March 11, 2016
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University men's lacrosse team (1-4, 0-0 BIG EAST) will look to bounce back from a midweek loss when they host Hobart College (2-3, 0-0 NEC) on Saturday afternoon at Cooper Field. The opening faceoff between the Hoyas and Statesmen is scheduled for noon.
Georgetown University Athletics will observe Military Appreciation Day on Saturday as a way to honor and recognize the service and sacrifices made by the men and women of our armed services. Georgetown has partnered with the USO to provide four complimentary tickets to anyone with valid military ID. The Hoyas will also welcome Daniel Sutton and his family to Cooper Field. Sutton will represent the Wounded Warrior Project, and serve as an honorary captain.
BROADCAST INFORMATION: Saturday's game with Hobart will be streamed live on Georgetown University's official athletics website Ã¢â'¬" www.GUHoyas.com Ã¢â'¬" with Jeremy Huber calling play-by-play and Earl Brewer providing analysis. Live stats can also be found on GUHoyas.com. Fans can find in-game updates by following the Georgetown men's lacrosse team's official Twitter account: @HoyasMLacrosse
SERIES VS. HOBART: Georgetown meets Hobart for the second-consecutive season and 17th time in program history, with GU leading the all-time series 14-2. The Hoyas defeated the Statesmen last season, 15-10, as Peter Conley scored a career-high eight goals and Bo Stafford added a career-high six assists. GU won 13 consecutive games over Hobart, from 1996-2008. The Statesmen last defeated Georgetown, 15-8, in 2009.
LAST GAME: The Hoyas battled back in the fourth quarter, cutting a five-goal deficit to two with just under four minutes to play, but Fairfield scored the final two goals of the game to sink GU, 13-9 at Cooper Field on Tuesday. Georgetown was held to two goals on six shots between the second and third quarter and entered the final period trailing, 10-5. Junior midfielder Peter Conley (Mamaroneck, N.Y./Mamaroneck) helped ignite the offense, scoring both of his goals during a 4-1 run to open the fourth quarter. Georgetown outshot Fairfield 18-6 during the final quarter, but Stags' goalie Tyler Behring made seven saves in the fourth quarter to halt the comeback attempt. Graduate student Joe Bucci (Ithaca, N.Y./Ithaca) posted his second-consecutive multi-goal game after returning from injury.
ON OFFENSE: Freshman attack Daniel Bucaro (East Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville) leads the Hoyas with 10 goals, having scored in each of his five collegiate starts. Conley is GU's points leader with 16 (7 goals, 9 assists) having tallied 10 points in the last two games. Sophomore attack Matt Behrens (Bronxville, N.Y./Bronxville) has scored a goal in each of the last two games, his first two career starts.
ON DEFENSE: Despite the Hoyas' slow start, sophomore goalie Nick Marrocco (Duxbury, Mass./Duxbury) has been one of the BIG EAST's best this season. Through five games, Marrocco is second behind Providence's Tate Boyce, with 13.00 saves per game. Among starting goalies, Marrocco is also second behind Boyce in save percentage at .571. Junior short-stick defensive middie Nick Carpenter (Oakton, Va./Paul VI) has helped stabilize the Hoyas defensive middie unit. He leads BIG EAST midfielders with five caused turnovers this season, averaging 1.00 CT per game.
ABOUT HOBART: Six different Hobart players scored in their, 7-6, loss to Colgate. Junior attackman Sean Donnelly led the Statesmen with two points on a goal and an assist. Junior defenseman Arik Andreen posted a career-high five caused turnovers, one shy of the Hobart game record set by Reid Rosello against Colgate on March 6, 2012. Junior defenseman Grant Soucy picked up a game and career-high six ground balls. Junior goalie Jackson Brown stopped 11 of the 18 shots he faced for a season-high .611 save percentage. Hobart ranks in the top 25 in the nation in man down defense (13th, .750), faceoff percentage (18th, .586), clearing percentage (24th, .875), and scoring offense (25th, 11.0). Brown is 23rd in the nation in goals per game (.275). . ADDITIONAL MILITARY APPRECIATION TICKET INFORMATION: Tickets will be available for pick up at will call on Saturday starting at 11:00 AM (one hour prior to the start of the game). Will call is located at the West Side Entrance of Cooper Field. A valid military photo ID is required for pickup. Will call will close at halftime.