St. Mary's Men's Lacrosse Gains No. 5 Seed

Stew D'Ambrogi

Frostburg, Md. The St. Mary's College of Maryland men's lacrosse team will be the fifth seed in the 2014 Capital Athletic Conference Men's Lacrosse Championship Tournament following their 17-10 loss to Frostburg State University Saturday afternoon.

The Seahawks (7-9, 3-4 CAC), the defending CAC champions, will travel back to western Maryland on Wednesday, April 23rd as Frostburg State picked up the No. 4 seed with today's victory. Game time has not been determined yet.

Senior attackman Ben Love (Owings Mills, Md./McDonogh) paced St. Mary's in its regular-season finale with two goals and an assist while junior attackman Eric Simon (North Potomac, Md./Quince Orchard) also found the back of the net twice.

Frostburg (12-4, 4-3 CAC) outscored the Seahawks, 4-2, in the first period, owning a 4-1 lead at 5:51 before sophomore attackman Conor Jordan (Rockville, Md./Rockville) closed the gap to two at 4:33.

In the second quarter, the Seahawks edged FSU by a 3-2 margin as Love scored twice in a 3-0 run to end the half. First-year attackman Patrick Regan (Wilmington, N.C./Cape Fear Academy) assisted on both of Love's goals as St. Mary's headed into halftime down 6-5.

Sophomore attackman Spenser Love (Westminster, Md.) led the Bobcats and all scorers with a season-best five goals while junior midfielders Greg Bourne (Chestertown, Md.) and Chris Rios (Katonah, N.Y.) each tallied two.

Simon kept St. Mary's within 7-6 with his 12th goal of the season at 5:31 of the third stanza before Frostburg State reeled off three straight to take a 10-6 lead into the fourth and final period. Senior attackman Stew D'Ambrogi (Severna Park, Md./Severn) notched the first of 11 goals to be scored in the fourth and cut the lead to three at 12:44. FSU netted seven of the next 10 scores for the win.

Frostburg outshot the Seahawks, 46-31; posted a 48-31 margin in ground balls; and won 26-of-31 face-offs as senior Billy Lark (Huntingtown, Md.) went 22-of-25 at the X with a game-best eight ground balls.

Senior Zack Blewett (Darnestown, Md./Heights) came up with 13 saves and a team-best four ground balls in 49 minutes while sophomore Joey Casey (Ellicott City, Md./Mount Saint Joseph) picked up three stops and one loose ball pickup in relief. The Bobcat goalies combined for seven saves.

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