Men’s Lacrosse Strives for Championship

The No. 20 St. Mary’s Men’s Lacrosse team currently stands at 5-8, and looks forward to improving their standings as the CAC championships draw closer.

In their game last Thursday, April 14, the Seahawks defeated Hood College, securing the fifth seed in the upcoming 2011 Capital Athletic Conference Men’s Lacrosse Championship Tournament.

The season began turbulently with two consecutive losses to Roanoke College (7-20) and Dickinson College (7-15).

St. Mary’s Seahawk’s first win of the season was against McDaniel College (12-6).

After three more losses early in the season, the lacrosse team began their comeback with another recovery win against Frostburg University (13-8).

The April 14 game opened with a goal by first-year Gordy Long, and a quick answering goal by Hood.

From then on, The Seahawks continued to score on Hood well into the end of the third quarter with St. Mary’s 13 – 2.

The Seahawk offense was led by senior attackman Dennis Rosson with four goals and two assists along with junior attackman J.P. Lennon, who continued his multiple-goal streak with three points.

The defense restrained Hood, who only managed to make three points in the first half, out of a total of 16 for the game, along with 31 turnovers, many of which were forced by the Seahawks.

Notably, both senior attackman Chris Becraft and Rosson made two goals in the second quarter. St. Mary’s then posted consecutive 3-1 runs in the third and fourth quarters for the 16-3 final.

The Seahawks ended the game with 42 shots and six ground-balls.

The Seahawks aim to keep the winning streak going as in the coming championship games.

The first round of the CAC Tournament will be Sunday, April 17 at 2:00 p.m. against York College.


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