March 16, 2012
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University men's lacrosse team (3-1, 0-0 BIG EAST) travels north to take on Providence College (1-2, 0-0 BIG EAST) on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. Saturday will be the sixth time the two programs have met, with the Hoyas holding a 4-1 series advantage, winning the last four games. This will also be the Hoyas first road game and first BIG EAST matchup of the 2012 season.
Georgetown is coming off back-to-back one goal victories, with its latest coming against Mount St. Mary's on Tuesday. Trailing by three goals heading into the fourth quarter, the Hoyas rallied with sophomore Chris May (McLean, Va./Gonzaga) going five-for-five on face-offs and GU not allowing a fourth quarter shot. On offense they scored four unanswered goals, including the game-winner from junior middie Brian Casey (Bethesda, Md./Georgetown Prep) for a 9-8 victory.
Senior goalie Matt Winter (New Haven, Conn./Choate Rosemary Hall) earned his third consecutive victory in three career starts. Winter made nine saves against The Mount and is allowing 8.17 goals per game, the second best mark in the BIG EAST.
Senior middie Zack Angel (Park Hall, Md./St. Mary's Ryken) posted his third consecutive three goal game and now leads the team with 11 goals, while junior attack Zac Guy (Tully, N.Y./Tully) had two goals and two assists for a career-high four points. Guy has had two assists in each of the Hoyas four games this season.
Junior attack Travis Comeau (Red Deer, Alberta[Canada]/The Hill Academy) scored three goals in his past two games and is tied for the team lead with 11 points (nine goals, two assists).
PROVIDENCE: The Friars return to action for the first time in two weeks, after falling to Manhattan, 11-9 on March 3. Providence's lone win came over Wagner, a 13-5 victory in their only home game this season. PC is led by Jake Nolan, who has six goals and four assists, while Andrew Barton has five goals and two assists. Goalie Christian Dzwilewski has started all three games, allowing 10.95 goals per game.