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ST. MARY’S CITY, Md. – The St. Mary’s College of Maryland men’s lacrosse team (5-1) hosted the visiting Eastern University Eagles (2-4) on Saturday (Mar. 7) afternoon in non-conference play. The Seahawks defeated the Eagles 15-8 to improve to 5-1 on the season.
St. Mary’s College – 15, Eastern – 8
How It Happened
- The Seahawks and Eagles played a competitive first quarter and answered each other’s scores to play to a 4-4 tie. Jack Brocato and Jude Brown put the Seahawks up 2-0 just three minutes into the game. Eastern answered with a goal of their own, but SMCM’s Abe Hubbard responded two minutes later to extend the Seahawk lead to 3-1. Next, the Eagles grabbed their first lead of the contest with three-straight goals to pull ahead 4-3 at the 3:30 mark. St. Mary’s College finished the opening stanza strong when Brocato found the back of the cage to even the game at four.
- Eastern kept their momentum to begin the second quarter by outscoring the Seahawks 2-1 to retake the lead 6-5 at the 7:37 mark. However, the Seahawks took control of the game with three unanswered goals to end the half. Brown began the run with a goal, and Ben Claffee and Brocato capped off the scoring streak with scores on extra-man-opportunities. The Seahawks headed into halftime leading the Eagles 8-6.
- The Eagles trimmed the Seahawk lead to 9-8 with 2:23 remaining in the third quarter. From there, the Seahawks dominated the game by netting six unanswered goals for the victory. The Seahawk defense clamped down on the Eagle offense to hold Eastern scoreless for the remainder of the game. Claffee, Jeremiah Clemmer (2), Dominic Venanzi, Hubbard, and Brocato notched goals for the impressive run to seal the Seahawk victory.
How It Happened
- Brown (2g, 3a) and Brocato (4g, 1a) led the Seahawks offensively with five points each. Brown extended his season total in points to 32, which leads the Seahawks. In addition, Clemmer made his mark on the offensive end with four goals.
- Anthony Sparacino led the Seahawk defense with two caused turnovers, while Luke McWright collected a team-best eight ground balls. In goal, Kyrle Preis collected seven saves and earned his fifth victory.
- Nicholas Fanelli led the Eagles with four goals.
Up Next for the Seahawks
- Mar. 11 vs. Randolph-Macon | 7:00 p.m. | Jamie L. Roberts Stadium