Georgetown vs. Loyola.
College Crosse Recap.
Georgetown gave Loyola all it could handle in a very close 1 goal game this afternoon. Loyola came into the contest having won 4 out of their last 5 games, but Georgetown had upset on their mind as they battled the Greyhounds in a very tightly contested game. The win now gives Loyola 5-3 record on the season. Georgetown now falls to 2-6 on the year. This was Georgetown’s 3rd loss by 2 or 1 in 2017.
It looked like Loyola was going to cruise to a pretty easy victory early on. The Greyhounds leaped out to a 4-1 lead after one quarter but the Hoyas battled back with four goals of their own in the second quarter. Loyola scored three goals in the second quarter to go into halftime up 7-5. Georgetown actually captured the lead in the third quarter thanks to a pair of goals by Devon Lewis & an unassisted goal by Daniel Bucaro which gave them an 8-7 lead with 10 minutes to play in the 3rd. However the Greyhounds then went on a 3 goal run of their own to go back up 10-8 with 7:50 left in the 4th quarter.
Loyola appeared to regain control of the game midway through the 4th quarter but the Hoyas kept fighting. The Hoyas scored goal with a little under 7 minutes to play to cut Loyola’s lead to one. Loyola didn’t respond until 1:24 left in the 4th quarter to go back up by two, but Georgetown responded with a goal of their own 30 seconds later. Down one with time running out, Georgetown actually had the ball with 20 seconds left to play, but an offsides penalty gave the ball back to Loyola, who was then able to run out the final seconds of the game.
Loyola’s Pat Spencer had another big game today with 7 points (2 Gs & 5 As), while his teammate Jay Drapeau chipped in with 4 points (3 Gs & 1 A). Loyola’s Grant Limone subbed in for starting goalie Jacob Stover early in the second quarter, and finished the game with seven saves. Georgetown’s goalie Nick Marrocco had a very strong game in the cage, as he finished the day with 17 saves. The Hoyas were led in scoring by Peter Conley who had 5 points (2 Gs & 3 As) & Daniel Bucaro who had 4 points (3 Gs & 1 A).
Loyola’s next game is against Bucknell on Saturday March 25th.
Georgetown’s next game is against Marquette on Saturday March 25th.