Maryland Lacrosse Looks to Start 2-0 Friday at Georgetown

February 24, 2012 | WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, MD. – The seventh-ranked Maryland men’s lacrosse team hits the road for the first time in 2012 for a Friday-night showdown with local rival Georgetown on Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Hoyas’ Multi-Sport Facility. The game will be streamed live on ESPN3 with Booker Corrigan and Ryan Boyle handling the announcing duties.

• Maryland is coming off of a 12-6 win in its season opener vs. Hartford last Saturday. Curtis Holmes had a game for record books at the face-off X, winning 19-of-20 draws with nine groundballs and a goal. John Haus paced a balanced scoring attack that saw nine different Terps score goals with four points on two goals, including the game-winner, and two assists.

• The Hoyas are looking to rebound from a 2011 season that saw them finish with a 7-7 record and miss the NCAA Tournament for the fourth straight season. Offensively, Georgetown will be led by attackman Travis Comeau, who posted 35 points last year on 30 goals and five assists. Senior captain CT Fisher, who had a 5.55 goals-against average in a back-up role in 2011, is battling sophomore Jack Haley for the starting goalie spot.

The Count Down
10 … Since 2002 Maryland has won 83 of the 90 games in which the Terps have scored 10 or more goals for a .922 winning percentage.
9 … Maryland is 101-22 in games since 2002 when it allows nine goals or less, for an .821 winning percentage.
8 … Curtis Holmes had eight groundballs in the 2011 victory over the Hoyas.
7 … Maryland has not allowed an opponent to score more than seven goals in a season opener in the past 19 seasons.
6 … Six Terps made first-time starts at their positions in the 2012 season opener (Cummings & Gribbin at attack; Chanenchuk at midfield; Cooper, Ehrhardt and Murray at defense).
5 … Only five times since 2000 has a Maryland player won 90% or more of his face-offs when taking more than 10 draws in a game.
4 … Maryland has won all four games vs. Georgetown played at the Multi-Sport Facility.
3 … Maryland returns three of its top five scorers from last season.
2 … This will be the first of two Maryland games streamed on this season.
1 … Mike Chanenchuk is the first non-attackman to wear the No. 1 jersey since 1993.

Tale of the Tape
Maryland Category  Georgetown (2011)
12.0 Goals Per Game 10.6
6.0 Opponents’ Goals Per Game 10.3
40.0 Shots Per Game 39.0
30.0 Shot Percentage 27.3
24.0 Shots on Goal Per Game 23.3
60.0 Shots on Goal Percentage 59.7
12.0 Saves Per Game 10.1
66.7 Save Percentage 49.7
53.0 Groundballs Per Game 36.0
23.0 Opponents’ Groundballs Per Game 32.7
21.0 Turnovers Per Game 17.6
13.0 Caused Turnovers Per Game 12.8
95.0 Face-Off Percentage 51.5
100.0 Clear Percentage 81.0
70.8 Opponents’ Clear Percentage 81.0
4.0 Penalties Per Game 3.9
2.0 Penalty Minutes Per Game 3.1
100.0 Man-Up Conversion Percentage 30.9
50.0 Opponents’ Man-Up Conversion Percentage 23.1