Washington, D.C. - The No. 12 Georgetown University men's lacrosse team posted its highest scoring output since March, 2002 as the Hoyas stopped No. 7 Delaware, 18-10 on Wednesday afternoon at the Multi-Sport Field. GU improves to 2-2 on the year while the Blue Hens fall to 5-1. Georgetown is now 7-0 all-time vs. Delaware.
The Hoyas led 1-0 after the first quarter. Delaware took a 3-1 lead in the opening minutes of the second period before the Hoyas went on a 6-1 run to close the second. GU led 7-4 at halftime and following four more goals to start the third quarter, Georgetown led 11-4. The Blue Hens wouldn't get closer than six goals the rest of the way.
Seniors Brandon Cannon (Haverford, Pa./Haverford School) and Andrew Baird (Baltimore, Md./Loyola Blakefield) posted four goals apiece while sophomore Andrew Brancaccio (Bethesda, Md./Georgetown Prep) and sophomore Ricky Mirabito (Binghamton, N.Y./Chenango Forks) tallied hat tricks. The three goals were the first of Mirabito's career and all three of Brancaccio's goals came on the man advantage.
Cannon dished out three assists for a game-high seven points.
Senior midfielder Dan Vinson (Pleasant Hill, Calif./De La Salle) was credited with winning 11-20 faceoffs after notching just one faceoff coming into the game.
"We did a good job of turning this thing around after a tough loss at Syracuse over the weekend," said head coach Dave Urick. "The guys responded well.
"Jerry (Lambe) did a great job against their leading scoring (Curtis Dickson) and offensively, we executed well against their zone," added Urick.
Junior Chris Taylor (Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island) recorded five ground balls to go along with two caused turnovers.
Senior Miles Kass (Rye, N.Y./Hotchkiss) posted 10 saves.
The entertaining first period saw Mirabito tally the first quarter's only goal with Cannon handing out an assist with 4:27 to go.
Delaware started the second quarter quickly. Senior Vincent Giordano tied the game at 1-1 just 1:05 into the stanza. Giordano had his initial shot stopped by the GU goalie but Gioradano corralled the carom and after a quick fake, found the back of the net for the equalizer.
Just over a minute later, UD junior Beau Davis gave the Hens a 2-1 lead with an unassisted goal.
Eighteeen seconds later, Blue Hen sophomore Tommy Lee won the faceoff and rifled a shot from the left side as Delaware took a 3-1 advantage.
Georgetown then scored four straight for a 5-3 bulge.
Brancaccio ripped a shot from 15 yards with sophomore Craig Dowd (E. Northport, N.Y./Northport) earning an assist with 10:57 left in the quarter.
Taylor then scored his first goal of the game from Dowd at 10:23 as Georgetown knotted the game at 3-3.
Cannon scored what would be the game-winner, an unassisted tally at 9:55 to give the Blue and Gray a 4-3 lead.
Cannon made it 5-3 in favor of the home team when he followed his own shot with a rebound and found the back of the net with 8:57 to go before halftime.
Davis brought Delaware to within 5-4 with 8:40 left in the period on a pretty behind the back shot from the right side of the cage.
Baird scored next after taking a feed from junior Cullen Molinari (Manhasset, N.Y./Manhasset) at 3:17 of the second quarter for a 6-4 advantage.
Georgetown senior Dan D'Agnes (Manhasset, N.Y./Chaminade) closed the first half scoring. D'Agnes was able to catch a rebound off Delaware starter Tom Scherr and scored on the second effort with 21 seconds to go before intermission.
All four of Georgetown's goals to start the third quarter were assisted as the Hoyas built an 11-4 lead with 7:17 left in the third.
Georgetown hosts Hobart in an ECAC tilt on Saturday, March 15. The first faceoff is slated for 1 p.m.
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