No. 15 Georgetown will meet top-ranked Syracuse in the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic this Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore without Zach Guy.
The sophomore attackman has not played since the Hoyas' season opener against Jacksonville on Feb. 20 when he broke his thumb. Coach Dave Urick said that Guy will sit out his fourth consecutive game.
"He won't be back this week," Urick said Wednesday. "He did go back to the doctor and have it re-examined today. They got a new cast for it, and they liked what they saw, but he won't be back this week. And I don't know if he'll be back the following week, but I think he'll be back pretty soon."
Georgetown has missed Guy, a decent feeder who can initiate action from behind the net or from the wings. The Hoyas have dropped two of the three games Guy has missed, including Tuesday's 16-15 stunner to Harvard.
The team took part in a light practice late Wednesday afternoon before cranking up the intensity on Thursday and Friday. The short time of preparation would seem to be an advantage for the Orange, which hasn't played since a 12-10 win against No. 2 Virginia last Friday.
Asked if the contest against the Crimson could hurt Georgetown's health and conditioning, Urick replied, "That's a good question. I'd rather have another day or two for our guys to prepare and get healed up, but you don't have control over that. So you try not to dwell on it. When you take a step back and look at it from a coach's viewpoint, you certainly would like a little more time if you could."
Then Urick added, "I think players at this age would rather play than practice anyway."