The Georgetown Hoyas men’s lacrosse team (0-1, 0-0 BIG EAST) traveled to South Bend, Indiana to take on the second-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish, a tough early-season test for this young Hoya team. Georgetown dropped a narrow 14-12 decision to Notre Dame, due to some untimely turnovers caused by an aggressive Notre Dame defense.
The Fighting Irish outshot the Hoyas 43-35, while Georgetown held a slight edge in faceoffs at 15-14. The Irish converted on two of their three man-up chances, and Georgetown was 1-of-2.
Georgetown got off to a fast start, scoring the first goal thanks to senior attack Bo Stafford, who had a career high four goals in the game. Notre Dame responded by scoring four straight, including three consecutive goals from freshman midfielder Mikey Wynne. Freshman attack Stephen Quinzi, playing in his first collegiate game, stopped the run with one of his two goals on the day.
Also making his collegiate debut was freshman goalkeeper Nick Marrocco. The Duxbury, Massachusetts native had an impressive first game against a vaunted Notre Dame offense featuring Tewaaraton Trophy candidate Matt Kavanagh, who scored 42 goals and 33 assists last season. Marrocco finished the game with 12 saves, helping keep his team in the game. Continue reading