Georgetown Edged by No. 20 Loyola in 4OT

WASHINGTON Georgetown (5-6) fell to Loyola (Md.), (7-3), as the Greyhounds' Chris Palmer scored with one minute and 47 seconds remaining in the fourth overtime to close a 6-5 loss for the Hoyas on Sunday afternoon at Multi-Sport Field.

Senior goalie Jack Davis (Glen Ridge, N.J./Glen Ridge) had a season-high 15 saves to keep the Hoyas in the game through the four overtime periods. Barney Ehrmann (Baltimore, Md./Gilman) had seven ground balls and caused three turnovers, while Chris Nourse (Erieville, N.Y./The Hotchkiss School) caused four turnovers in the lowest scoring game GU has played this season.

Senior Rickey Mirabito (Binghamton, N.Y./Chenango Forks) had two assists, while five different Hoyas scored the teams' five goals.

The Blue & Gray took an early one goal lead, as Gerry Reilly (Cincinnati, Ohio/Saint Xavier) scored an unassisted goal just over two minutes into play.

Loyola's Chris Basler tied the score at 4:52 in the first quarter, where the score would remain over the next 16 minutes.

Finally, David Shriver (Timonium, Md./Boys' Latin) scored a man-up goal, picking up a rebound in front of the cage and beating Jack Hagelin to put GU in front, 2-1. The Greyhounds scored the equalizer with just three seconds left on the clock in the first half, tying the game at two goals apiece at halftime.

The momentum shifted toward the Greyhounds in the third quarter with Mike Sawyer scoring twice to put Loyola in front, 4-2, the largest lead either team would hold during the game.

Georgetown responded late in the fourth quarter, as Stu Shannon (Detroit, Mich./Detroit Country Day) ripped a shot just under the cross bar on assist from Mirabito to bring the Hoyas within one goal. Max Seligmann (Essex Fells, N.J./Delbarton) tied the score with 2:34 remaining in the contest on a hard shot, running right of the cage.

Loyola looked to put the game away, as Josh Hawkins scored on a fast break with 1:04 remaining in the game, but Davey Emala (Baltimore, Md./Gilman) scored his first goal of the day with 29 seconds left, tying the score to send the game to overtime.

Through the four overtime periods the Hoyas out shot Loyola 15-6, but it would not make a difference, as Chris Palmer scored the game-winner with 1:47 remaining in the fourth overtime to close the 6-5 Hoyas' loss.

Georgetown returns to action on Saturday, April 23 when they host Yale at 1:00 p.m. on Multi-Sport Field. It will be the only time during the 2011 season that GU plays back-to-back home games. The game will be broadcast live on MASN and SNY.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. Jake Hagelin made a career-high 18 saves, and Chris Palmer scored the game-winning goal 2-minutes, 13-seconds into the fourth overtime period, and Loyola defeated host Georgetown, 6-5, in non-conference action on Sunday afternoon.

Hagelin, who made six saves in the four overtimes, stopped a Georgetown shot, and Loyola cleared in transition setting up the final sequence. Head Coach Charley Toomey called timeout with 2:29 on the overtime clock, and Loyola broke the huddle with the ball in its offensive end.

Palmer had the chance to end the game shortly after the timeout, but his shot from the left side bounced wide right.

Loyola backed up the play and retained possession, and Palmer had a chance for redemption. Matt Langan fed him a pass goal-line extended on the right side, and Palmer split a double-team while going to goal. He shot low and toward the far post, scoring with 1:47 on the clock to end the contest.

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