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NCAA Division I tournament first-round preview: Georgetown vs. Johns Hopkins

Georgetown (12-4) at No. 5 seed Johns Hopkins (11-4)

When: Sunday, 5 p.m.

Coaches: Kevin Warne, Georgetown; Dave Pietramala, Johns Hopkins

Players to Watch: Nick Marrocco, senior, goalkeeper, Georgetown; Joel Tinney, senior, midfielder, Johns Hopkins

Outlook: These two teams will meet for the first time since 2007 — coincidentally, the last time the Hoyas took part in the NCAA tournament. Offensively, Georgetown has been paced by sophomore attackman Jake Carraway (43 goals, 20 assists), but the unit lost a key cog when junior attackman Daniel Bucaro suffered a season-ending injury 12 games into the year. Tinney and junior attackman Kyle Marr are tied for the Blue Jays’ lead in points with 48 each, but the one player running hot right now is senior goalie Brock Turnbaugh, who has made 38 saves and allowed only 23 goals in his last three starts. He will have to match the Hoyas’ Marrocco (7.85 goals-against average, .547 save percentage).

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