Georgetown vs. Mount Saint Mary's
April 28, 2004
The Game Story:
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- An unusually short layoff did not hurt the Georgetown men’s lacrosse team (9-2) on Wednesday, as it used its depth to coast to a 16-7 win over long time foe Mount St. Mary’s (4-8).

Hoya midfielder and face-off specialist Andy Corno (Jr., Bethesda, Md./ Walt Whitman) only played the first half, but it was enough time for him to gather six groundballs, giving him 229 on his career. This tally ties him with former All-American Kyle Sweeney (2000-03) for the highest career total in Georgetown history. Corno also became Georgetown’s all-time leader in face-off attempts with 627. He also owns the records for face-off wins (409) and face-off win percentage (.652).

The Hoyas scored the first three goals of the contest and ended the first quarter up 6-1. GU’s offense slowed in the second half, but the Mountaineers were never able to make a serious challenge to the lead. Georgetown outplayed The Mount both offensively and defensively. The Hoyas out-shot the Mountaineers 47-27, and led in ground balls 54-30. The Hoyas also won 21 of the game’s 27 face-offs.

The Hoyas were led offensively by freshman attackman Trevor Casey (Bethesda, Md./Georgetown Prep), who scored the Hoyas’ first four goals, and added another late in the game to finish with a career high five. Neal Goldman (Sr., Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron) and Kyle Morin (So., Hanover, N.H./The Hotchkiss School) each had three assists for the Hoyas, and Goldman added two goals as well. Mt. St. Mary’s was led by Billy Jautze’s two goals and Pat Beall added one score and one assist.

On the other end of the field senior co-captain Andrew Owen (Sr., Charlottesville, Va./ Western Albemarle) handled the goalkeeping duties for the day. Owen made nine saves on 16 shots on goal for a 56.2 save percentage. Owen, receiving a large ovation from the crowd and his teammates, was relieved at the four-minute mark by freshman Phil Spinella (Port Jefferson Station, N.Y./ Comsewoque). Spinella held down the cage for the final four minutes, making one save.

The Hoyas play the #10 ranked Scarlet Knights of Rutgers, at 1 p.m. on Saturday in Piscataway, N.J. Georgetown returns home for it’s regular season finale, the yearly showdown with Syracuse, on Friday May 7, at 3 p.m.