No. 18 men’s lacrosse loses first matchup of the year at Drexel

March 20, 2018

The Georgetown men’s lacrosse team (6-1, Big East) fell Saturday to the Drexel Dragons (3-4, CAA) 15-10 in Philadelphia. The loss marks the first of the season for the Hoyas, who have climbed to as high as the No. 11 spot in national polls following a blistering start to the year before falling to No. 18 after the loss.

Sophomore attacker Jake Carraway led the Georgetown scoring effort with four goals while junior attacker Daniel Bucaro added a goal and two assists for the Hoyas, who faltered after taking an early 3-2 lead in the first quarter. Drexel held Georgetown under its scoring average of 12.9 goals while finding success against the normally stingy Hoya defense, which allows 8.9 goals per contest.

Drexel took the game over in the second quarter, capitalizing on a few faceoffs and Hoya turnovers, which were turned into points at the other end. The Dragons would score seven unanswered goals before the Hoyas finally responded, thanks to a shot from junior midfielder Lucas Wittenberg just before the close of the half. In contrast, the third quarter was low-scoring, yet the Hoyas failed to make up any ground on the Dragons. Drexel outscored Georgetown 3-2 in the period.

Persistent scoring droughts plagued the Hoyas in the fourth quarter, coupled with four straight goals from Drexel that spanned the third and fourth periods.

The Hoyas return to the field on Wednesday, as they face off against No. 6 Loyola Maryland (5-2, 3-0 Patriot League) at Cooper Field. The game is slated to start at 3 pm. Follow @GUVoiceSports for game day updates and breaking news.

Santul Nerkar
Santul is the Voice's former executive culture editor and Halftime Sports editor. Follow him on Twitter @SantulN to become one of his rare few followers.

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