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The Georgetown Hoyas are the 21st DI program and second Big East team to announce their 2022 men’s lacrosse schedule. The Hoyas are coming off a 2021 campaign in which they went 13-3 overall (9-1 Big East) against a Big East-heavy schedule, won the Big East, and saw their season end in a 14-3 loss against eventual champion Virginia in the NCAA Quarterfinals.
Hoyas’ 2022 Schedule:
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Johns Hopkins, Lehigh, Notre Dame, Penn, Princeton, Richmond
2/26 @ Notre Dame: The Hoyas will end the month of February with a trip to South Bend to face the Fighting Irish for the first time since 2017. This contest will pit two 2021 NCAA Quarterfinalist up against each other as well as two of the best defensive teams in the nation, which could make for one heck of a battle. Meeting 17 times prior, Notre Dame holds a 10-7 series lead. The Hoyas last win over the Irish was in 2010.
3/5 vs Princeton: Georgetown will welcome in the Princeton Tigers to kick off their March slate with one of the more intriguing matchups we’ve seen released thus far. While the Hoyas are coming off a third Big East title and their first NCAA Quarterfinals trip since 2007, Princeton hasn’t played since March of 2020. This game marks first meeting between the two programs since 2007 and just their second meeting since 2002. The two split the two previous contests, winning by one goal each.
4/2 @ Denver: As the top two programs in the Big East, Georgetown and Denver have given lacrosse fans one heck of a series to follow over the past three full seasons (2018, 2019, 2021). That includes three meetings last season in which the Hoyas went 2-1. Denver won the first meeting of the year, 13-7, before falling by one goal, 11-10, in overtime to the Hoyas in their second regular-season meeting, and again by one goal, 10-9, in the Big East title game. Expect two exciting contests between Pioneers and Hoyas again this season.
4/19 vs Loyola: Georgetown suffered two regular-season losses last season. One came against conference foe Denver and the other came during the last week of the regular season on the road against Loyola in what was a surprise, 11-9, Greyhounds victory. With both teams returning sizable chunks of their rosters from a season ago this is certainly one to circle and coming late in the season could have NCAA Tournament implications, as last year’s meeting ultimately did.