Georgtown Drops Umass 13-12

Georgtown Drops Umass 13-12

Georgtown Drops Umass 13-12

Georgtown Drops Umass 13-12

The opening face was given to UMass off of a questionable illegal procedure call on wing man Roger Colbert. UMass then set up in a two three one with its middies up top driving hard to the net getting off two good shots. However the third time was not the charm as Little was stripped by Colbert who quickly cleared the ball up field. Georgetown followed Umass's lead and went into its own version of a two three one offense but a quick ill advised shot by Mike Henehan was caught and cleared by Campolettano. UMass was quick to take advantage and went up 1-0 when John Madigan blew passed his man on the right side of the box and ripped one by Schroeder's left hip. Georgetown won the nest face off but lost possession when Jamie Sharpe was called for "thumbing" the ball. UMass seized this opportunity and patiently ran its offense which struck for its second goal at 10:56 off of a outside laser by Kevin Levielle. It was at 9:00 of the first quarter when Georgetown was finally able to settle the ball on offense, and they took full advantage of it when Steve Dusseau threw a wicked topside roll dodge that left him wide open to bounce one passed Campolettano. With this goal Georgetown looked as though they were getting back on track but a undisciplined off sides penalty cost them. UMass quickly capitalized off of a bounce shot by Madigan that squeezed by Campolettano's shoulder. However Georgetown was not willing to let this one get out of hand and brought the game back within one when Doug Staab dropped in a quick stick off of a Henehan cross crease feed. The momentum quickly swung in Georgetown's direction when Paul Hutchen took a very questionable holding call minutes after Madigan's goal. Georgetown quickly went into its man up offense whipping the ball around the perimeter at break neck speeds. While the UMass defense was trying to find the ball Scott Doyle ripped a shot from the top of the box passed a screened Campolettano tying the game at three.

The second quarter started out much like the first with UMass controlling the ball on offense but getting few results. However their persistence finally paid off when Don Little juked his man down the side line and bounced one past a stunned Schroeder. UMass spent the next five minutes in Georgetown's end but thanks to the Hoya's defense and a poor shot selection they had nothing to show for it. Georgetown finally gained control of the ball at 8:01 and wasted no time by taking advantage of a defensive miscue that enabled Doyle to dip and dunk one past a beaten Campolettano. UMass bounced back though and went up 5-4 when midfielder Chris Fiore who was left all alone twelve yards out on the right side, ripped one in the upper right. Georgetown who knew the importance of this game would not concede and tied the game once again with 4.1 seconds left in the second quarter off a sick crease dodge by Mike Hammer. The third quarter unlike the previous two started out with both teams moving up and down the field. However it was Georgetown who set the tone when Henehan threw a face dodge that toasted Matt McFarland and gave a clear path to the goal giving Georgetown their first lead. Georgetown then struck again at 7:14 off of a diving shot by Henehan who was displaying his dominance over a frustrated UMass defense. It was senior face off specialist Jeff Seals who rallied his troops and brought UMass and the crowd back in the game when he scooped up a ball at the midfield line and sprinted to the goal untouched enabling him to bounce in a five hole shot past a stunned Schroeder. However Georgetown quickly retaliated and snuffed out this rally and went on a four goal run that spanned eight minutes giving them a seemingly commanding lead with 12:28 left in the fourth quarter. But it was UMass showing that they too could play the catch up game and scored two quick goals from Guski and Morley to bring the game within four with 9 minutes to go. Seals won the ensuing face off after the goal number eight and quickly passed the ball to Leveille who upon catching it took a healthy slash to the head from Kyle Sweeney who was sent to the sin bin for one minute. UMass wasted no time in finding the back of the net when Fiore buried a perfect crease feed from Kunkell past Schroeder's right shoulder. UMass followed with two more goals and brought the score to 12-11 with 2:40 left to play. The stage was set for another Seal's special but it was Georgetown who gained control off the face and patiently worked their offense. They got the chance they wanted at 2:22 but Campolettano was there for the stop off of a Doyle shot. A rejuvenated UMass team hurried down the field and quickly attacked the net, but were repelled by a determined Hoya defense which was led by the confident play of Colbert, but UMass would not be denied as Morley found day light and put a shot past Schroeder at 1:06. The next face off was crucial and the Hoya's came up with it but lost possession off of a save by Campolettano. UMass quickly pressed but Schroeder made a save of his own and threw an outlet pass to Colbert who was able to move it over midfield. Georgetown quickly called a time out at :41. After their time out the Hoya's moved the ball around the perimeter letting the clock run down, it was at :15 when Paloisso drove from behind and fed a wide open Dusseau at :11 giving them the game winning goal. As for the the A.Q. bid it is still at large with Rutgers losing today to Penn State. Rutgers is at 2-2 with losses to both Penn State and Navy, but have two upcoming games against ECAC opponents in Georgetown and UMass. Georgetown who is now 4-1 with its only loss coming from Navy holds its destiny in its hands with next weeks game. A victory over Rutgers would put them at 5-1 and tops of the ECAC division. However a loss by Georgetown would put them at 4-2 and tied with Rutgers if they beat UMass. As for UMass who is 4-1 with its loss to Georgetown today they could benefit from a Rugters victory over Georgetown which would put them atop the division, however a loss to Rutgers whom they play on 5/2 would put them back with Georgetown with two divisional losses. As for the Midshipmen they are at 4-2 with losses coming from UMBC. So what this all boils down to is if Georgetown losses to Rutgers and UMass wins then UMass gets the A.Q, and if the opposite happens then Georgetown gets the A.Q. Now if both teams lose then there will be a four way tie atop the division with each team having beaten or lost to one another.

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Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha
    by (#8966) on 4/22/01 @10:29AM
Take that you U Mass losers, now all of you hardcore Minutemen have to chill out. And wait for the Orange to come and slap you around too.
 
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bout time
    by (#6804) on 4/22/01 @11:29AM
Thank god that Umass finally played a real team. Now maybe everyone will start to realize that they are NOT for real. Cuse is gonna decimate them and hopefully end this ridiculousness once and for all.
 
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I guess u didn't see this game
    by (#10975) on 4/22/01 @1:33PM
This game was one of the best games i have seen in the last 5 yrs right up there with jhu and cuse last yr in dome. This was up tempo game unlike most games this yr. Georgetown won this game because their face-off wings, umass's jeff seals is one of the top 5 in faceoffs and gtown was up to the challenge. I think this game got better after the refs started to let them play the refs in the first half killed umass with some bad calls. It made umass d play tenitive because gtown has a great man up. I don't think everyone can say that umass isn't good, they came back from a 6 deficit to tie it up they had a chance to win it but sweeney checked it away from a umass middie at the box with 40 sec left. I think it is a dissapointment for umass, but i think a team like this needed to lose one before the tourney,b/c they are in it. It shows that they have the ability to come back aginst a quality team.This is why the ecac is the best conference in the country and will get 2 berths with gtown and umass and possibly navy.
 
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ooo
    by (#6278) on 4/22/01 @6:13PM
someone must be a umass fan cuz this post was quite bias twoards umass...gt rules
 
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bout time why u talkin
    by (#9072) on 4/22/01 @2:11PM
if it wasn't for a questionable referee's call at the end of the game umass would have won the game.You guys act like they got killed they lost by one in a great game, for all u people who say they cant play with the big boys i think ur wrong ask georgetown they got lucky!
 
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A win is a win....
    by (#11361) on 4/22/01 @2:41PM
You just knew that Umass fans would find something to blame for the loss. It's just Sour grapes on your part, A loss is a loss. What excuse will you blame for their next loss, the weather ?
 
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Simmer
    by (#3027) on 4/22/01 @6:09PM
Geez, it's not like they lost 15-2! They lost by one goal to a terrific G-town team. Hey, I have to admit, Umass is for real. They are a serious contender for the final four, and have a chance at winning the national championship.
 
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Simmer
    by (#3027) on 4/22/01 @6:09PM
Geez, it's not like they lost 15-2! They lost by one goal to a terrific G-town team. Hey, I have to admit, Umass is for real. They are a serious contender for the final four, and have a chance at winning the national championship.
 
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Simmer
    by (#3027) on 4/22/01 @6:09PM
Geez, it's not like they lost 15-2! They lost by one goal to a terrific G-town team. Hey, I have to admit, Umass is for real. They are a serious contender for the final four, and have a chance at winning the national championship.
 
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA reply
    by (#11797) on 4/22/01 @4:18PM
It takes athleticism to come back from a 12-6 deficit, the refs should let them play and not make high school calls. This could have been anyones game. The team (UMASS) has shown great character and class this season, something neither Gtown OR Cuse can take away. Oh and by the way as far as the Cuse game goes, it ain't over til it's over. So buddy take a chill and keep watching. 10-1 isn't too shabby no matter who you play at the Div 1 level.
 
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I know, Umass has no chance now because they lost
    by (#10386) on 4/22/01 @12:08PM
You guys are right, Umass is a joke huh. I mean they lost to Georgetown by a goal with 12 seconds left What a bad team Umass is. If they lost to Georgetown of all teams, they have no chance at teams like Syracuse.
 
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i told u
    by (#11365) on 4/22/01 @5:31PM
i told all u guys that UMass was not gonna beat georgetown or Cuse... Cuse will win it all. PERIOD
 
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A damn fine day in the sun
    by (#2700) on 4/22/01 @10:02PM
http://www.theonion.com/onion3714/you_will_suffer.html
 
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Pay attention!
    by (#11568) on 4/23/01 @9:44AM
If you haven't noticed that UMASS is 10-1 with 4-1 in ECAC. Georgetown is also. We'll see when the ranks come out, and who does better in finals.
 
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Clairvoyance or Annoyance?
    by (#7737) on 4/23/01 @1:23PM
You are a genious. Why don't you grace the lax.com audience with a prediction of this weekend's UMass/SU contest?

Cuse will win it all. OK, we'll remember that come tourney time.
 
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anti Umass need to wake up
    by (#11862) on 4/23/01 @1:59PM
all you people that keep trashing Umass need to wake up and look around. everyone makes it sound like G-town spanked them. what would you be saying if Umass won by a goal?... that it was a fluke. i dont know why everyone feels the need to dump on this umass team. this is a team that has had a blackcloud over its head for a couple of years, and their success this year is well deserved. theyre not a fluke... AND WILL GIVE CUSE A RUN FOR THEIR MONEY!!!!!!!
 
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Bo
    by (#10330) on 4/24/01 @11:23AM
Bo Pritchard is an outstanding player for UMASS, you Hoyas are all lucky that he wasnt out there to rock you. Bo is a gamebreaker on defense and would have lit you cats up.
 
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IS THIS A JOKE
    by (#11920) on 4/24/01 @1:11PM
bo pritchard from webster?
that kid has no game at all. has he even been in a game this year,other then like the last 2 minutes against a boston college. I have played him alot he can't play for s@#t, we smoked him in high school in both lax and football, he is even worse at football then lax. he couldn't play for a div 3 like ithaca. I think he is gay also.
 
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HEy GD24
    by (#10330) on 4/24/01 @1:56PM
Thatta boy u little crap, who are you to say anything, i just wanted to say hi to my boy and your gay A@$ comes along and talks junk. You got a problem bring it to me you faggot a@#. Piss off.
 
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Dorf240
    by (#11920) on 4/24/01 @2:45PM
Are you his boyfriend or do u prefer life partner.
Well this is a lax forum not a queer forum.
 
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you closed minded biggot
    by (#8966) on 4/24/01 @10:11PM
you stupid sepratist you wanna push your anti-gay views go somewhere else, this site is for lacrosse
 
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i agree
    by (#9072) on 4/25/01 @12:38PM
i agree with g-murda bring it to ur own s%#t
 
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Scott Doyle
    by (#12400) on 5/02/01 @12:01AM
The way Doyle played in that game, he should be playing for the women's team. I think Doyle should stick to Beruit and bring back the mullet.
GP'96
 
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