Salisbury, Md. –Four different Seahawks found the back of the net as the St. Mary’s College of Maryland men’s lacrosse team wrapped up their 2018 campaign on Tuesday night. The Seahawks (5-12) dropped a 17-4 decision to the host seventh-ranked Salisbury University Sea Gulls (14-3, 7-1 CAC) in their season finale.

How It Happened

  • Salisbury staked a 3-0 lead at 3:37 of the first period before junior attackmanMax Groen(New Haven, Conn./Choate Rosemary) put the Seahawks on the board at 2:23 off an assist from classmateRay LaPlaca(Owings, Md./Calverton).Austin Shortgave the Sea Gulls a 4-1 advantage at the end of one with his goal with 19 seconds left.
  • Only two goals were scored in the second quarter as Salisbury scored first at 8:49 for a four-goal lead before sophomore midfielderErich Wuesthoff(Newbury Park, Calif./Newbury Park) tallied an unassisted score with five ticks on the clock to cut the deficit to 5-2 at halftime.
  • SU unleashed for eight goals in the third stanza to break the game open. The Sea Gulls extended their scoring stretch to an 11-0 run with the first three goals of the fourth period.
  • First-yearsDominic Venanzi(Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright) andJeremiah Clemmer(Hagerstown, Md./North Hagerstown) put a stop to the Salisbury run with consecutive goals in a 59-second span.

Inside the Box Score

  • Groenfinished the night as the Seahawks’ leading scorer with a goal and an assist while junior midfielderMichael Bucci(Davidsonville, Md./Severn) scooped up eight ground balls.
  • Junior goalkeeperRoss Snodderly(Reisterstown, Md./Franklin) completed his junior campaign with 11 saves while allowing 17 goals in 60 minutes.
  • Corey Gwinnotched a game-high four goals whileGriffin Moroneyfinished with a three-goal hat trick. In goal,Brandon Warrenmade five saves and gave up two goals in 45 minutes.

Game Stats

  • Shots:St. Mary’s 15, Salisbury 47
  • Ground Balls:St. Mary’s 27, Salisbury 41
  • Face-Off Wins:St. Mary’s 9, Salisbury 15
  • Extra-Man Opportunities:St. Mary’s 1-2, Salisbury 1-2
  • Saves:St. Mary’s 11, Salisbury 5
  • Caused Turnovers:St. Mary’s 4, Salisbury 14
  • Turnovers:St. Mary’s 21, Salisbury 12
  • Penalties:St. Mary’s 2 for 2:00, Salisbury 2 for 1:30
Head Coach Jason Childs – Photo Credit: Bill Wood

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Season Complete

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By Nairem Moran ·nmoran@smcm.edu