March 6, 2015
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University men's lacrosse team (2-2, 0-0 BIG EAST) will host the Hobart Statesmen (2-1, 0-0 NEC) on Saturday at Multi-Sport Field. The opening face-off is scheduled for noon.
BROADCAST INFORMATION: The game will be broadcast live via HoyaVision accessible through the Georgetown Athletics official website - www.GUHoyas.com - with Chuck Timanus calling play-by-play and Neil McGroarty providing analysis. Live stats can also be found on the Hoyas' website with live game updates available on the team's twitter account @HoyasMLacrosse.
SERIES HISTORY: Georgetown and Hobart will meet for the 16th time in program history with GU holding a 13-2 series advantage. This will be the first meeting since 2009, when the Hoyas fell 15-8 in Geneva, N.Y. The Blue & Gray had won the previous 13 matchups from 1996-2008.
LAST GAME: The Hoyas fell behind 3-1 by the 11-minute mark in the second quarter before ending the game on a 10-2 run. GU held Mount St. Mary's scoreless for over 22 minutes between the second and third quarter and freshman goalie Nick Marrocco (Duxbury, Mass./Duxbury) had 15 saves and allowed a season-low five goals. Stephen Quinzi scored three goals for his second consecutive game, while senior attack Bo Stafford (Greenwich, Conn./Brunswick) and freshman midfielder Ryan Hursey (Finksburg, Md./Westminster) each scored twice.
EXTRA-MAN OFFENSE AMONG NATION'S MOST EFFICIENT Georgetown's extra-man offense has been a bright spot for the team through the first four games, as they have gone 8-for-13 when they go man-up. Their man-up conversion percentage of .615 is currently fifth in the nation behind Marist, Holy Cross, Cornell and Notre Dame. Freshman attack Matt Behrens (Bronxville, N.Y./Bronxville) leads the squad with three EMO goals, while freshman attack Stephen Quinzi (Pittsford, N.Y./Pittsford)and Stafford each have two goals.
HOYAS MAN-DOWN UNIT AMONG NATION'S BEST In 18 man-down opportunities through four games Georgetown has allowed just four goals, holding opponents to a .267 man-up conversion percentage. Two of those man-down goals came at No. 2 Notre Dame, with two coming against Hofstra on a 2-for-6 on Saturday. Towson went 0-for-6 and Mount St. Mary's went 0-for-3 against GU.
ABOU THE STATESMEN: Hobart had its midweek game with No. 18 Colgate postponed due to inclement weather. The Statesmen last played on Saturday earning an 11-10 victory over Binghamton. Senior Alex Love leads the team with seven goals and eight points. Love's 2.33 goals per game is the best in the Northeast Conference. Senior Zach Reed has a team-high three assists through three games. Sophomore Grant Soucy leads the team and ranks fifth in the nation in caused turnovers per game (2.00). Sophomore goalie Jackson Brown has played every minute in net for the Statesmen. Through three games, Brown has recorded 35 saves and ranks second in the NEC and 18th in the nation in saves per game (11.67). Hobart enters tomorrow's contest scoring a conference best 10.33 goals per game.