Marist vs. Mount Saint Mary's
May 8, 2005
The Game Story:
Poughkeepsie, N.Y. - Sophomore midfielder Keith Detelj scored five goals and was named Most Outstanding Player of the tournament as the fourth-seeded Marist men's lacrosse team (8-7) defeated second-seeded Mount St. Mary's 10-6 in the MAAC Championship today at Leonidoff Field. The Red Foxes win their first MAAC title and earn the school's first berth into the NCAA Tournament. Pairings will be announced between 9:30 and 10 p.m. tonight live on ESPNews.

Detelj got Marist on the scoreboard almost immediately with an unassisted goal just 1:20 into the game. Billy Jautze would tie it up for Mount St. Mary's 43 seconds later, however. Two Eric Seifert goals for the Mount sandwiched around a Detelj extra-man goal (assisted by junior midfielder Bill Duerr) gave the Mountaineers a 3-2 lead after one quarter.

Detelj struck again in the first two minutes of the second quarter, scoring off a pass from sophomore midfielder Mike McGuire to knot the game at three apiece. Jautze put Mount up 4-3 with an extra-man goal assisted by Jason Werner with 9:03 to play in the half, but Marist would roll from there with three unanswered goals to close out the half. Senior attackman Patrick Van Horne scored the first and the last goal with junior midfielder Tim Iuculano tallying the middle goal as the Red Foxes took a 6-4 lead into halftime.

Marist would seize control late in the third period as Van Horne scored his third goal off an assist from Iuculano with 5:17 to go and Detelj stunned the Mountaineers with a close-range shot with just nine seconds left in the period.

Jautze would score his third goal of the game to draw Mount St. Mary's within 8-5 with 12:35 remaining. Iuculano's second goal of the game 3:30 later restored the four-goal advantage and Detelj capped off an eight-goal weekend by putting home a pass from Iuculano with 2:46 to go. Dan Hatton scored for the Mount at the 1:50 mark for the final margin.

Junior goalie Stephen Gravino made 10 saves, nine of them coming in the second half, and was named to the All-Tournament Team. Detelj, Duerr and senior defender James Taylor joined him on the squad. Dan Whitehurst made eight saves for Mount St. Mary's, which had Jautze, Matt Warner, Pat Farrell and Harry Mendez named to the All-Tournament Team.

With two assists today, Duerr now has 40 career assists and 106 career points, moving into 10th place in the school record books in both categories.

The Red Foxes will learn their opponent in the first round of the NCAA Tournament tonight as the pairings are announced live on ESPNews.