Mount Saint Mary's vs. Delaware
March 9, 2005
The Game Story:
The Mount St. Mary's men's lacrosse team opened the 2005 season with a 15-7 loss to Delaware on Wednesday afternoon. The game was played at Boys' Latin High School in Baltimore, Md. Delaware (3-2) scored four straight goals in the third quarter to break the game open.

Things started well for the Mount as senior Billy Jautze scored 55 seconds into the game for a 1-0 Mount St. Mary's lead. The Blue Hens answered with four consecutive goals to take a 4-1 lead into the second quarter. Andy Hipple scored the first of his three goals in the game to even the score at 1-1 just 1:38 into the game. Vincent Giordano, Jordan Hall and Hipple rounded out the scoring in the quarter.

The teams traded goals in the second quarter with Delaware taking a 7-4 advantage at the half Dan Hatton, Eric Seifert and Jautze scored for the Mount while Joe Trentzsch, Dan Deckelbaum and Hall scored for Delaware.

After the Mount's Jason Werner cut the Delaware lead to 7-5 in the third quarter, Delaware rattled off four straight tallies to take command of the game. Hall scored twice during the decisive flurry.

Hall led the Delaware offense with four goals and two assists while Cam Howard dished out a game-high five assists. Hipple finished with three goals and an assist while Dave Powers, Giordano and Deckelbaum each had two scores in the win.

Jautze paced the Mount with two goals and an assist with Tilghman Herring adding two goals in the loss. Seifert had a goal and an assist while Hatton and Werner had a goal apiece.

Delaware outshot the Mount, 42-23, in the game and held a 38-to-25 advantage in ground balls. Alex Smith won 18-of-26 face-offs in the game for Delaware while scooping up a game-hgih 11 ground balls. Chris Collins made nine saves for the Blue Hens while Dan Whitehurst made five stops for the Mount.

Mount St. Mary's returns to action next Tuesday, March 15, at Virginia at 7:00 p.m