March 1, 2016
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WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University men's lacrosse team (0-3) traded goals and leads with Mount St. Mary's (2-2) throughout Tuesday afternoon's game, but the Mount ended the game on a 4-0 run, as the Hoyas fell, 11-8, in their home opener at Cooper Field.
Junior midfielder Nick Carpenter (Oakton, Va./Paul VI) gave the Hoyas an 8-7 lead with 6:25 remaining in the game, but would be GU's last goal, as MSM scored four times in the last five minutes. Sophomore goalie Nick Marrocco (Duxbury, Mass./Duxbury) took the loss, making 11 saves, while allowing 11 goals.
Junior midfielder Peter Conley (Mamaroneck, N.Y./Mamaroneck) and freshman attack Daniel Bucaro (East Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville) each had one goal and two assists, as eight different Georgetown players scored in the losing effort.
The Mount controlled the first quarter, taking a 2-0 lead, while holding Georgetown to just three shots in the opening frame.
The Blue & Gray responded in the second quarter, as sophomore midfielder Craig Berge (Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa) scored an extra-man goal on Conley's assist. Sophomore midfielder Ryan Hursey (Finksburg, Md./Westminster) tied the score at two goals at the 8:06 mark.
The Mount's Mark Hojnoski scored one of his game-high five goals at the 7:55 mark in the second quarter, but the Hoyas quickly answered. Conley tied the score on an assist from junior midfielder Devon Lewis (Orlando, Fla./Lake Highland Prep). Lewis gave GU its first lead, at 4-3, less than one minute later on an assist from Conley. Hojnoski scored the equalizer with one second remaining in the half to send both teams into the break tied at four.
Georgetown and the Mount traded goals through the third quarter, as Bucaro and sophomore attack Matt Behrens (Bronxville, N.Y./Bronxville) helped GU stay even. The Hoyas answered an early fourth quarter goal from Chris DePretoro, with two goals of their own, as sophomore attack Stephen Quinzi (Pittsford, N.Y./Pittsford) retied the score and Carpenter put GU in front, 8-7. It would be the Hoyas' last goal, as MSM scored the last four to keep GU winless through three games.
Sophomore Peter Tagliaferri (Danville, Calif./San Ramon Valley) went a career-best 12-of-22 at the faceoff X with four ground balls, though the Mount won the overall ground ball battle, 27-23.
Georgetown returns to action on Saturday when they travel to Hempstead, N.Y. to take on Hofstra, with the opening faceoff scheduled for noon. The game will be broadcast live on the Lax Sports Network (laxsportsnetwork.com).