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Lacrosse: Villanova vs. Georgetown

Photo from East Hampton Star
Photo from East Hampton Star

Update May 9: Inside reports that Saturday’s clash of the #11 Wildcats against the #14 Hoyas was played against a backdrop "blustery gusts that reached 50 mph and converted Villanova Stadium into one gigantic wind tunnel. Nineteen of the first 20 goals combined from the two teams were scored by the team that had the wind at its back. But it was Georgetown in the end that defied both Villanova and the laws of nature with a 15-9 Big East victory. The victory almost assures the Hoyas a berth in the NCAA Tournament, whereas Villanova will have to wait Sunday when the tournament pairings are announced to find out whether or not the Wildcats are in for the second-straight year. That appears unlikely, after Georgetown bore through the wind and the Villanova defense to win the crucial fourth quarter and the game. "I think the wind played a factor, it made it tough on the passing and to communicate, it had a bit of an effect," Wildcats’ coach Mike Corrado said. "The thing is, it didn’t seem to affect Georgetown in the fourth quarter when they were playing into the wind. We needed to win this game to get into the tournament. I don’t think three wins over top-20 teams will do it. I’d be surprised if we did get in."

Saturday, May 8th, 7:00 p.m. at Villanova Stadium

The #11 Villanova Men's Lacrosse squad will take on #14 Georgetown on Saturday, May 8th at Villanova Stadium for their last regular season home game.

The winner of the game should claim an at-large bid to the 2010 NCAA Lacrosse Tournament.

'Nova is currently ranked #11 in the nation according to the coaches in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association  and #13 in the Nike/Inside Lacrosse Media Poll.

In their first year in the BIG EAST Conference, the Wildcats are 10-4 with a 5-0 record at home.

'Nova is led by senior middie, Paul Webber who has scored 29 goals. Senior Mark Scioscia and freshman Jack Rice have also scored reached the 20 goal mark with 20 and 23 respectively.

Freshman goalkeeper, Billy Hurley, is coming off of a Conference Honor Roll performance. He ranks 15th in the NCAA for Goals Against Average.

Game time is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.  So head to Villanova Stadium and celebrate Senior Day as the Wildcats cap off their inaugural BIG EAST Lacrosse season with one of its biggest games in program history.

Tickets are only $7 for adults and $5 for kids (12 & under). Tickets are available only at the Villanova Stadium Box Office before the game.