Georgetown Falls to Eighteenth-Ranked Yale

WASHINGTON Georgetown (5-7, 2-2 Big East) fell behind early and were unable to climb back from a six goal halftime deficit, falling to No. 18 Yale (10-2, 6-2 Ivy League) 13-8 at Multi-Sport Field on Saturday afternoon.

The Hoyas' received three goals from sophomore attackman Davey Emala (Baltimore, Md./Gilman), two from senior defensive middie Ryan Shuler (Chevy Chase, Md./Georgetown Prep) and one goal and two assists from senior attackman Rickey Mirabito (Binghamton, N.Y./Chenango Forks), but it was not enough to overcome a quick start from the Bulldogs.

Yale jumped out to a two goal lead in the game's first five minutes, as Greg Mahony scored first just over one minute into the game and Andrew Cordia scored four minutes later on the assist from Jack Flaherty.

Emala answered for Georgetown, scoring the Hoyas first goal at the 7:05 mark in the first quarter. After two more Yale goals extended the lead to 4-1, Travis Comeau (Red Deer, Alberta/Hill Academy) scored on an assist from Max Seligmann (Essex Fells, N.J./Delbarton) to open the second quarter. Zack Angel (Park Hall, Md./St. Mary's Ryken) scored the Hoyas only other first half goal on an assist from Mirabito, as GU went into halftime trailing 9-3.

Georgetown controlled the third quarter as Emala opened up the scoring on an assist from Mirabito at 12:07. Mirabito converted the feed from Brian Casey (Bethesda, Md./Georgetown Prep) to cut Yale's lead to five at 10-5.

The Bulldogs opened the fourth quarter scoring two quick goals, the first just 38 seconds into the period and the second under three minutes later to take a seven goal lead, its largest of the game at 13-6. Emala ended the run with a goal, assisted by Casey and Shuler scored the final two goals of the game, as Georgetown fell to No. 14 Yale 13-8.

Senior defender Bobby Boyle (Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Lawrenceville School) picked up four ground balls and caused four turnovers, while Jack Davis (Glen Ridge, N.J./Glen Ridge) stopped 13 shots in the loss.

Georgetown returns to action on Saturday, April 30 when they travel to Piscataway, N.J. to take on Big East opponent Rutgers at 7:00 p.m. A live blog of all of the game's action will be available on GUHoyas.com.

2011-04-23



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