News Release, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

ST. MARY’S CITY, Md. – St. Mary’s College of Maryland men’s lacrosse (6-3) posted a historic win over Washington College on Saturday (Mar. 16) afternoon, defeating the Shoremen 14-11. Washington College held a perfect 25-0 record over St. Mary’s College before the Seahawks’ victory today. St. Mary’s College men’s lacrosse has now won three-straight games.

How It Happened

  • Max Groenstarted his best game of the season with back-to-back goals in the first quarter to give the Seahawks a 2-0 lead. The Seahawks and Shoremen exchanged scores the rest of the quarter and St. Mary’s College held a slim 3-2 lead at the end of the opening stanza.
  • The second quarter of action displayed solid defense as both squads only found the back of the net twice.Dominic VenanziandGroenscored for the Seahawks and St. Mary’s College brought a 5-4 lead into halftime.
  • Washington College came out of halftime looking strong with two scores for their first lead of the game. St. Mary’s College answered with back-to-back goals fromVenanziandGroento retake the lead, 7-6. Later in the quarter, the Seahawks put together a three goal scoring burst for a 10-7 lead with just over two minutes remaining in the third.Ben Claffee,Abe Hubbard, andErich Wuesthoffbeat the opposing goalkeeper for scores. The Shoremen capped off the quarter with a score and the Seahawks held a 10-8 lead heading into the final quarter of action.
  • The Shoremen opened the final quarter with a goal, bringing themselves within one of the Seahawks. Just when the Shoremen thought the captured the momentum, the Seahawks put the game away with three-straight scores for a 13-9 lead with just over three minutes left to play.Wuesthoff,Claffee, andHubbardfound the back of the cage during the run. Washington College outscored the Seahawks 2-1 the rest of the way, but the Seahawks came away with the victory.
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Max Groen ’19 | Photo Credit: Bill Wood

Inside the Box Score

  • Groenled the Seahawks on the offensive end with his best game of the season, recording eight points off of four goals and four assists.Venanzi(2g, 2a) andBrown(4a) followed with four points each.Hubbardalso made his mark on the offensive end with three goals.
  • Luke McWrightwas a ground ball machine this afternoon, scooping up a team-best six.Cristian Quiroaled the Seahawks with four caused turnovers, whileAnthony Sparacinoadded three. In between the pipes,Ross Snodderlyhad another solid game with 10 saves.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Mar. 20 at Marymount – 4:00 p.m.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...