Feb. 23, 2018
Game Notes vs. Towson 2/24
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University's men's lacrosse team looks to remain undefeated on the 2018 season as it travels to take on Towson on Saturday afternoon. Opening faceoff is set for noon at Johnny Unitas Stadium.
Saturday's tilt will be broadcast live on the Lax Sports Network, with Brendan Glasheen and Mitch Belisle calling the action. Live stats a link to a paid video stream can be found on www.GUHoyas.com. Audio of the game will be available free of charge.
Georgetown is coming off a 2-0 week to open the campaign for the first time since 2014. The Hoyas topped High Point, 15-5, in the season opener before defeating Robert Morris, 12-11, in snowy conditions on the road.
Jake Carraway (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary's) and Daniel Bucaro (East Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville) pace the GU offense with 11 points each. Carraway, who was recently selected to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll, has notched nine goals to go with a pair of assists while Bucaro had tallied six goals and five assists. Craig Berge (Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa) adds eight points (3G, 5A) while Austin McDonald (Olney, Md./Georgetown Prep), Lucas Wittenberg (Kennesaw, Ga./Harrison/Mercer), Robert Clark (Cooksville, Md./McDonogh School), Matt Behrens (Bronxville, N.Y./Bronxville), and Massimo Bucci (Ithaca, N.Y./IMG Academy) are all offensive threats as well.
Peter Tagliaferri (Danville, Calif./San Ramon Valley) has been impressive at faceoffs, winning 25-of-42 (.595) attempts at the `X'. His 11 ground balls against Robert Morris are the first double digit total for a Hoya since 2015.
Defensively, Nick Marrocco (Duxbury, Mass./Duxbury) has been stellar between the pipes, collecting 21 saves and posting a 7.57 goals-against average. He has won both games for the Blue & Gray this season and owns a .600 save percentage. Marrocco remains the NCAA current active leader in career saves with 523 and is one of just two players with more than 500 career saves.
Towson (1-1) is coming off a 15-13 victory over Mount St. Mary's in its home opener after a 14-6 loss to then-No. 11 Johns Hopkins in the season opener. Jon Mazza and Brendan Sunday lead the Tigers with four goals each while Mazza is the team's scoring leader with a squad-best three assists as well. Shane Brennan and Josh Miller have split time between the pipes, combining for 17 saves on the year and a .386 save percentage. The Tigers are paced at the `X' by Alex Woodall who has won 37-of-55 (.673) faceoff attempts.
Georgetown and Towson have faced each other seven times in program history with TU owning a 6-1 advantage. The lone win for the Hoyas came during the 2004 NCAA Tournament First Round, a 15-8 victory on the Hilltop at Harbin Field.
The squads have played each other home-and-home for the past four seasons. None of those four games were decided by more than three goals, and two were one-goal affairs including last season's 11-10 Towson win at Cooper Field.
Following Saturday's game, the Hoyas return home to host Mount St. Mary's on Tuesday, February 27, at 3 p.m.