Georgetown-Navy lacrosse series to resume?

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Thanks to a much-publicized spat between Maryland and Georgetown, the lacrosse series between the two schools could see its end Friday when the Terrapins venture to the Hilltop. More on that in tomorrow’s dead-tree edition.

It’s been a rough stretch for Georgetown, which saw its rivalry with Loyola switched to a midweek March slot this season. This is also the first year since 1990 that Georgetown and Navy will not play – though the hiatus might only last one year.

Coach Dave Urick said Tuesday the series – littered with tight games – could be back in 2013 after the Midshipmen moved a Patriot League contest against Lehigh to a the weekend slot previously occupied by the Hoyas.

“The Navy thing is going to come back relatively soon,” said Urick, whose team’s last six games with the Midshipmen have been decided by two goals or less. “I think we’re going to be able to get them on the schedule as early as next year. It’s tentative but it’s fairly close to being reality.”

Through a team spokesperson, Navy coach Rick Sowell said the Mids and Georgetown plan to face each other again.

Needless to say, this is a welcome development. Even with the sport growing, local games still carry a little extra flavor. Good for both Georgetown and Navy finding a way to somehow fit in a series again.

Patrick Stevens

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