March 8, 2013
BOSTON - The Georgetown University men's lacrosse team (2-1, 0-0 BIG EAST) landed in snowy, Boston, Mass. on Thursday evening, arriving in town to play Harvard University (1-2, 0-0 Ivy League) on Friday night at Soldiers Field Lacrosse Stadium. The opening face-off is currently scheduled for 6 p.m. It will be the fifth meeting between the two programs, with GU leading the series, 3-1.
Despite the winter storm blanketing the Boston area, Friday evening's game is expected to take place as scheduled. For updates concerning the status of the Hoyas game with the Crimson, fans are encouraged to check Georgetown Athletics official website - www.guhoyas.com - for up-to-date information. Links for live stats and streaming video have been provided by Harvard and can also be found on GUHoyas.com.
The Hoyas enter its game with the Crimson after winning a pair of dramatic one-goal victories. The Hoyas defeated Navy, 9-8, in overtime on February 24 for its first win of the season. They followed it up with a 10-9 victory over Dartmouth in Dallas, Texas. Junior attack Jeff Fountain (Lutherville-Timonium, Md./St. Paul's School) scored the game-winning goal in both games, dishing out a career-high four assists against the Big Green. Fountain is second on the team in points with 10 (five goals, five assists).
Each of Georgetown's first three games, have been decided by one goal. It is just the third time in program history where GU has played three consecutive one-goal games, with 2003 and 2012 being the only other instances. The Hoyas have never played four consecutive one-goal games, but chances are strong for change, as all four of GU and Harvard's previous meetings have been decided by one-goal, with the Hoyas winning 11-10 in 2012.
Redshirt sophomore Jake Haley (Grasonville, Md./Queen Anne's County) made a career-high 17 saves in his first career start and fourth appearance, to earn the victory against Dartmouth last Saturday. Haley was named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week for his effort.
Senior attack Brian Casey (Bethesda, Md./Georgetown Prep) leads the Hoyas with 11 points (seven goals, four assists), while sophomore attack Reilly O'Connor (Brooklin, Ontario/The Hill Academy) has four goals and five assists through three games. Sophomore midfielder Charles McCormick (Bronxville, N.Y./Bronxville) is tied for second on the team with five goals. Redshirt junior Tyler Knarr (Eagleville, Pa./LaSalle College) is 13th in the nation winning .585 percent (24-for-41) of his face-off attempts this season.
Georgetown Head Coach Kevin Warne will be a familiar face to many on the Harvard team. Warne was the defensive coordinator for the Crimson from 2008-2010, coaching a recruiting many of the team's current players.
HARVARD: Chris Wojcik is in his third season as the Head Coach of the Harvard program, guiding his team to a 1-2 start, with a 16-12 victory over Holy Cross in its second game. They have mixed experience and youth on offense, as senior midfielder Alex White leads the team with seven goals and three assists, while freshman attack Devin Dwyer is tied for the team lead with 10 points (four goals, six assists). In goal, senior Harry Krieger has played every minute of every game, recording 33 saves and posting a .524 save percentage.
The Hoyas next home game is on Saturday, March 16 against BIG EAST rival Providence. Tickets are now available for the Hoyas game with the Friars and all men's lacrosse home games. For more information, please visit WeAreGeorgetown.com/tickets.