March 16, 2018
Game Notes vs Drexel 3/17
WASHINGTON - One of the three remaining undefeated teams in the country, the No. 11/11 Georgetown University men's lacrosse team renews a long dormant series against Drexel with a nonconference showdown in Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon. The Hoyas and Dragons have not played since 1991 following eight-straight meetings between the two schools.
Georgetown (6-0) is coming off a 2-0 week with a 13-9 victory over Marist and a 12-9 win over Hobart as three Hoyas garnered BIG EAST Player of the Week honors. Jake Carraway (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary's) was named the BIG EAST Attack Player of the Week, Nick Marrocco (Duxbury, Mass./Duxbury) was tabbed Defensive Player of the Week and Gibson Smith (Pelham, N.Y./Pelham Memorial) was selected as the Freshman of the Week. In addition, Greg Galligan (Oyster Bay Cove, N.Y./St. Anthony's) was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll.
Daniel Bucaro (East Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville) leads the Blue & Gray with 21 goals and 11 assists for 32 points while Carraway is right behind him with 31 points (19G, 12A). Craig Berge (Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa) adds 17 points (7G, 10A) while Lucas Wittenberg (Kennesaw, Ga./Harrison/Mercer) rounds out the double-digit scorers with 12 points (7G, 5A).
Defensively, Marrocco is 6-0 on the season between the pipes. He owns a stingy 7.39 goals-against average and has hauled in 57 saves to go with a .582 save percentage. He remains the NCAA active career leader in saves with 559.
Galligan leads the Hoyas with 10 caused turnovers while Kieran Jenkins (Millersville, Md./Severna Park) adds eight and Smith has been credited with six.
At the faceoff `X', Peter Tagliaferri (Danville, Calif./San Ramon Valley) has won 63-of-120 (.525) of his draws and leads GU with 34 ground balls.
Drexel (2-4) is coming off a down-to-the-wire 10-9 loss to crosstown rival Saint Joseph's on Tuesday. The Dragons had won back-to-back games following three-straight losses to top-10 opponents to start the season.
Four Dragons have posted double figures in scoring this season, led by Matthew Varian with 19 (11G, 8A). Reid Bowering adds 16 points (14G, 2A), Marshal King has 12 (7G, 5A) and Will Manganiello chips in 10 (9G, 1A).
In goal, Chre Teitelbaum has started four of Drexel's six games, posting an 8.60 goals-against average to go with 48 saves and a .571 save percentage.
Georgetown and Drexel met every year from 1984 to 1991 with the Dragons holding a 5-3 series advantage. Drexel claimed the first four decisions, followed by a 3-1 spurt by the Hoyas to close out the series. Only one of those victories for the Blue & Gray came in the City of Brotherly Love, a 15-8 win in 1991.
Following Saturday's game, the Hoyas return to the friendly confines of Cooper Field as they host No. 9/8 Loyola Maryland on Wednesday at 3 p.m.