Georgetown Stifles Mount St. Mary's in 2014 Season Opener

WASHINGTON Junior midfielder Charlie McCormick (Bronxville, N.Y./Bronxville) provided a spark for the Hoyas offense, scoring all three of his goals in the second quarter, as Georgetown (1-0, 0-0 Big East) defeated Mount St. Mary's (0-2, 0-0 NEC) 10-4 in it season-opener at Multi-Sport Field on Wednesday afternoon.

McCormick, a preseason All-Big East selection led the Hoyas with three goals, while junior Anthony Heaton (Essex Fells, N.J./Delbarton) and freshman Peter Conley (Larchmont, N.Y./Mamaroneck) each scored two goals for the Hoyas.

Graduate student Tyler Knarr (Eagleville, Pa./LaSalle College) went 11 for 18 at the face-off X and picked up a team-leading eight ground balls, while junior defender Bryson Greene picked up seven ground balls and caused four turnovers to help a GU defense that held MSM to just 22 shots.

The Hoyas outshot The Mount 13-4 in the first quarter, but led just 1-0 afterward, with junior attack Reilly O'Connor's (Brooklin, Ontario [Canada]/The Hill Academy) goal at the 2:21 mark providing the only thing to show for GU's offensive possession advantage.

In the second quarter, junior midfielder Anthony Heaton (Essex Fells, N.J./Delbarton) added to the Hoyas lead early in the second, scoring on a pass from freshman Eduardo White (Littleton, N.J./Kent Denver) to take a 2-0 lead. MSM's Clayton Wainer answered just over a minute later to cut GU's lead in half, before McCormick took over.

McCormick scored unassisted less than a minute later and then would add two more goals late in the second quarter after a Grant Fisher goal to help GU take a 6-2 lead into halftime.

After the half, senior attack Jeff Fountain (Lutherville-Timonium, Md./St. Paul's) assisted a pair of GU goals, helping Heaton score his second, before finding freshman Devon Lewis (Orlando, Fla./Lake Highland Prep) for his first collegiate goal to give the Hoyas an 8-2 lead.

Mount St. Mary's scored a pair of goals, while holding Georgetown scoreless for close to 15 minutes, closing the gap to four goals, 8-4, midway through the fourth quarter. Conley scored his first of two goals, both assisted by junior Bo Stafford (Greenwich, Conn./Brusnwick), with 6:59 remaining, before scoring the final goal of the game with 2:32 left to help Georgetown to a 10-4 win.

Redshirt junior Jake Haley (Grasonville, Md./Queen Anne's County) earned the win, making five saves and allowing four goals for the Hoyas.

The Hoyas will have a short time to celebrate its season-opening victory, as they turn around and travel to Navy (1-0, 0-0 Patriot League) on Saturday, February 15. The opening face-off at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium is set for noon.

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Washington, D.C. (February 12, 2014) The strong defensive effort by the Mount men's lacrosse team that included a career-high 20 saves from goalkeeper Chris Klaiber was not enough in a 10-4 loss at Georgetown on a chilly Wednesday afternoon at the Multi-Sport Field.

Three different players scored for the Mount (0-2), with Clayton Wainer registering two to go with one apiece from Greg Mulvaney and Christian Durham. Durham also led the Mount with five ground balls. For the Hoyas (1-0) playing in their season opener, Charles McCormick scored three goals, while Peter Conley and Anthony Heaton netted two apiece.

The Mount's defense held strong through the first quarter, allowing just one goal on 13 Georgetown shots. Klaiber made five early saves to keep the Mountaineers within one through 15 minutes.

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