For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Mary's City, Md. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland men's lacrosse team tallied five goals in each of the second and third quarters to snap their three-game skid Saturday afternoon. St. Mary's (2-3) notched a convincing 14-2 non-conference victory over Randolph College (0-3) in its home-opener.
How It Happened
- The Seahawks scored the game's first 14 goals. Sophomore midfielder Erich Wuesthoff (Newbury Park, Calif./Newbury Park) and junior attackman Connor Benhoff (Baltimore, Md./Dulaney) opened up the scoring to give the home team a 2-0 lead in the first period.
- Redshirt junior attackman Steve Jones (Cockeysville, Md./Loyola Blakefield) registered his first hat trick of the season in a 5-0 run to send St. Mary's into halftime with a 7-0 advantage.
- The Seahawks added five more unanswered scores after the break as junior attackman Max Groen (New Haven, Conn./Choate Rosemary) tallied two and senior midfielder Connor Quinn (Lusby, Md./Calverton) dished a career-best two assists for the fourth time in his career.
- Quinn and junior midfielder Marshall Rhodes (Potomac, Md./Churchill) picked up the team's last two goals in the fourth quarter within a minute of each other.
- A stingy St. Mary's defense held Randolph scoreless for almost 51 minutes until Kadri Hearns finally broke through at 9:03 with his fourth of the season. Josh Yeast doubled up the WildCats score with his second tally of the year with less than 40 seconds to go.
Inside the Box Score
- Jones paced the Seahawks in scoring with his seventh career hat trick while Quinn matched his career-highs in points with three and assists with two.
- Junior midfielder Ray LaPlaca (Owings, Md./Calverton) equaled is career-best of two helpers to aid in the offensive effort while junior midfielder Michael Bucci (Davidsonville, Md./Severn) went 12-of-20 for a season-high of 12 face-off wins and scooped up a season-best seven loose balls.
- Senior captain Conner Campbell (Berwyn, Pa./Conestoga) once again paced the defense with three caused turnovers and three ground balls. In goal, junior Ross Snodderly (Reisterstown, Md./Franklin) needed just one save in 51:21 for his second career win.
- Two different WildCats found the back of the net. Matt Lindenbaum made 16 stops in 49:18 minutes of action but committed four of the team's 22 turnovers.
- Shots: St. Mary's 49, Randolph 13
- Ground Balls: St. Mary's 33, Randolph 15
- Face-Off Wins: St. Mary's 12, Randolph 8
- Extra-Man Opportunities: St. Mary's 2-5, Randolph 0-1
- Saves: St. Mary's 2, Randolph 20
- Caused Turnovers: St. Mary's 8, Randolph 3
- Turnovers: St. Mary's 9, Randolph 22
- Penalties: St. Mary's 1 for 1:00, Randolph 6 for 4:30
Up Next for the Seahawks
- Mar. 7 vs. Randolph-Macon College (2-3) – Seahawk Stadium – 3:00 p.m.
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