The No. 17 Georgetown men’s lacrosse team (10-4, 3-2 Big East) prevailed in its regular-season finale Saturday against St. John’s (6-8, 0-5 Big East) 11-6 in Queens, NY. With the win, the Hoyas have achieved their 14th ten-win season in program history.
Georgetown was bolstered by a balanced offensive attack, as six different Hoyas scored. Sophomore attacker Jake Carraway led the effort with three goals and an assist, while junior midfielder Lucas Wittenberg contributed two goals and two assists for the Hoyas, who led wire-to-wire against the Red Storm.
Despite never trailing, Georgetown did not face a pushover in the St. John’s opposition. After the Hoyas opened up an early 4-0 lead, the Red Storm would respond with three straight goals, including one at the beginning of the second quarter. Georgetown would respond, however, with a goal from junior attacker Austin McDonald to give the Hoyas a 5-3 lead heading into halftime.
The second half featured a similar trend, as Georgetown would once again find St. John’s right on its heels. After the Red Storm scored with 1:17 remaining to narrow the deficit to one, junior attacker Robert Clark found the back of the net to move the lead back out to two. St. John’s would bring the deficit back to one at the start of the 4th quarter, but Georgetown would respond with an onslaught, finishing the match on a 5-1 scoring stretch courtesy of goals from Clark, Carraway, Wittenberg, and senior midfielder Craig Berge.
The Hoyas return to action at the Big East Championship from May 3-5 in Villanova, PA. Follow @GUVoiceSports for game day updates and more coverage of Georgetown spring sports.
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