News Release, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
ARLINGTON, Va. – A dominant second half performance propelled the St. Mary’s College of Maryland men’s lacrosse team (7-3) to a 12-7 victory over the Marymount University Saints (1-7) on Wednesday (Mar. 20) afternoon in non-conference action. The Seahawks outscored the Saints 9-3 in the second half.
How It Happened
- Marymount controlled the pace of play in the first quarter and took a 3-1 advantage over St. Mary’s College into the second quarter.Max Groentallied the Seahawks lone goal in the first stanza.
- The second quarter was another low scoring segment of the game, but the Seahawks managed to top the Saints 2-1 and headed into halftime trailing 4-3.Erich WuesthoffandRay LaPlacafound the back of the net in the quarter.
- The Saints opened up the second half with a goal on a man-up opportunity for a two goal lead. However, the Seahawks took control of the game shortly after for the comfortable victory. St. Mary’s College quickly struck with a four-goal run, taking their first lead of the game, 7-5.Ben Claffee,Connor Benhoff,Jeremiah Clemmer, andAbe Hubbardburied shots into the back of the cage during the run.
- The Seahawks and Saints exchanged scores to start the fourth quarter, but the Seahawks closed out the game strong with another four-goal run.LaPlaca(2),Hubbard, andClemmerbeat the opposing goalkeeper during the scoring burst. The Saints responded with a goal with 5:37 remaining, but the Seahawk defense clamped down the rest of the way for the victory.
Inside the Box Score
- LaPlaca(3g, 1a) andClemmer(2g, 2a) led the Seahawks with four points each.LaPlaca’sfour points on the afternoon was his best mark of the season.Wuesthofffollowed with three points off of one goal and two assists.
- Tommy Rinderled the Seahawks scooping up five ground balls, while also causing two turnovers.Cristian Quiroapaced the Seahawks with a team-best three caused turnovers. In goal,Ross Snodderlycollected six saves.
Up Next for the Seahawks
- Mar. 23 vs. Muhlenberg – 2:00 p.m. – Jamie L. Roberts Stadium