Syracuse puts winning streak on the line against Georgetown

Syracuse will try for its longest winning streak of the season when it goes for its third straight against Big East rival Georgetown.

IN SYRACUSE’S LAST GAME: It looked like Syracuse was going to win its seventh game of the season in blowout fashion, as the Orange built a 10-4 halftime lead. But Hobart cut the lead to within one in the second half as it won 18 of 28 faceoffs in the game. Still, sophomore Derek Maltz’s six goals proved to be the difference as the Orange held on for a 13-12 win.

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IN GEORGETOWN’S LAST GAME: Georgetown was upset minded on Sunday, leading No. 6 Notre Dame 5-1 heading into halftime. But Notre Dame mounted a second half rally, scoring three unanswered goals in the fourth quarter to take a 7-5 lead. Midfielder Zach Angel led Georgetown with a pair of goals, but the Hoyas could only muster a pair of goals in the second half.

SCOUTING THE HOYAS: Injuries have been a lingering issue throughout senior midfielder Zack Angel’s career. This season has been no exception, as a lingering forearm injury has caused him to miss a pair of starts this season. But when he’s been healthy, Angel has been the Hoyas’ top scoring threat, with 17 goals in nine games. Casey Brian leads the Hoyas with 27 points on 14 goals and 13 assists. Another stat to look at is faceoffs, where Georgetown has won 50.8 percent. It will be another good test for Brian McGill.

HISTORICALLY SPEAKING: The Hoyas and Orange have been playing each other since 1995, with SU winning 16 of the 20 matchups. Last year, the Syracuse defeated the Hoyas in overtime, 9-8, as Stephen Keogh scored the game winning goal with 2:19 left.

GAME INFORMATION: Saturday, Apr. 21, Syracuse, N.Y., 3 p.m. TV: ESPNU. Follow us @thejuiceonline for live game updates.

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Wes Cheng

About Wes Cheng

Wes has worked for Rivals.com covering the New York Knicks, as well as for Scout.com covering Syracuse athletics. Wes has also worked for the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) and reported on the NBA and MLB for the New York Sportscene. A native of Long Island, New York, Wes graduated from Syracuse University in 2005. Follow him on Twitter @ChengWes.
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