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Men’s Lacrosse Falls in Halted Game to SMC

Monday, April 04, 2011
St. Mary’s City, Md. – Twelve days and a venue change later, Marymount University’s men’s lacrosse team fell 12-9 at St. Mary’s (Md.) in a game that was previously started as a home game but halted because of lightning. The Saints trailed by seven goals going into the final quarter but couldn’t complete the comeback attempt.

The loss is the sixth of the season for the Saints (2-10, 0-4 CAC) by three goals or less.

Chris Wascak led MU with three goals while Drew Phillips added a pair. Tom Anderson, Jeff Cook, Mike Quick and Jack Burke each added lone goals as well.

Marymount trailed by as many as eight goals with just under five minutes to play in the third quarter. Battling back, the Saints scored six of the next seven goals the rest of the game before finally running out of time.

Six different Saints scored in the MU comeback attempt, kicked off by Cook’s goal with 1:28 to go in the third. Marymount outscored the Seahawks 5-1 in the third, including three goals in the final two minutes of play.

Defensively, Ross Fernandez collected 12 saves in goal in the loss. Cook led the Saints with five ground balls while Andrew Gaston added four and Fernandez had three. Christian Carpenter caused two turnovers for the MU backline.

In the faceoff X, Marymount held the advantage over SMC as Vince Lodato won 14 of 25 showdowns.

JP Lennon led the Seahawks with six goals. Stu Wheeler and Pat Simpson combined for 12 saves in the win.

Marymount returns to action on Wednesday at Wesley. The game is the third in seven days for the Saints.