News Release, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
ST. DAVIDS, Pa. – St. Mary’s College of Maryland men’s lacrosse (2-2) blew past the Eastern University Eagles (1-2) on Wednesday (Feb. 27) afternoon in non-conference action. Jude Brown led the Seahawks with a season-high nine points.
How It Happened
- The first quarter of action displayed sound defense as both squads were able to find the back of the net just once in the opening stanza. St. Mary’s College struck first approximately five minutes into the game with an unassisted goal from Brown. The Eagles knotted the game up at one a minute later.
- The Seahawks dominated the second quarter by outscoring the Eagles 5-1. St. Mary’s College tallied back-to-back goals to begin the stanza with goals from Dominic Venanzi and Max Groen. The Eagles responded with a goal to bring themselves within one, but the Seahawks finished the quarter strong with three unanswered scores. Brown started the run with his second goal of the game, and Erich Wuesthoff and Venanzi followed with scores of their own. The Seahawks took a 6-2 advantage into the locker rooms.
- St. Mary’s College kept their momentum from the first half by netting three-straight goals to begin the third quarter. Brown, Wuesthoff, and Jeremiah Clemmer accounted for scores during the run. Eastern netted a goal in an attempt to slow down the Seahawks, but St. Mary’s College went right back to their scoring ways with another three goal run. Groen, Wuesthoff, and Clemmer found the back of the cage during the scoring streak. Eastern closed out the quarter with two scores and the Seahawks brought a 12-5 lead into the final stanza.
- The Seahawks and Eagles concluded the game with one goal a piece for a 13-6 Seahawk victory.
Inside the Box Score
- As mentioned, Brown led the Seahawks with a season-best nine points off of six assists and three goals. Wuesthoff paced the Seahawks in goals, netting four in the victory. In addition, Groen dished out four assists and added two goals on the afternoon.
- Tommy Rinder had an excellent game on the defensive end with a team-high five ground balls and team-best five caused turnovers. In between the pipes, Ross Snodderly collected 16 saves.
Up Next for the Seahawks
- Mar. 2 vs. Catholic – 2:00 p.m. – Military Appreciation Game – Jamie L. Roberts Stadium