Men's Lacrosse

Bucaro and Tagliaferri Named to BIG EAST Honor Roll; Georgetown Hosts Robert Morris on Tuesday

March 6, 2017

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WASHINGTON - A pair of Georgetown University men's lacrosse players were named to the BIG EAST Conference Weekly Honor roll, as announced by the league office on Monday. Sophomore Daniel Bucaro (East Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville) and junior Peter Tagliaferri (Danville, Calif./San Ramon Valley) were recognized for their efforts in an 11-9 setback to Hofstra last weekend.

Bucaro garners his second-straight weekly nod after earning BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week honors last time. He recorded his second-consecutive hat trick, and fifth of his career, in the loss to Hofstra and led the Blue & Gray with four points (3G, 1A) on the day.

Tagliaferri put together a dominating performance in faceoffs for Georgetown against the Pride. The junior won a stellar 13-of-18 (.722) trips to the `X' while collecting a pair of ground balls in the process.

The Hoyas (0-4) wrap up a three-game homestand as it hosts Robert Morris on Tuesday, March 7, at Cooper Field. The game is the lone midweek home contest for the Blue & Gray and is the first ever meeting between the two programs. Gametime is scheduled for 3 p.m. with live stats and a subscription-based webstream available at Jeremy Huber will be calling the play-by-play with Earl Brewer providing color commentary.

In Georgetown's loss to Hofstra, Bucaro led the Hoyas with three goals and an assist while senior Peter Conley (Mamaroneck, N.Y./Mamaroneck) added a pair of goals and an assist to extend his point streak to 14-straight games dating back to 2015.

Conley continues to lead the Blue & Gray offensively with 14 points (10G, 4A) while Bucaro is hot on his trails with 13 points (11G, 2A). Bucaro has also accounted for three of GU's man-up goals on the year with junior Craig Berge (Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa) adding the other.

Defensively, senior long stick midfielder Michael Mayer (Baltimore, Md./St. Paul's) leads the Hoyas with five caused turnovers and is second on the team with 12 ground balls. Freshman defenseman Jarrett Jones (Palos Verdes Estates, Calif./Palos Verdes) paces Georgetown with 17 ground balls and is tied for second with senior Charlie Ford (San Carlos, Calif./St. Ignatius) and graduate student Conor Barr (Wilton, Conn./Fairfield Prep/Fairfield) with four caused turnovers each.

In goal, junior Nick Marrocco (Duxbury, Mass./Duxbury) has hauled in 41 saves on the season. With his nine saves against Hofstra, he moved into sixth place on the GU all-time saves list (since 1980) with 412.

Robert Morris is 4-1 on the season, winners of four-straight after a season-opening loss to Penn State, the current No. 3/3 ranked team in the nation. The Colonials are receiving votes in the most recent USILA/Nike Coaches Poll released on Monday. Tuesday's game is the first of two back-to-back games against BIG EAST foes for the Colonials as RMU hosts Marquette on Saturday, March 11.

Adrian Torok-Orban leads the Colonials with 15 points (11G, 4A) while Matt Schmidt adds 13 points (9G, 4A) and Tyson Gibson chips in 10 points (5G, 5A).

Defensively, Alex Heger is 3-1 on the season between the pipes and has posted a .588 save percentage on the year. He is averaging 12 saves per game.

Following Tuesday's action, Georgetown hits the road once again to play at Hobart in Geneva, N.Y., on Saturday, March 11, at noon.

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