VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The St. Mary’s College of Maryland men’s lacrosse team (1-0) traveled to Virginia Wesleyan University to take on the Marlins (0-1) in their 2021 season opener on Monday (Mar. 1) evening. The Seahawks trounced the Marlins and ran away with a 19-2 victory.
St. Mary’s College – 19, Virginia Wesleyan – 2
How It Happened
- The Seahawks found the back of the net in under two minutes when Abe Hubbard recorded an unassisted score. From there, the Seahawks would never relinquish the lead. Virginia Wesleyan responded at the 10:12 mark with a goal of their own to tie the game, 1-1. Next, St. Mary’s College took control of the game with four-straight scores to end the opening stanza. Dominic Venanzi, Jack Brocato, Cameron Linger, and Hubbard scored during the run to extend the Seahawk lead to 5-1.
- St. Mary’s College rode their first quarter momentum into the second with a six-goal run. On the other end of the field, the Seahawk defense clamped down on the Marlins and held them scoreless for the entire second frame. Venanzi (2), Hubbard, Ben Claffee, Jeremiah Clemmer, and Luke McWright beat the opposing goalkeeper for scores in the quarter.
- Jude Brown opened up the scoring in the third quarter with a goal at the 12:42 mark. The Marlins followed up the Seahawk goal with their final score of the game to bring the score to 12-2 in favor of the Seahawks. Two goals from Jack Gillogly and another from Hubbard wrapped up the third stanza with St. Mary’s College holding a 15-2 advantage.
- The Seahawk defense once again shut out the Marlins in a quarter by holding Virginia Wesleyan scoreless in the fourth. St. Mary’s College took advantage of their extra man opportunities in the final frame with three man-up goals. Hubbard, Clemmer, and Brett Weiner fired shots into the back of the cage during the man-up opportunities. In addition, Cal Wilcox tallied a goal while both squads were at even strength.
Inside the Box Score
- Hubbard and Venanzi recorded hat tricks in the contest. Hubbard led the Seahawks offensively with five goals and two assists. Clemmer followed with two goals and three assists, while Venanzi notched three goals and one assist.
- Brocato hustled for a team-high four ground balls, while Antonio Mastromanolis, Mitch Boudreau, and Ethan Little tallied three ground balls each. Defensively, Little led the Seahawks with two caused turnovers. DJ Walker, Kyrle Preis, and Ben Robertson all shared time in goal this evening. Walker led the Seahawks with six saves, while Pries collected four and Robertson recorded one. Walker earned the win in cage.
- As a team, the Seahawks finished three-of-seven on extra-man opportunities and held the Marlins scoreless on their two extra-man opportunities.
Up Next for the Seahawks
- Mar. 7 at Lynchburg | 1 PM | Shellenberger Field