Georgetown Men's Lacrosse Hosts Yale on Saturday Afternoon at Multi-Sport Field
April 21, 2011
WASHINGTON - WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University men's lacrosse team (5-6, 2-2 BIG EAST) will host the Yale Bulldogs (9-2, 6-2 Ivy League) on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. It will be the Hoyas second consecutive home game at Multi-Sport Field this season.
Saturday's game is scheduled to appear live on MASN, as coverage begins at 1 p.m. with Leif Elsmo providing the play-by-play and Evan Washburn providing the color.
The Hoyas enter Saturday's match up after playing the longest game in program history, a heartbreaking 6-5, four-overtime loss to No. 19 Loyola (Md.). Senior goalie Jack Davis (Glen Ridge, N.J./Glen Ridge) made a season high 15 saves and graduate student attackman Rickey Mirabito (Binghamton, N.Y./Chenango Forks) had two assists for Georgetown in the loss.
Mirabito, who is 12th in Georgetown program history with 74 career goals, has continued to pace the Blue & Gray in assists with 20 this season to lead the BIG EAST with 1.82 assists per game, which also places him tied for sixth in the nation.
Senior Brian Tabb (Potomac, Md./Georgetown Prep) is climbing the Hoyas all-time list in face-off wins. Tabb currently has won 317 career face-offs placing him fourth in program history, directly behind Christiaan Trunz, who compiled 329 wins between 2004-07. Tabb will be tasked with controlling the ball against Yale's face-off unit, ranked atop the nation, winning .668 percent of their attempts.
Despite scoring under 10 goals in two of its past three games, the Hoyas remain one of the nation's most prolific scoring offenses, averaging 10.73 goals per game, leading the BIG EAST and tied for 15th in the nation. Sophomore attackman Davey Emala is sixth in the nation, averaging 2.55 goals per game. Travis Comeau (Red Deer, Alberta/The Hill Academy) is third in the BIG EAST and tied for 30th in the nation averaging 2.09 goals per game.
Georgetown and Yale are two of the top programs in the country at forcing turnovers. Yale is second in the nation causing 11.3 turnovers per game, while the Hoyas are tied for fifth forcing 10.18 turnovers per game.
Saturday's game will be the ninth meeting between the two programs, as Yale won all eight of the previous meetings between 1984 and 1991.