Georgetown vs. Delaware
March 17, 2004
The Game Story:
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Georgetown University men’s lacrosse team (3-1) out-shot the Delaware Blue Hens (5-2) by a 47-18 margin en route to their third straight win, a 10-5 triumph at home on a chilly Harbin Field.

This game will certainly go down as the breakout game of the season for senior midfielder Walid Hajj (Baltimore, Md./McDonogh). Hajj, the team’s assist leader, had only scored one goal going in, and came out with four more to his credit. The Hoyas were paced early by fellow senior Neal Goldman (Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron), who picked up a first half hat trick to give the Hoyas an early lead, which they would not relinquish. Goldman also added two assists in the second half.

Face-off specialist Andy Corno (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman) was at the top of his game, winning 14 of 18 face-offs to put his season mark at an impressive 75-27. Delaware face-off man Alex Smith did an effective job of preventing Corno from scooping up the face-off, but Corno’s fellow middies came to the rescue, securing the ball and the possession advantage.

Georgetown goalies went largely untested on the day, as winning goalie Rich D’Andrea (Jr., Belle Mead, N.J./The Peddie School) faced only four shots on goal, making one save and allowing three goals. Backup goalie Andrew Owen (Sr., Charlottesville, Va./ Western Albemarle) made two saves and allowed two goals in the final 10 minutes of play.

Delaware was troubled throughout the game with penalties, two of which led to man-up situations that gave Georgetown their second and third goals of the game, both scored by Goldman. Delaware had six penalties on the game, serving a total of five minutes; Georgetown had four penalties and served 3:30 of penalty time.

The Hoyas’ next game is this Saturday, March 20th at 2 p.m. vs. Hobart on Harbin Field. This game marks the 10th time Hoya skipper Dave Urick has faced his old team since coming to the Hoyas in 1990. Urick and the Hoyas are 8-1 vs. Hobart in that period.