COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 14 Georgetown University men's lacrosse team (1-1, 0-0 BIG EAST) started quickly against No. 3 Maryland (2-0, 0-0 ACC), but could not keep up with the veteran Terrapins, who used a 14-4 second half scoring advantage to drop the Hoyas 20-8 at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Max Seligmann (Essex Fells, N.J./Delbarton) led the Hoyas with three goals and had an assist, while Brian Casey (Bethesda, Md./Georgetown Prep) added two goals and an assist in the loss. Barney Ehrmann (Baltimore, Md./Gilman) picked up six ground balls and caused four turnovers for Georgetown.
After an early Maryland goal, Seligmann would answer with one of his own, with 8:59 to play in the first quarter. Davey Emala (Baltimore, Md./Gilman) put Georgetown in front four minutes later, scoring on a pass from Brian Casey to give GU at 2-1 edge at the end of a first quarter that saw GU's Brian Tabb take three of four face-offs.
The Hoyas looked in control early in the second quarter when Seligmann scored the first of Georgetown's three extra-man goals at the 9:49 mark, extending the lead to two goals, 3-1.
Maryland answered quickly, scoring three goals in the span of two minutes to retake the lead, before Casey ended the run with an unassisted goal with 6:25 remaining in the half, tying the score at four goals apiece.
The Terps foreshadowed their second half performance behind goals from Owen Blye and Grant Catalino within the last four minutes of the half to send the Hoyas into the locker room, trailing 6-4.
After the half, Maryland extended its lead to three goals at 7-4, before Max Seligmann blistered a shot on the pass from Rickey Mirabito (Binghamton, N.Y./Chenango Forks) into the top left corner of the net, to convert another extra-man opportunity and halt the Terps' three-goal run. Though, Catalino would answer eight seconds later on the fast break to extend the lead back to three, at 8-5.
Casey scored his second goal of the day with 10:18 remaining in the third quarter, cutting the lead back to two, but Catalino again scored quickly, this time five seconds after the face-off. Catalino's goal spurred a four-goal run by Maryland to take a 12-6 lead.
David Shriver momentarily stopped the bleeding with an extra man goal on an assist from Seligmann. Overall the Hoyas extra-man unit went three-for-five on the afternoon, with its last goal bringing Georgetown to within five. It was as close as Georgetown managed to pull, the rest of the way.
Maryland scored the next eight goals, leading by as many as 13 during the fourth quarter, until C-Jay Engelke (North Massapequa, N.Y./Farmingdale) scored his first career goal with 1:04 left in the game to bring the score to 20-8, the eventual final score.
Georgetown will travel to Queens, N.Y. looking to bounce back against St. John's on Saturday, March 5 at 1 p.m., before continuing north to Boston, Mass. where they will take on Harvard on Wednesday March 8 at 4 p.m.
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