LYNCHBURG, Va. – The St. Mary’s College of Maryland men’s lacrosse team saw their five-game win streak halted Saturday afternoon down in Virginia. St. Mary’s College (5-1) suffered a 20-9 setback at the hands of the host Lynchburg University Hornets (4-1), who rank seventh in the latest United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Coaches Association Division III Coaches Poll.
How It Happened
- After Lynchburg netted the first goal of the game, the Seahawks staked a 2-1 lead with 12:49 left in the first quarter behind goals from first-year midfielder Aiden Doyle (Arnold, Md./Broadneck) and junior midfielder Cal Wilcox (Fallston, Md./Fallston).
- The Hornets then rattled off five straight over the next 10 minutes to reclaim the lead and take a 6-2 advantage into the second period.
- To start the second frame, senior attackman Jude Brown (Bel Air, Md./John Carroll) sparked a 4-2 run for St. Mary’s College with two goals and an assist as the visitors pulled within 8-6 with six minutes remaining in the first half.
- Lynchburg responded by scoring the final three goals, including one with four seconds on the clock, of the half to head into halftime with an 11-6 margin.
- Senior midfielder Noah Kellner (Lutherville, Md./Curley) notched the first tally of the third before the Hornets tallied the next four to stretch their lead to 15-7 with one quarter to go.
- Senior Jack Brocato (Baltimore, Md./St. Paul’s) and sophomore attackman Johnny McGrain (Timonium, Md./Dulaney) scored the first and last goal, respectively, of the fourth to sandwich five straight Lynchburg goals.
Inside the Box Score
- Lynchburg finished with a 55-32 shot advantage as well as a 54-38 margin in ground balls.
- The Hornets won 20 of 32 face-offs as Michael Kraus went 17-of-26 with a game-best nine ground balls.
- St. Mary’s College was 2-for-4 in extra-man opportunities.
- The Seahawks committed 23 turnovers to Lynchburg’s 16.
- Brown paced St. Mary’s College in its first loss of the season with two goals and a season-best four assists while adding three ground balls and one caused turnover.
- Doyle and Kellner each contributed two goals and an assist while Doyle also scooped up a season-high four ground balls.
- Senior midfielder Samuel Jaudon (Catonsville, Md./Catonsville) led the Seahawks with six ground balls as Jaudon went 7-of-18 at the X while senior long-stick midfielder Jacob Hendricks (Chesapeake Beach, Md./Calverton) caused a career-best two turnovers.
- Senior captain Kyrle Preis (Upper Falls, Md./Loyola Blakefield) registered a season-best 14 saves.
- Ryan Kenney led the Hornets in their fourth win of the season with nine goals while Kyle Lewis chipped in three goals and six assists.
Up Next for the Seahawks
- Mar. 16 vs. Randolph-Macon (4-2) – St. Mary’s City, Md./Jamie L. Roberts Stadium – 7:00 p.m.
- Mar. 19 vs. Washington College (0-3) – St. Mary’s City, Md./Jamie L. Roberts Stadium – 1:00 p.m.