Seahawk Men's Lacrosse Takes on Dickinson in Season-Opener

Max Alderman '17
Max Alderman '17

For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · nmoran@smcm.edu

Brooklandville, Md. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland men's lacrosse team did not get the result they wanted in their 2017 season-opener Saturday afternoon. St. Mary's suffered a tough 21-5 setback at the hands of Dickinson College, who received votes in the USILA/Nike Preseason Coaches Poll. The game was played at St. Paul's School, which is second-year head coach Jason Childs' high school alma mater.

St. Mary's 5, Dickinson 21

How It Happened

  • Dickinson staked a 6-0 lead in the first quarter behind a hat trick from junior midfielder Dylan Maher (Ridgefield, Conn./Ridgefield).
  • St. Mary's finally got on the board in the second period as senior captain Brendan Steele (Severna Park, Md./Severna Park), junior attacker Dan Long (Mechanicsville, Md./St. Mary's Ryken), and sophomore midfielder Connor Benhoff (Baltimore, Md./Dulaney) all found the back of the net.
  • The Seahawks headed into halftime trailing Dickinson, 12-3.
  • The Red Devil defense shut out St. Mary's once again in the third while the Dickinson attack put up four unanswered goals for a 16-3 advantage through three quarters.
  • First-year attackman Shane Moore (Ocean City, Md./Stephen Decatur) broke up DC's 5-0 run with his first collegiate goal with 12:58 left in the game.
  • Sophomore midfielder Ray LaPlaca's (Owings, Md./Calverton) first goal of the season was bookended by a pair of Red Devil goals on either side.

For St. Mary's (0-1)

  • Sophomore midfielder Michael Bucci (Davidsonville, Md./Severn) led the Seahawks with eight face-off wins, including winning 5-of-9 in the second stanza, and four ground balls.

For Dickinson (1-0)

  • Scorers (G-A): Maher (6-0), Tucker Carney (2-1), Brodie Phillips (2-1), John Lockwood (0-3), Tyler Strods (2-0), Nick Goles (2-0), Corey Richards (2-0), Alex Hosker (2-0), Jack O'Connell (0-2), Alec Beauchemin (1-0), Nate Usich (1-0), Ben Levin (1-0), Tyler Llewellyn (0-1), Chase Phillips (0-1), Mike Cherry (0-1), John Patterson (0-1), Andrew Eckert (0-1)
  • Goalies: Andrew Jones (5 saves, 4 GA, 49:19); Michael Marinelli (0 saves, 1 GA, 10:41)

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • St. Mary's will look to get back on track on Wednesday, March 22 when the Seahawks travel to St. Davids, Pa., to take on Eastern University (0-1) in non-conference action at 4:00 p.m.

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