#8 Georgetown Prep (MD) vs. #1 Culver Military Academy (IN), 3:00 p.m.
The day’s second game brings back last year’s runner-up Georgetown Prep in the eighth seed versus a 23 win and top seeded Culver Military Academy. Georgetown comes in looking to pull off another upset similar to last year’s sudden victory defeat over top seeded IMG Academy (FL) in the semifinals. The team, while young, returns many players who are not afraid of the big stage. They are solid at every level highlighted by an attack of T Ridgway (Richmond), Caleb Fernandez (Penn) and Connor Humiston (Georgetown) who have combined for 73 goals this season. The defense is littered with high-level underclassmen in juniors Jake Giulieri (Notre Dame), Andrew Johnston (Dartmouth) and Clay Lanham (North Carolina). Culver enters this game looking to start a new winning streak after having their 40 straight wins snapped last weekend by The Hill. This group is flush with talent with over 15 Division 1 recruits on the squad. Their attack gets started right after the faceoff with senior Alec Stathakis’s (Denver) 82% success rate. The offense is generated by All-American Alex Simmons (Denver), Will Clayton (Denver) and Austin Madronic (Harvard) who can all score in a flurry (171 combined goals this season). The teams share a common opponent in Gonzaga (DC) whom both defeated: Georgetown 7-6 and Culver 12-8.