Hoyas rout Mount, 22-3, keep playoff hopes alive

April 28, 1994|By Mike Preston | Mike Preston,Sun Staff Writer

EMMITSBURG -- Georgetown University kept its playoff hopes alive yesterday by defeating Mount St. Mary's, 22-3, and now the Hoyas are poised to face No. 3 Loyola on Saturday.

No. 13 Georgetown (9-2) is one of several teams on the bubble juggling for position in the 12-team NCAA Division I tournament.

The 12th seed is given to a Midwestern team.

The Hoyas say they believe that if they beat Loyola (9-1) and Penn in their two remaining games, they would qualify for postseason play.

But Georgetown first had to get by the Mountaineers (3-9).

"It was pretty hard not to think about Loyola because that game could make our season," said Hoyas junior midfielder B. J. Thompson. "But we knew we had some other business to take care of first."

It was over early. Georgetown attackman Chris Remington scored 30 seconds into the game. Attackman Joe Callahan scored 10 seconds later. And Hoyas attackman Nathan Sprong added two goals within 15 seconds to put Georgetown ahead 4-0 barely two minutes into the game.

Georgetown outshot Mount St. Mary's 12-6 in the first period and led 10-1 at the end of the quarter. The Hoyas were ahead 13-1 at the half.

Georgetown outshot the Mountaineers 61-26 in the game and had a 78-48 advantage in ground balls.

Freshman attackman Jim Fenzel led Georgetown in scoring with four goals.

Remington and Sprong each finished with three goals and two assists.

The victory tied Georgetown's mark for most wins in a season, and it was the fifth consecutive winning season under coach Dave Urick, who came to Georgetown in 1990.

The next step is the playoffs, a position that Georgetown has not reached in its 24-year lacrosse history. "We're hungry," Hoyas midfielder Kevin Noonan said. "Loyola is holding the barbecue, and we're ready to find the burger."

Georgetown ........ 10 ... 3 ... 5 ... 4 ... -- ... 22

Mount St. Mary's ... 1 ... 0 ... 0 ... 2 ... -- ... 3

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