Delaware vs. Mount Saint Mary's
March 5, 2002
The Game Story:
NEWARK, DE -- Junior R.C. Reed (Boy's Latin/Timonium, MD) equalled a career-high with four goals and dished out two assists to lead the University of Delaware men's lacrosse team to a 15-6 non-league victory over Mt. St. Mary's Tuesday night at Rullo Stadium.

The Blue Hens (2-1) won their second straight game while Mt. St. Mary's (0-5) remained winless on the season as its offense continued to struggle, being held to six goals or less for the fifth straight game. The Blue Hens have now defeated the Mountaineers each of the five all-time meetings.

Reed matched his previous high of four goals scored against Hartford his freshman season in 2000 and posted a career-high six points as the Hens posted the easy win, outshooting Mt. St. Mary's 41-15. Delaware head coach Bob Shillinglaw celebrated his 50th birthday with his 188th win in his 24th year at Delaware.

A total of 10 different Delaware players scored at least one goal as sophomore Ryan Metzbower (St. Mary's/Severna Park, MD) netted three goals for his third straight hat trick. Chris Bickley (Abington/Jenkintown, PA) added a goal and an assist.

Mt. St. Mary's got two goals from Josh Warfield, both in the third quarter. Mt. St. Mary's opened the scoring on a goal by Sean Mahon just 86 seconds into the contest, but the Hens struck back quickly as Reed scored his first goal of the game only one minute and 18 seconds later. Junior Brad Downer scored for the Hens with 7:31 left to give the Hens the lead for good at 2-1.

The Blue Hens opened the lead to 5-2 early in the second quarter before Mt. St. Mary's countered with goals by Andrew Petcoff and Mark Cox to cut the margin to 5-3 with 3:52 left before the half. But the Hens countered again as Reed scored with 2:07 left in the half and Metzbower converted at the 1:16 mark and Delaware was never threatened again. Metzbower scored two more goals in the third quarter as the Hens used a 4-2 advantage in the quarter to take a comfortable 11-5 lead into the final stanza.

Delaware begins a tough three-game road stretch this Saturday as the Hens travel to the University of North Carolina and follow with successive road tests at the University of Maryland and Colonial Athletic Association foe Towson.