|Emmitsburg, Md. - Bucknell (2-4) scored the only two goals
of the second half to hand the Mount St. Mary's (1-6/1-0)
men's lacrosse team a 5-3 defeat in front of a hardy crowd of
178 at Alumni Field in Emmitsburg, Md. Freshman midfielder
John Salvesen broke the three-all tie 24 seconds into the
fourth quarter with an extra man goal off a feed from junior
middie Andrew Copelan. Freshman attack Chris Cara followed
with his second goal of the game four minutes later for the
Bison's final margin of victory.
Bucknell scored three times in the opening quarter and took a
3-0 lead into the second quarter. Mount junior attackman Josh
Warfield (Forest Hill, Md./Fallston) got the Mount on the
board first with his 10th goal of the season off a short pass
from defenseman Sean Mahon (Medford, N.J./St. Joseph's
Prep) who had a length of the field clear before dumping the
ball off to the Warfield at the edge of the crease.
Senior midfielder Mark Cox (Parkton, Md./Hereford) scored
his eighth goal of the season with under two minutes left in the
half when he threw home a pass from sophomore Jay Duffy
while being thrown to the ground. The Mount picked up an
extra man opportunity on the play and converted with a goal
from freshman Billy Jautze (Setawket, N.Y./Ward Melville) with 57 second left in the
opening period. Both teams converted on one of six extra man opportunities for the game.
A defensive oriented contest, both goalkeepers stepped up and kept their teams in the game.
Mount senior keeper Tom Dryer (Annapolis, Md./Broadneck) registered 16 saves and
Bucknell's Justin Sussman had 14. The defending Patriot League champions dominated
possession of the ball winning 10-of-12 faceoffs and digging up 41 ground balls to the