Georgetown gets the best of Syracuse, 18-9. In the NCAA Men’s D1 opening round of playoff play, the #6 Georgetown Hoyas (13-2) got the best of the #11 Syracuse Orange (7-6) to advance to the quarterfinals against the winner of the Virginia- Bryant tilt.
Dylan McDermott led the way for the Hoyas with a five-goal game. Jake Carraway also threw in I’ve tallies. Brian Hess chipped in four to compliment McDermott and Carraway. A very taut first quarter revealed a 3-2 Hoya lead. McDermott notched a pair, the first at 14:22 and after a long drought, his second with 6:45 on the clock. Owen Seebold (2g) cut the lead in half before Hess nailed his 14th and Owen Hiltz ( 1g) converted a Stephen Rehfuss feed to end the first with a 3-2 Hoyas advantage.
Georgetown would go on a five-goal run fabricated by markers from, Nicky Petrovich (2g,2a), Graham Bundy Jr. (2g), McDermott collecting his 23rd, Jake Carraway with his first of five, and Hess notching his 15th to make it an 8-2 G’Town lead with 6:43 left in the half. The Orange kept battling and were rewarded when Stephen Rehfuss (1g,2a) picked up his 26th before Brett Kennedy (1g) closed the curtain on the 8-4 half.
Carraway converted a Petkevich feed on the advantage to kick off a dominating period that would not see Syracuse score. Hess added his 16th and 17th. Carraway got his hat trick and Bundy Jr. added another EMO tally when he converted a TJ Haley (2a) feed for his 36th that closes the third stanza with Syracuse staring at a 13-4 disadvantage.
Finally, after a drought of fifteen and a half minutes, Jamie Tromboli (3g) at 14:27 and again at 13:36, followed with the 18th from Seebold. Syracuse had life, trailing 13-7. Petkevich banged home a Dylan Watson (2a) set up on the advantage. Petkevich providing the helper for the 50th of the campaign from Carraway. Tromboli had an answer to make it 15-8 but McDermott with his 22nd and 23rd and Carraway at 2:46 provided the final offense in the 18-9 affair.
By the Numbers
Drake Porter stopped 15 Hoyas shots while Owen McElroy turned aside 10 Syracuse shots for the Hoyas. It marked the tenth time this season McElroy has posted double-digit saves. James Reilly, Georgetown fo/go was 14/28 but gathered 8 ground balls. Shots favored the Hoyas, 43-33 with shots on goal leaning the same direction, 33 to only 18. Syracuse turned the ball over 13 times while the Hoyas had a minuscule 8. Ground balls were 33-23 the Georgetown way. On the Extra Man scenario, the Orange went 0 for 2, and the Hoyas posting 3 of 8. Georgetown gets the best of Syracuse.