March 2, 2013

Seahawk Men's Lacrosse Rolls Past Drew

Madison, N.J. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland men's lacrosse team rebounded from last week's loss with a dominant 13-5 non-conference victory over the host Drew University Rangers Saturday afternoon. Senior Patrick Mull (Fallston, Md./Fallston) dished five assists while first-year Conor Jordan (Rockville, Md./Rockville) and sophomore Will Lerch (Lothian, Md./Calverton) each collected a hat trick in the win.

Mull finished the contest with a game-high six points as he picked up his first goal of the year while Jordan added an assist for his second multiple-point performance of the season and Lerch contributed his first hat trick of the season.

St. Mary's (2-1) owned the first quarter as the Seahawks ripped off five unanswered goals, including a goal and an assist from sophomore Nate Babcock (Baltimore, Md./Severn) and three Mull helpers. The Seahawks outshot Drew, 14-3, in the first 15 minutes and outhustled them 10-4 on ground balls.

The Rangers (1-1) notched five more shots than St. Mary's in the second quarter as both teams found the back of the net twice. Neither team scored for the first seven-and-half minutes of the period until Jordan fired off his second of the day off a Mull pass at 7:32.

Then Drew's Patrick Lamon (Severna Park, Md.) registered two goals to finally put his team on the scoreboard. The Seahawks went up five goals two seconds before sophomore Matt Tarrant (Mount Airy, Md./Urbana) put one in the net.

The Seahawks doubled up on Drew in the final two quarters as St. Mary's outscored the hosts 6-3 in the final 30 minutes to seal the 13-5 victory. Lerch tallied two goals while sophomore Tim Perugini (Stony Brook, N.Y./Ward Melville) chipped in a goal and two assists.

Senior Albert Mitchell (Shrewsbury, Mass./Saint John's) controlled face-off X with a 14-of-19 effort while fellow classmate Dalton Yohn (Westminster, Md./South Carroll) and Mitchell led the team in ground balls with seven and six pickups, respectively. Senior Justin Harty (Medford Lakes, N.J./Camden Catholic) collected five ground balls and two caused turnovers to anchor the defense.

First-year Joey Casey (Ellicott City, Md./Mount Saint Joseph) notched 14 saves and three ground balls in the win while Andrew Goldberg (Randolph, N.J.) and Kyle Mariboe (Hightstown, N.J.) split time in goal and combined for four saves for Drew.

Lamon finished as the Rangers' leading scorer with three goals and an assist while Steve Gentile (Franklin Lakes, N.J.) added a goal and an assist.

The Seahawks hope to continue their winning ways on Wednesday, March 6 when St. Mary's welcomes No. 13 Washington College to Seahawk Stadium for non-conference action at 3:00 pm.

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