WASHINGTON - Playing under the lights of the Multi-Sport Facility for the first time, the No. 9 Georgetown University men's lacrosse team (3-2) got two goals each from four players to defeat No. 19 Delaware (4-3), 13-11 on Wednesday evening.
The Hoyas offense got a good mix of experience and youth, as seniors Andrew Brancaccio (Bethesda, Md./Georgetown Prep) and Craig Dowd (East Northport, N.Y./Northport) and freshmen Travis Comeau (Alberta, Canada/The Hill Academy) and Brian Casey (Bethesda, Md./Georgetown Prep) all scored two goals to help lift Georgetown past the Blue Hens.
GU was able to take advantage of their extra-man opportunities, going 3-for-4 with a Blue Hen in the penalty box, as Brancaccio, Comeau and David Shriver (Timonium, Md./Boys' Latin) each scored extra-man goals. Brian Tabb (Potomac, Md./Georgetown Prep) went 11-for-25 in the face-off circle and picked up a game-high seven ground balls in the victory.
Scott Kocis (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington), who also finished with two assists, opened the scoring just over one minute into the first quarter, before Delaware scored the next three goals to take a 3-1 lead, foreshadowing what proved to be a game of offensive spurts.
Comeau shifted the momentum in Georgetown's favor at the 4:48 mark in the first quarter scoring on Dowd's assist. Dowd would score his own goal just over two minutes later to tie the score, before Brancaccio gave the Hoyas a 4-3 lead, scoring unassisted with less than a minute remaining in the first quarter.
Delaware's Kevin Kaminski tied the score less than 40 seconds into the second quarter, but Georgetown continued to roll behind goals from Casey, Rickey Mirabito (Binghamton, N.Y./Chenango Forks) and Brancaccio to take a 7-4 lead, their largest lead of the game.
The Blue Hens would go on a run of their own, scoring twice before halftime to go into the break behind, 7-6. UDel scored twice more early in the third quarter, as Curtis Dickson , the nation's leading goal scorer with 33 goals, scored two of his game-high three during the four goal run that put Delaware in front 8-7.
Georgetown answered as Ryan Shuler (Chevy Chase, Md./Georgetown Prep) quick sticked Zach Guy's (Tully, N.Y./Tully) pass from the behind the net past Noah Fossner to tie the score at eight. Three minutes later, Comeau took advantage of a man up situation converting Kocis' pass into a goal and a 9-8 lead. Just under the seven minute mark Chris Schuville created a turnover that led to Max Seligmann (Essex Falls, N.J./Delbarton) breakaway goal, giving the Blue and Gray a 10-8 lead.
Delaware's Carter Bloor scored with 12 seconds remaining in the third quarter to cut the Hoyas lead to 10-9. But after five minutes of scoreless play in the fourth quarter, Casey and Dowd would each score once more to give GU a 12-9 lead. David Shriver (Timonium, Md./Boys' Latin) scored the Hoyas final goal with 2:03 remaining in the game to help seal a 13-11 victory for Georgetown.
C.T. Fisher (Chevy Chase, Md./Landon) made 16 saves and allowed 11 goals to earn the victory in his second start of the season. Fossner made 15 saves and allowed 13 goals in the loss for Delaware.
Georgetown returns to action on Sunday, March 21 when they take on BIG EAST foe Providence at noon in Providence R.I. The Hoyas return home to Multi-Sport Facility to take on Duke on Saturday, March 27 at Noon.
Georgetown vs. Delaware
|Craig Dowd||(2, 1)|
|Scott Kocis||(1, 2)|
|Andrew Brancacaccio||(2, 0)|
|Travis Comeau||(2, 0)|
|Brian Casey||(2, 0)|
|Zach Guy||(0, 1)|
|Ryan Shuler||(1, 0)|
|David Shriver||(1, 0)|
|Max Seligmann||(1, 0)|
|Ricky Mirabito||(1, 0)|