Georgetown a With Huge Third Quarter

Georgetown with a huge third quarter sparks 20-13 victory. The Marquette Golden Eagles (0-3) faced a daunting task. They trekked to the Nation’s Capital to attempt to upset the #4 Georgetown Hoyas. The Golden Eagles appeared to have the upset in their focus. Marquette surprised everyone but themselves and matched Georgetown in this up-tempo affair.

Morgan Macko (1g) put Marquette up at 13:35. Georgetown went on a power rush fueled by Peter Thompson (1g), Dylan Hess (4g), Zachary Geddes (1g) who was assisted by the star of the game, James Reilly. More on him in a bit. Marquette saw and raised with Griffin Fleming (2g,3a), Ryan Fazio (4g) with a pair, and Colin O’Donnell (1g,2a) to give the visitors a 5-3 lead at the end of one.

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Georgetown snapped back with Jake Carraway (3g,1a), a man-up tally from Nicky Petkevich (3g,2a), and an even-strength marker from Petkevich to change the lead to Georgetown at 6-5. Devon Cowan (3g,1a) knotted it at 6-6 but Declan McDermott (3g) followed by TJ Haley (1g,5a) boosted Georgetown to an 8-6 edge. You had to know Marquette was fighting back and Griffin Fleming on the advantage and Fazio with just six ticks on the clock ended the 8-8 half.

At 14:17, Fleming hit Connor McClelland to put The Golden Eagles up by one at 9-8. Unfortunately for Marquette, the game didn’t end at that point. Carraway, Graham Bundy Jr. (3g,1a), Colin Munro (1g) and McDermott seized control for the Hoyas, 12-9.

Cowan hit his 8th to stop the outburst but, Dylan Hess, Carraway, Petkevich, another from Hess, and finally Bundy Jr. closed the third with a 17-10 Georgetown advantage. More of the same in the fourth with Bundy Jr., another man up from McDermott and the 12th goal of the last 13 in the second half from Hess made it an insurmountable lead, 20-10. To their credit, Marquette kept battling. They were rewarded with markers from Zach Granger (1g), Fazio, and Cowan getting his hat trick.

NOTES

Georgetown FoGo, James Reilly set a school record and recorded 26 faceoff wins to go with his assist. Owen McElroy for Georgetown turned aside 10 shots as did counterpart, Gabe Stein. For the Golden Eagles, Griffin Fleming recorded his career-high of five points. Ryan Fazio also had his career with 4 goals. Total face-offs heavily favored the Hoyas, 30 of 36. Georgetown with a huge third quarter sparks a 20-13 victory.

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Gary Groob
Gary Groob

Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.

An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.

Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.

In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.

Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).

Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.

Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.

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