Men’s Lacrosse Falls to Ursinus
Washington, D.C. – Marymount University’s men’s lacrosse team suffered another close defeat with a 5-3 loss to Ursinus on Saturday morning at Georgetown University. The Saints held their opponent to just five goals for the second-straight game but couldn’t find a way to match on the offensive side of the field.
Senior Chris Wascak led the Saints (0-3) with two goals while freshman Connor Kellogg added one. Senior Jeff Cook and senior Austin Griffie both logged assists in the loss.
Defensively, junior goalkeeper Ross Fernandez collected eight saves. Senior Christian Carpenter was credited with four caused turnovers while junior Mike Smith added three. Cook, senior Jake Farrow and freshman Willard Humphries all picked up four ground balls.
Ursinus (1-0) jumped on the board first with a goal at the 6:41 mark in the opening quarter. Marymount would respond in the second as Wascak took a crisp inlet pass from Cook from across the box and found the back of the net with six minutes to play in the half.
Coming out of the break tied at 1-1, the Saints took their first lead of the game as Wascak collected a pass from Phillips at the top of the box at the 9:11 mark and fired the shot home for a 2-1 lead. Ursinus would respond four minutes later as Jeff Ocampo recorded his second goal with a little help from an awkward bounce that skipped past Fernandez.
Knotted up at 2-2 going into the final stanza, the Bears scored almost immediately as long stick midfielder Ernie Constantine picked up a ground ball off the opening faceoff and launched a shot on goal that put UC up 3-2. The Saints responded in full on the next possession as Kellogg streaked through the Ursinus defense to notch a head-on goal against Bears keeper Josh Baker.
With as many goals being scored in the fourth period as there were in the first three combined, Ocampo hit what would end up being the game-winner with 12:24 to play before Ursinus added a cushion goal two minutes later.
Ocampo notched a hat trick for the Bears with three goals. Brian Weil and Constantine both added goals as well.
Marymount returns to action on Saturday, March 5, at Hampden-Sydney.