McKinney's OT Goal Lifts Georgetown Over No. 14 St. John's

Senior attack Travis Comeau (Red Deer, Alberta/The Hill Academy) scored on an assist from Bucci with 3:34 left in the third quarter to bring GU back within one for the third time during the quarter, at 11-10. GU tied the game when senior midfielder Jason McFadden (Bel Air, Md./Calvert Hall) converted the Hoyas extra-man opportunity with 58 seconds left in the third quarter, making the score 11-11, heading into the fourth quarter.

McKinney dodged his way to the center of the field and scored at the 14:07 mark in the fourth quarter giving GU a 12-11 lead, but Kevin Cernuto scored his third goal of the game for St. John's less than two minutes later on an extra-man opportunity to tie the score and McArdle put the Red Storm in front, 13-12, with 6:29 remaining.

With under 30 seconds in regulation the Hoyas forced a turnover and senior defender Patrick Murray (Denver, Colo./Kent Denver) picked up the ground ball, flipped it behind his back to McCormick, who shot, picked up his own rebound and scored with 10.2 seconds left in regulation, sending the game into overtime.

Knarr won the overtime face-off, as the Hoyas cleared the ball and called for a timeout. After the timeout McKinney scored with 3:24 left in overtime to give GU its second overtime win of the season and avenge its overtime loss to St. John's from last season.

Georgetown returns to action when they travel to South Bend, Ind. to take on No. 4 Notre Dame. Coverage on ESPNU for the Hoyas and Irish begins at 11:00 a.m.

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Bethpage, N.Y. (April 6, 2013) For the second-straight season, the match-up between No. 14 St. John's (7-3, 2-2) and Georgetown (5-6, 2-1) went beyond the allotted 60 minutes, as the Red Storm fell 14-13 to the Hoyas in overtime in the Battle at Bethpage on the campus of Bethpage H.S.

St. John's led in the final minute, but a goal from Charles McCormick with seven seconds remaining was followed by a Dan McKinney tally on the extra period's first possession to grab victory away from the Johnnies. The fans at Bethpage were treated to an up-and-down contest which featured 14 different goal scorers and six lead changes, as the Hoyas were able to claim the final one.

The Red Storm had defeated the Hoyas 13-12 last season in overtime at Georgetown on April 7, 2012. St. John's trailed 12-10 with only 42 seconds left but scored twice in the final minute and on the first possession of overtime to take the victory.

Jeff Lowman captured the St. John's all-time saves record in the first half before having to exit with concussion symptoms. The senior registered five saves in the first half, which brought his career total to 587 saves surpassing Joe Weingart's previous record of 585. Harrison Burke performed valiantly in relief stopping seven shots in the second half.

At the offensive end, Kieran McArdle finished with eight points, three goals and five assists, and increased his season point total to 70 in ten games. The attackman has four games of eight or more points this season, which earned the junior St. John's MVP honors for the Battle at Bethpage event.

Ryan Fitzgerald had his best offensive day of 2013 finishing with three goals and one assist. After last week's seven-point game at Notre Dame, Kevin Cernuto followed the performance up with three goals and his sixth hat trick of the season.

The last time three Red Storm players recorded a hat trick in the same game was in the 20-13 win over Rutgers on March 16. Mark DiFrangia had a solid day at close defense, as he picked up three groundballs and caused two turnovers. Mario Carrera continued to improve at the X with a 10 of 18 performance on faceoffs.

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