SUFFOLK, Va. – Five Seahawks each scored two goals as the St. Mary’s College of Maryland men’s lacrosse team opened the 2022 campaign with a convincing win Saturday afternoon. St. Mary’s College (1-0) posted a 15-5 non-conference victory over Guilford College (0-1) down at Nansemond Suffolk Academy.

How It Happened

  • Senior captain Abe Hubbard (Owings, Md./Northern) put the Seahawks on the board first with back-to-back goals in a three-minute span.
  • Gabe Alvarez tallied a man-up goal at 8:23 to cut the deficit in half before sophomore defenseman Ethan Little (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright) and junior midfielder PJ Fenchak (Lutherville, Md./Towson) each found the back of the net in the final four minutes to send St. Mary’s College into the second period with a 4-1 advantage.
  • The Seahawks added another four goals over the last 10 minutes of the second quarter to head into halftime with an 8-1 lead. Senior Jack Brocato (Baltimore, Md./St. Paul’s) scored twice in the 4-0 run while first-year Keegan Preis (Upper Falls, Md./Loyola Blakefield) chipped in a goal and an assist.
  • Guilford closed the gap to 9-3 at the start of the third frame, sandwiching a goal from junior midfielder Reece Small (Lineboro, Md./Manchester Valley) with tallies from Joseph Hirvonen and Justin Barry.
  • Senior midfielder Noah Kellner (Lutherville, Md./Archbishop Curley) made it a seven-goal Seahawk advantage with an unassisted goal with nine seconds to go in the third.
  • Fenchak and Kellner struck again a minute apart to stretch the lead to 12-3 at 12:04 in the fourth stanza before the Quakers’ Dimaggio Wilson notched his first goal of the season just 21 seconds later.
  • St. Mary’s College tallied three straight, including Small’s second of the day, to go up 15-4 with 2:29 remaining.
  • Kyle Smaw picked up Guilford’s final goal with 31 ticks on the clock.
Jack Brocato vs. Hampden-Sydney (3.31.21) Credit: Bill Wood / St. Mary's College of Maryland

Inside the Box Score

  • The Seahawks outshot Guilford, 52-31, and outhustled the Quakers, 39-30, on ground balls.
  • St. Mary’s College controlled time of possession by winning 15 of 22 face-offs.
  • Neither side had much luck with extra-man opportunities as both went 1-for-7.

Player Highlights

  • Hubbard and Brocato paced the Seahawks with four points each on two goals and two assists apiece.
  • Junior Walker Krizman (Damascus, Md./Damascus) aided SMCM’s offensive punch with three helpers.
  • Senior midfielder Sam Jaudon (Catonsville, Md./Catonsville) dominated at the X, winning 11-of-13 face-offs and scooping up seven ground balls.
  • Senior captain Kyrle Preis (Upper Falls, Md./Loyola Blakefield) made seven stops and allowed just two goals in 34:26 before junior Ben Robertson (Davidsonville, Md./South River) picked up five saves and a loose ball in the final 25:34.
  • Guilford had five players score while Ryan Reed came up with 12 saves in the season-opening loss.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Feb. 19 at Elizabethtown (0-0) – Elizabethtown, Pa. / Wolf Field – 12:00 p.m.

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