April 19, 2014

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

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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