Georgetown vs. Umbc
March 16, 2002
The Game Story:

WASHINGTON, DC -- Senior Steve Dusseau (Columbus, Ohio/Upper Arlington) led the seventh-ranked Georgetown Hoyas to a 18-10 victory over UMBC s Golden Retrievers in men's lacrosse action on Saturday, March 16, on Harbin Field. Dusseau tallied five goals and four assists, improving the Hoyas to 4-0, while the Retrievers fall to 1-3 on the year. Josh Gerber and Gavin Stringer led UMBC in scoring with three goals and one assist a piece.

Georgetown got on the board first when freshman midfielder Brice Queener (Penn Yan, N.Y./Penn Yan) scored off a feed from Dusseau to take a 1-0 lead with 13:00 on the clock. Dusseau gave the Hoyas a 2-0 lead just seconds later after receiving a pass from junior attacker Mike Hammer (Fairfax, Va./Robinson). UMBC s Gavin Stringer and Jon Harasym gave the Retrievers their first and second goals of the day unassisted at 8:25 and 7:30 before Georgetown switched it to Hammer-time. The junior scored his first of four goals off a feed from long stick defenseman Kyle Sweeney (Springfield, Pa./Springfield) to put the Hoyas ahead 3-1. Capitalizing on GU s extra-man offense, Hammer and senior Phil Vincenti (Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Brother Rice) connected to score another goal at 3:11. Hammer continued his scoring run at 2:24 assisted by Dusseau, who added the Hoyas final goal of the period unassisted at 1:31.

Dusseau opened up the scoring early in the second quarter, putting the Hoyas up 7-2 at 14:32. UMBC tried to mount a comeback at 11:55 when from Mac Chase and Justin Smith scored two quick goals to make the score 7-4. Junior Trevor Walker (Haverford, Pa./Episcopal Academy) ended the Hoyas silence just seconds later off a pass from sophomore attacker Neal Goldman (Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron) to make the score 8-4. UMBC responded with two consecutive goals, closing the gap to two, before GU s Goldman and Jordan Vettoretti (Caramel, N.Y./Mahopac) connected to end the stanza at 9-6.

The third quarter belonged to the Hoyas, as they outscored the Retrievers 5-3. However, an early penalty against Georgetown allowed Josh Gerber to score off a pass from Travis Tomczak at 14:26. Gavin Stringer knocked in another goal at 12:28, but it would be the Retrievers last until the end of the quarter. The Hoyas bounced back to score five consecutive goals to put them into double digits. The first goal came from Vincenti at 10:46 with Hammer picking up his second assist. Brice Queener scored his second goal of the day off a pass from Steve Dusseau. The dynamic duo of Sweeney and Dusseau slammed in Georgetown s third goal of the period at 2:07. The last minute of the stanza proved to be the most exciting, as three goals were added to the scoreboard. Dusseau knocked in his fourth goal after receiving a pass from Mike Hammer at 00:42. Juniors P.J. Paolisso (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) and Mike Zuckerman (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) combined to make the score 14-8 at 00:05. Gerber closed out the scoring at 00:00 off a pass from Pat Muston.

Georgetown continued to dominate in the fourth quarter, going on a 4-1 run. Vincenti scored first at 13:12, assisted by sophomore Walid Hajj (Baltimore, Md./McDonogh). Dusseau slipped past a defender to score and give Georgetown a 16-9 lead, at 10:43. Trevor Walker made it 17-9 in favor of the Hoyas at 7:09, while Hammer earned his fourth assist on the play. Hammer notched the last Hoya goal with 3:56 left in the game to make the score 18-9. The Retriever s Gerber closed out the scoring for the day with just 59 seconds remaining off an assist from Jesse Buppert.

GU goalkeeper Scott Schroeder (Summit, N.J./Summit) made 15 saves on the day, and UMBC s Tim Flanagan had 23. The Hoyas outshot the Retrievers 52-33 and held a 55-40 advantage on groundballs, as well as a 16-13 lead in face-offs.

The Hoyas return to action on Sunday, March 24, when they travel to Durham, North Carolina, to face Duke at 2:30 p.m.