The men’s lacrosse team’s rough season took another turn for the worse on Wednesday night as the visiting Villanova Wildcats (3-6,2-0) scored three unanswered goals in the fourth quarter to leave Multi-Sport Facility 8-6 winners. The loss drops the Hoyas to 4-6 under first-year head coach Kevin Warne, and an NCAA tournament drought that stretches back to 2007 appears likely to continue.
GU was without captain Brian Casey — who was sidelined with a leg injury — but fellow senior Travis Comeau filled in nicely at attack with two goals. Redshirt sophomore Jake Haley, who has replaced opening day starter Alex Joyce as the go-to man in between the pipes, made 13 saves, but it was not enough as the offense was non-existent down the stretch.
Things were looking good for the home team when Reilly O’Connor, who has been Georgetown’s best offensive player this season, scored his 16th goal of the season to give the Blue and Gray a 5-2 lead with 10:16 left in the third quarter. It didn’t take long for Villanova to tie the game up with 3:09 to go in the third before O’Connor scored Georgetown’s final goal a minute later.