Georgetown vs. Mount Saint Mary's
April 1, 2008
The Game Story:
Senior attack Andrew Baird (Baltimore, Md./Loyola Blakefield) scored a career-high six points and No. 5 Georgetown scored six goals in the first quarter en route to a 14-7 win over Mount St. Mary's at the Multi-Sport Field on Tuesday afternoon.

It was the fifth-straight win for the Hoyas, who improve to 6-2 overall, while the Mount falls to 1-6 overall.

Baird was one of 10 Georgetown players to score a goal and one of 14 players to finish with at least one point as the Hoyas raced out to an 8-2 lead at the half and led 12-4 after three quarters.

Georgetown wasted no time in getting on the board, with freshman Max Seligmann (Essex Falls, N.J./Delbarton) feeding sophomore Craig Dowd (East Northport, N.Y./Northport) 40 seconds into the game, the first of three goals for Dowd. Just over a minute later, senior Brendan Cannon (Haverford, Pa./The Haverford School) assisted Baird on the first of his three goals as the lead grew to 2-0.

A pair of defenders got into the scoring column two minutes later, as sophomore Chris Nixon (Duxbury, Mass./Duxbury) picked up a ground ball, raced up field and threw a pass to defensive teammate Clayton Hall (Columbus, Ohio/Upper Arlington), who beat Mount goalie T.C. DiBartolo for his second career goal. Baird assisted the next two goals, sending a pass to sophomore Eric Reinhardt (Columbus, Ohio/Upper Arlington) at 9:27 and then feeding sophomore Cullen Molinari (Manhasset, N.Y./Manhasset) with 4:53 to play. Dowd scored his second of the quarter on a pass from freshman Dan Hostetler (Ellicott City, Md./River Hill) with 55 seconds left.

Mount's lone goal of the quarter came with 43 seconds left, a shot from Mark Stapor.

Baird scored the first goal of the second quarter and assisted Dowd on GU's second goal as the lead was 8-2 at the break.

In the third quarter, Seligmann scored the first goal of the second half at 9:26, but a score from Mount's Dan Mohr cut the lead to 9-3. Georgetown responded with three-straight goals in the span of the next three minutes. Sophomore Chris Schuville (Lloyd Harbor, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) took a feed from sophomore Ricky Mirabito (Binghamton, N.Y./Chenango Forks) for the first one, Cannon was assisted by Molinari on the second and Cannon helped Baird score his third of the game.

Mohr scored for the Mountaineers to narrow the gap to 12-4 at the end of three quarters, but sophomore Andrew Brancaccio (Chevy Chase, Md./Georgetown Prep) tallied a score on a pass from Dowd at 12:23 and sophomore Stoddie Nibley (Chevy Chase, Md./Landon) scored his first career goal with 9:29 to play to close out the scoring for the Hoyas.

Senior goalie Miles Kass (Rye, N.Y./Hotchkiss) was one of three to play for GU. He was on-field for 39 minutes, made three saves and had three ground balls. Junior Christian McCormack (Basking Ridge, N.J./Delbarton) allowed one goal in nine minutes and freshman Matt Winter (Wallingford, Conn./Choate Rosemary Hall) played 11 minutes and made three saves.

The Hoyas held a 51-25 advantage in shots and collected 47 ground balls. Georgetown on 15-of-24 face-offs, with senior Dan Vinson (Pleasant Hill, Calif./De La Salle) winning 11-of-13.

Georgetown returns to ECAC League action on Saturday, April 7, visiting Fairfield. Face-off for that game is slated for 2 p.m.