Men's Lacrosse

Men's Lacrosse Falls to No. 12/13 Duke

March 18, 2017

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WASHINGTON - Georgetown University's men's lacrosse team dropped a 12-7 decision to visiting No. 12/13 Duke on Saturday afternoon at Cooper Field. The Hoyas fall to 2-5 on the season while the Blue Devils improve to 7-2.

Jake Carraway (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary's) led the Hoyas with three goals for his second career hat trick, while Daniel Bucaro (East Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville) added two goals and an assist. Devon Lewis (Orlando, Fla./Lake Highland Prep) and Craig Berge (Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa) both notched goals as well, while Peter Conley (Mamaroneck, N.Y./Mamaroneck) tallied a pair of assists.

Michael Mayer (Baltimore, Md./St. Paul's) led the Hoyas with five ground balls while Carraway, Berge and Conor Barr (Wilton, Conn./Fairfield Prep/Fairfield) all added three.

In goal, Nick Marrocco (Duxbury, Mass./Duxbury) recorded his fifth multi-save performance of the season with 10.

Both squads opened the game scoreless for nearly the first five minutes before Duke tallied back-to-back goals to take a 2-0 lead at the 8:45 mark. Carraway put the Blue & Gray on the scoreboard with 6:04 remaining in the frame but the Blue Devils responded with three unanswered goals to close out the first quarter, leading 5-1.

In the second, a Duke goal at the 9:33 mark made it 6-1 before the Hoyas responded with Lewis' goal with 4:32 remaining in the half. The Blue Devils then capitalized on a GU penalty following the ensuing faceoff and notched their first man-up goal of the game 32 seconds later to take a 7-2 lead going into halftime.

Coming out of the break, the Hoyas clamped down on both ends of the field to keep Duke on its toes. Berge opened the scoring five minutes into the half but was matched by the Blue Devils only 31 seconds later to make it an 8-3 game. Carraway took control of the offense down the stretch, netting back-to-back goals and cutting Georgetown's deficit to just 8-5 going in to the final quarter of play.

In the fourth, Duke used four-straight goals over a span of 6:25 to take a daunting 12-5 lead. Bucaro would score both of his goals in the final two minutes of action, including his fourth man-up goal of the year courtesy of an assist from Conley with 17 seconds remaining in the game.

Justin Guterding led Duke with five goals while Joey Manown added a pair. Danny Fowler collected 11 saves in goal for the win.

Georgetown returns to action on Wednesday, March 22, at No. 17/18 Loyola (Md.) at 3 p.m. The game will be televised live on CBS Sports Network with Ben Holden calling the play-by-play and Sheehan Stanwick Burch providing the color commentary.

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