Hobart vs. Georgetown
April 13, 2002
The Game Story:
GENEVA, N.Y.- The Hobart College lacrosse team gave fourth-ranked Georgetown University all it could handle this afternoon, but the Hoyas escaped muddy Boswell Field with an 8-7 win. The only unbeaten in Division I, Georgetown improves to 9-0, while the Statesmen fall to 5-5.

Trailing 8-5 heading into the final frame, junior midfielder Kris Shore (Liverpool/Liverpool, N.Y.) scored twice to pull Hobart to within one with 6:44 remaining. The Statesmen had their best opportunity to tie the game with 40 seconds remaining, but Nate Hill^s shot ricocheted off the pipe. Georgetown collected the loose ball and ran out the clock.

^We were fortunate to come away with a win,^ former Hobart mentor and current Georgetown Head Coach Dave Urick said. ^[Hobart Head Coach and former Hoya assistant coach Matt] Kerwick has this program going in the right direction.^

The Hoyas got off to a fast start, netting all three first quarter goals. Hobart got its offense going in the second quarter as sophomore midfielder T.J. Rogers (Canandaigua Academy/Canandaigua, N.Y.) scored an extra-man goal less than three minutes into the frame, and junior John Bogosian (Kent School/Massena, N.Y.) added a short-handed tally less than a minute later to cut the deficit to 3-2.

Senior attackman Doug Staab (Garden City/Garden City, N.Y.) gave Georgetown a two-goal cushion with 10:19 remaining in the opening half, but the teams headed into the intermission locked in a one-goal game thanks to Bogosian^s second goal of the afternoon at the 6:10 mark. Staab finished with a team-high three goals. Bogosian had two goals and an assist.

The Hoyas got four goals from four different players in the third quarter to build an 8-5 lead with 15 minutes remaining. Georgetown^s final goal of the afternoon, with 1:27 remaining in the third quarter proved to be the only goal of the day for the nation^s leading scorer, Steve Dusseau (Upper Arlington/Columbus, Ohio).

Dusseau began the week leading the nation in points and goals per game, averaging 5.12 points and 4.13 goals per contest. In eight previous games this season, only Cornell kept him from a hat trick (2 goals), but credit Hobart^s Brad Neuberth (Westminster/Riverside, Conn.) with limiting the Tewaaraton Trophy nominee to just one goal and an assist.

^It was a tremendous individual effort by Brad against one of, if not the best player in the nation,^ Head Coach Matt Kerwick said. ^[Brad^s] been improving from week to week, and his learning curve has been great to watch.^

Hobart fans were also treated to another spectacular effort by junior goalie Mike Borsz (West Genesee/Camillus, N.Y.). The Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week followed up his 25 save performance against Penn State, with 15 stops against the Hoyas. Statesmen first-year Dan Valente (Mount Hebron/Ellicott City, Md.) made one save in three minutes, while Borsz served a slashing penalty.

Georgetown^s Scott Schroeder (Summit/Summit, N.J.) finished with 12 saves.

Hobart closes out its conference schedule on April 21, when the Statesmen travel to Holy Cross. Faceoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.