Goldman Leads Hoyas Into Second Round

Goldman Leads Hoyas Into Second Round

Goldman Leads Hoyas Into Second Round

Goldman Leads Hoyas Into Second Round

Georgetown’s Neal Goldman said the “credit [for the win] belonged to the D,” but judging by his own performance, the career-high five goals that Goldman contributed proved equally effective in paving the way to the quarterfinals of the NCAA. It was clear from the start that Georgetown was going to put forth an aggressive defensive effort and that formula clearly stymied an ineffective Towson offense as their efforts yielded only three first half goals. In addition to Goldman’s dominating play, nine other Hoyas scored in a truly team effort that began with the unsettling defense and resulted in a myriad of transition goals for the Blue and Grey. Towson coach Tony Seaman said this was “the best game [he] has seen Georgetown play all year” and that sentiment was echoed by the 1500-plus who watched Georgetown leave Harbin Field in Washington, DC victorious.

Ironically, the game’s first few minutes were host to timid play by both teams and the slow pace was exacerbated by a break in play due to a malfunctioning sprinkler system on the field. But when Towson’s Drew Pfarr scored the first goal of the game at the 11:27 mark, things quickly heated up. Georgetown, as they did throughout the game, continued to maintain possession of the ball, yet they were unsuccessful in scoring due to a combination of great play by Towson’s goalie Reed Sothoron and a shooting performance that was high in quantity, but less so in quality, as many shots missed the cage entirely. Georgetown finally got their first score of the game with 7:42 left in the first. It came on a transition play that left Sean Denihan in a one-on-one situation with the goalie. The assist was credited to close defenseman Reyn Garnett and was a spark that got the bench and the fans into the game. The Hoyas would continue to build momentum as their next two goals would come only :32 apart and would give them a lead that they wouldn’t relinquish. The goals, both coming in transition, were credited to Goldman and Casey, respectively. Both scores exhibited selfless and team-oriented play, in addition to great lacrosse. Towson and Georgetown would trade goals to end the quarter with Georgetown leading 2-4.

The second quarter was case in point for the level of aggressiveness that was exhibited throughout the game, if it was the antithesis the level of offensive production that the score suggests. Towson’s Peyton Chane netted the first with an unassisted effort on a dodge from X and Goldman scored the second on a man-up situation that resulted from a 30 second holding call on Towson. Georgetown’s Walid Hajj scored the third and final goal of the second quarter with his own unassisted attempt. The remaining seven minutes included offsetting unsportsmanlike conduct penalties along with other personal fouls that exhibited the heatedness that was felt, but led to no scores for either side.

In the turning point of the game, Georgetown took the 6-3 halftime score and inflated it by running off four goals in a row, including one while they were “man-down”. Kevin Langtry scored the first on a “man-up” situation, and was followed by two more from Goldman, and the man down score from Brice Queener. Queener’s “man-down” score, in addition to Goldman’s fourth of the game, came on transition offense. Towson did finally respond with a score that immediately followed Goldman’s, and while it did seem to at least slow the Georgetown momentum, in reality it only cut a seven goal lead to six. And finally, with just over four minutes to play in the third, Goldman netted his fifth and final score of the day, unassisted.

There was hardly a realistic fan who thought that Towson had a shot at winning the game going into the fourth quarter, and while they continued to fight hard, the four scores that the Tigers put up, hardly proved effective. Each goal was matched by a Georgetown score, and the four goals would have only been half of what they needed, had they held Georgetown scoreless in the fourth. Further, some Georgetown seniors who had not previously seen a great deal of action this season also were able to get some time on the field. And while the eight goals that were scored in the fourth (between the two teams) constituted the most amount of scoring, it was neither the prettiest nor the most creative. Nonetheless, it did provide for some statistical fun as Georgetown seniors Mike White and Ken Osier (who is also a long pole in “man-down” situations) both scored their first goals of the season.

Overall the game belonged to Georgetown and there was hardly any point during the second half that there was a question as to who was going to come out on top. Further, this was one of the, if not the, best effort that Georgetown has put forth to date, and with an offense and defense that were feeding of each other so well, it would have been hard for any team to have mounted a more serious challenge. Here are a few of the stats: Shots: GU 46 – T 3; Ground balls: GU 39 – T 43; Face-offs GU 10-26 – T 16-26; Clears GU 30-35 – T 26-32; Extra-man GU 2-4 – T 0-4; Saves GU 12 – T 14; Turnovers GU 25 – T 32.

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    by (#69511) on 5/17/04 @4:39PM
I really thought that towson could have won.
*sigh* oh well my beackets dead both rutgers and towson are down.
 
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    by (#45083) on 5/17/04 @7:48PM
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Georgetown was very impressive against Towson yesterday. Especially the defensive agressiveness: they are big, fast, and extremely agressive. They beat Towson up and intimidated them. Towson did not have the stomach for the fight, Georgetown appeared to be very fundamentally sound and very well coached, Towson the exact opposite. Gorgetown hit open men all over the field, Towson held onto the ball and didn't help out until they lost the ball. Georgetown was very aggressive, but you can still get open and help out your man. It looks like Georgetown could beat anybody. Obviously they could beat the Cuse. The Cuse is more like a Towson team, undisciplined and tending toward the sloppy. The coaching has to favor Georgetown and Prineton.
 
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CUSE
    by (#75718) on 5/17/04 @9:09PM
CUSE IS THE BEST AND THEY WILL BEAT G-TOWN THIS WEEKEND BY 8. POWELL IS ON A ROLL AND WILL CONTINUE TO PLAY LIKE THE MAN THAT HE IS.
 
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Powelly
    by (#45083) on 5/18/04 @7:00PM
I like Powelly too, BUT the question is : which Powell will show up? The hard working outstanding one like in the Princeton game last year or the one that was totally ineffective against Hopkins this year. And I know he didn't have the ball much..., but when he did, he was crunched and disposed of with no problem whatsoever. Cuse has about as much chance of beating Georgetown by 8 as they do of clearing the ball without fumbling it, getting cornered by a double or triple team, or completing two passes in a row.
 
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the man?
    by (#68364) on 5/24/04 @8:45AM
the man you act like he has done something good with his life besides being rised in a family of lax. he doent even go to school. he may put up 80 points a season but he is no man. have you ever seen him cry to the refs cause he wants a call to go his way. what a pussy. Cat that is.
 
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    by (#23808) on 5/19/04 @12:19PM
brodie merril will probably own powell if theyre matched up, dont expect powell to get anything done against gtown if that meat brodie matches up with him. hes pretty raw.
 
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Pay attention
    by (#31207) on 5/19/04 @12:51PM
I guess you didn't see or read about the game two weeks ago. Powell didn't seem to have a problem.
 
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he did have a probem
    by (#69329) on 5/24/04 @8:51AM
brodie defintly shut him out last evening... he held him off for the first half and didnt do too poorly against one the greatest players in the game... my hats off to brodie
 
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he did have a probem
    by (#69329) on 5/24/04 @8:51AM
brodie defintly shut him out last evening... he held him off for the first half and didnt do too poorly against one the greatest players in the game... my hats off to brodie
 
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he did have a probem
    by (#69329) on 5/24/04 @8:51AM
brodie defintly shut him out last evening... he held him off for the first half and didnt do too poorly against one the greatest players in the game... my hats off to brodie
 
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he did have a probem
    by (#69329) on 5/24/04 @8:51AM
brodie defintly shut him out last evening... he held him off for the first half and didnt do too poorly against one the greatest players in the game... my hats off to brodie
 
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he is canadian
    by (#68364) on 5/24/04 @8:49AM
he is canadian of course he is raw. he is also my boy. if he doesnt win twardan, the trophey is a travesty. powell better not try his flip move of merril will R.A.P.E. him. he would probably like it though. gay liitle powwl bitch. Female dog that is
 
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he is canadian
    by (#68364) on 5/24/04 @8:49AM
he is canadian of course he is raw. he is also my boy. if he doesnt win twardan, the trophey is a travesty. powell better not try his flip move of merril will R.A.P.E. him. he would probably like it though. gay liitle powwl bitch. Female dog that is
 
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he is canadian
    by (#68364) on 5/24/04 @8:50AM
he is canadian of course he is raw. he is also my boy. if he doesnt win twardan, the trophey is a travesty. powell better not try his flip move of merril will R.A.P.E. him. he would probably like it though. gay liitle powwl bitch. Female dog that is
 
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he is canadian
    by (#68364) on 5/24/04 @8:50AM
he is canadian of course he is raw. he is also my boy. if he doesnt win twardan, the trophey is a travesty. powell better not try his flip move of merril will R.A.P.E. him. he would probably like it though. gay liitle powwl bitch. Female dog that is
 
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he is canadian
    by (#68364) on 5/24/04 @8:50AM
he is canadian of course he is raw. he is also my boy. if he doesnt win twardan, the trophey is a travesty. powell better not try his flip move of merril will R.A.P.E. him. he would probably like it though. gay liitle powwl bitch. Female dog that is
 
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he is canadian
    by (#68364) on 5/24/04 @8:50AM
he is canadian of course he is raw. he is also my boy. if he doesnt win twardan, the trophey is a travesty. powell better not try his flip move of merril will R.A.P.E. him. he would probably like it though. gay liitle powwl bitch. Female dog that is
 
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he is canadian
    by (#68364) on 5/24/04 @8:50AM
he is canadian of course he is raw. he is also my boy. if he doesnt win twardan, the trophey is a travesty. powell better not try his flip move of merril will R.A.P.E. him. he would probably like it though. gay liitle powwl bitch. Female dog that is
 
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he is canadian
    by (#68364) on 5/24/04 @8:51AM
he is canadian of course he is raw. he is also my boy. if he doesnt win twardan, the trophey is a travesty. powell better not try his flip move of merril will R.A.P.E. him. he would probably like it though. gay liitle powwl bitch. Female dog that is
 
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