Georgetown Hosts Yale in NCAA First Round 5/12/23

WASHINGTON – Making its 16th NCAA Tournament appearance, the Georgetown University men’s lacrosse team hosts Yale in first round action on Saturday at Cooper Field. The Hoyas earned the seventh seed in the draw following their fifth-straight BIG EAST Championship while the Bulldogs claimed an at-large bid following a loss in the Ivy League Tournament finals.

On the Air• Opening faceoff on Saturday is set for 5 p.m.and will be shown on ESPNU with Chris Cotter and Paul Carcaterra calling the action.• A link to live stats will also be available at Georgetown• The Hoyas are 12-3 on the year and have won 12-straight games, the longest active winning streak in the NCAA.• Tucker Dordevic was recently named a Tewaaraton Award Finalist, becoming just the fourth Hoyas to garner the accolade.• Dordevic and Graham Bundy Jr. were both also tabbed USA Lacrosse Magazine Second Team All-Americans while Will Bowen earned a third team nod.• Dordevic leads the Hoyas with 70 points (57G, 13A) while Brian Minicus has 47 (27G, 20A) and Jacob Kelly adds 45 (20G, 25A). Bundy has 38 points (28G, 10A), Nicky Solomon is good for 36 points (28G, 8A), TJ Haley has 24 (1G, 23A) and Declan McDermott has 22 (15G, 7A).• James Reilly has won 202-of-341 (.592) faceoffs while collecting 147 ground balls. He has hauled in at least 10 ground balls in 10 of Georgetown’s 15 games this season.• Defensively, Will Bowen has been credited with 28 caused turnovers to lead the BIG EAST with 1.86 a game. Wallace Halpert adds 20 while Will Tominovich has 19.• In goal, Danny Hincks is 6-3 on the year with a 9.53 goals-against average to go with a .554 save percentage and 97 saves.• As a team, Georgetown leads the nation in man-up offense, converting at a .630 clip. The Hoyas are also top-10 nationally in ground balls per game (second overall, 39.12), clearing (fourth overall, .915) and fewest turnovers (ninth overall, 14.40), points per game (seventh overall, 23.13), scoring offense (eighth overall, 14.60) and scoring margin (sixth overall, 4.27).Scouting Yale• The Bulldogs (9-5) earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament after falling 19-10 to Princeton in the Ivy League Tournament finals.• Chris Lyons leads Yale with 70 points (58G, 12A) while Matt Brandau adds 65 (34G, 31A) and Leo Johnson has 57 (37G, 20A).• The main faceoff specialist for Yale is Nicholas Ramsey at 179-332 (.539) on the season with 103 ground balls.• On the defensive end, Jack Stuzin has been credited with 21 caused turnovers and 37 ground balls.• In goal, Jared Paquette has started all 14 games in goal for Yale. He owns a 13.61 GAA to go with a .522 save percentage and 204 saves on the season.Series History• The Hoyas and Bulldogs have played 10 times dating back to 1984 with Yale owning a 10-0 series advantage.• The two squads last met in the 2019 NCAA First Round in New Haven, Connecticut with Yale holding on for a 19-16 victory. McDermott and Reilly played for the Hoyas as freshmen in the game while Brandau, Bryce De Muth and Jack Ocken saw action as rookies in the game. Up NextThe winner of Saturday advances to the NCAA Quarterfinals against Saturday’s winner between Virginia and Richmond.