March 19, 2016
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DURHAM, N.C. - The Georgetown University men's lacrosse team (1-6) could not keep pace with Duke's offense, falling 20-6 to the No. 9 Blue Devils (6-3) at Koskinen Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Hoyas were outdone by three Blue Devil runs of four or more goals, highlighted by an 8-0 run between the second and third quarters, as GU finished 7-of-28 from the faceoff X overall. Junior midfielder Devon Lewis (Orlando, Fla./Lake Highland Prep) scored two goals and had one assist, while freshman attack Chris Donovan (Morristown, N.J./The Hun School) had one goal and one assist in the loss.
The Blue Devils jumped out quickly, as Jack Bruckner scored three of Duke's six, first quarter-goals. Sophomore midfielder Craig Berge (Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa) scored the Hoyas lone first quarter goal on an assist from Lewis at the 5:08 mark, but the Hoyas finished the first frame, trailing 6-1.
The Hoyas could not find an answer for Duke's offense in the second quarter, as the Blue Devils rattled off three consecutive goals to take a 9-1 lead. Senior midfielder Corey Parke (Pittsford, N.Y./Pittsford) scored to end the 5-0 Duke run at the 8:23 mark in the second quarter, but it would be GU's last goal of the half. The Blue & Gray went into the break trailing, 13-2.
Duke scored the first four goals of the third quarter to take a 17-2 lead, before Georgetown responded on offense. Lewis scored on graduate student midfielder Joe Bucci's (Ithaca, N.Y./Ithaca) assist, before Donovan scored. Lewis scored his second goal of the game inside the last 90 seconds of the third quarter, as the Hoyas went into the final frame trailing 19-5.
Sophomore attack Matt Behrens (Bronxville, N.Y./Bronxville) scored on Donovan's assist at the 9:52 mark in the fourth quarter, making the score 19-6. It would be the Hoyas final goal of the game in a 20-6 loss.
Georgetown returns to action on Wednesday, when they host No. 13/15 Loyola (Md.) at Cooper Field. The opening faceoff between the Hoyas and Greyhounds is scheduled for 3 p.m.