetown defeated SU 10-8 last season at the Carrier Dome, as Brian Casey had three goals, while Travis Comeau and Dan McKinney each had two.
SENIOR DAY ON THE HILLTOP - Saturday will be Senior Day on the Hilltop, as the Hoyas and Head Coach Kevin Warne recognize the Hoyas eight seniors: defender Brennan Bicknese (Ridgewood, N.J./Delbarton), attackman Brian Casey (Bethesda, Md./Georgetown Prep), attackman Travis Comeau (Red Deer, Alberta/The Hill School), midfielder Jason McFadden (Bel Air, Md./Calvert Hall), midfielder Dan McKinney (Niskayuna, N.Y./Niskayuna), defender Michael Morris (Ridgewood, N.J./Deerfield Academy), defender Patrick Murray (Denver, Colo./Kent Denver), and defender Chris Nourse (Erieville, N.Y./The Hotchkiss School). Each of the Hoyas seniors will be honored on the field during a pre-game ceremony.
HOW TO WATCH - The game will be broadcast live via HoyaVision available through Georgetown University Athletics Official website - www.guhoyas.com - with Chuck Timanus providing the play-by-play. Live stats will also be available at guhoyas.com, while game updates can also be found on Georgetown Men's Lacrosse's twitter page @HoyasMLacrosse. Tickets for Saturday's game are still available by visiting www.WeAreGeorgetown.com/tickets.
Georgetown will be looking to rebound from a 10-8 loss to then No. 4 Notre Dame on Sunday. The Hoyas led 4-0 in the first quarter and held onto a one-goal lead at halftime, before the Irish took over in the second half, outscoring GU 6-3 for the comeback win. Comeau posted his 16th career-game with three-or-more goals for GU, moving him into eighth place in Georgetown program history with 85 goals. Three other Georgetown players had three points in the loss to ND.
HOYAS AT THE X - Redshirt junior LSM Tyler Knarr is 148-for-227 from the face-off X this season holding a .627 face-off percentage, placing him among the top ten in the nation. His 22 face-off wins against Marquette was a single-game career best for Knarr, who is on pace to post the eighth best season in Hoya history. Knarr is currently third in Hoya history with a career .581 winning percentage, behind only Andy Corno and Scott Baughman.
NEW FACES CARRYING THE SCORING LOAD - Sophomore Reilly O'Connor has been named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll three times this season and leads the team in points with 42 (22 goals, 20 assists) . He is currently fourth in the league in points per game (3.55) after totaling just four points during his freshman season. O'Connor is just one of the new faces helping to carry the scoring load this season. Georgetown's top three scorers, including O'Connor, totaled just eight points last season, but have had 89 of the team's 192 points through 12 games this season. Junior attackman Jeff Fountain (Lutherville-Timonium, Md./St. Paul's School) is second on the team with 24 points (16 goals, 8 assists) in 10 games, while sophomore midfielder Charles McCormick (Bronxville, N.Y./Bronxville) has 23 points (16 goals, 7 assists) after not recording a point as a freshman.
GU LOOKING FOR FIRST BIG EAST TOURNAMENT BERTH - With a 2-2 record through four conference games, Georgetown needs to win one of its last two games against Syracuse or Rutgers to clinch a spot in the conference tournament for the first time. GU defeated the Orange at the Carrier Dome, 10-8, last season.
SYRACUSE: The Orange had won four consecutive games, prior to its 13-12 loss to rival Hobart on Tuesday night... Syracuse has already clinched a spot in the BIG EAST Tournament with a 3-1 record in conference play...The Orange boast the No. 5 scoring offense in the nation, averaging 12.58 goals per game. Senior Luke Cometti, and junior Derek Maltz lead the squad with 22 goals apiece. Senior Jojo Marasco is seventh in the nation, averaging 2.45 assists per game. SU has seven players with 10 or more goals...Syracuse has been unstoppable against the nation's best , holding a 4-0 record against teams ranked in the top-10. The Orange have defeated Virginia, Johns Hopkins, Princeton and Cornell this season...Seven of the Orange's 12 games have been decided by one goal this season. Syracuse is 4-3 in one-goal games this season.