ARLINGTON, Va. – Senior attackman Jude Brown (Bel Air, Md./John Carroll) put up a career-high six tallies Wednesday afternoon as the St. Mary’s College of Maryland men’s lacrosse team rallied from four down for their fourth consecutive win. St. Mary’s College (4-0) posted a come-from-behind 18-13 triumph over the host Marymount (Va.) University Saints (1-2).
How It Happened
- Sophomore attackman Johnny McGrain (Timonium, Md./Dulaney) landed the Seahawks on the scoreboard first with an unassisted goal at 13:04 before Marymount responded by scoring seven of the next nine goals to stake a 7-3 advantage at the end of the first quarter.
- It was all Seahawks in the second period as Brown found the back of the net four times to return the lead to St. Mary’s College, 10-7, with 2:22 to go in the first half. Senior long-stick midfielder Jacob Hendricks (Chesapeake Beach, Md./Calverton) and sophomore defenseman Ethan Little (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright) capped off the 9-0 run to send the visitors into halftime with a 12-7 lead.
- Marymount outscored the Seahawks, 3-2, in the third frame to trim the deficit to 14-10 before heading into the final quarter.
- St. Mary’s College edged the hosts, 4-3, in the fourth period as the Seahawks notched four of the final six goals. First-year midfielder Quinnten Hatfield (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright) tallied a goal and an assist to lead SMCM in the fourth.
Inside the Box Score
- The Seahawks outshot Marymount, 66-32, on their way to a season-best 18 goals while St. Mary’s College claimed the ground ball battle, 40-33, as Little picked up a game-high six ground balls.
- Junior midfielder Mitch Boudreau (Catonsville, Md./Catonsville) won 11-of-21 face-offs and senior midfielder Samuel Jaudon (Catonsville, Md./Catonsville) went 5-of-8 to help the Seahawks edge the hosts in face-off wins, 17-16.
- Both sides scored two man-up goals.
- Brown finished the afternoon with his 13th career hat trick, notching a season-best seven points on a career-high six goals and an assist. He also added a career-best three caused turnovers and three ground balls.
- First-year midfielder Aiden Doyle (Arnold, Md./Broadneck) recorded his first career hat trick with four goals plus an assist for five points while McGrain chipped in two goals and two assists.
- Little, who paced the defense with career-bests of six ground balls and three caused turnovers, also contributed his first career hat trick with three goals.
- Senior captain Kyrle Preis (Upper Falls, Md./Loyola Blakefield) came away with eight saves.
- Charlie Wittich led the Saints in their second loss of the season with three goals and two assists while Brandon Hall registered 18 stops.
Up Next for the Seahawks
- Mar. 5 vs. Shenandoah (4-1) – St. Mary’s City, Md. / JLR Stadium – 1:00 p.m