Mount Saint Mary's vs. Georgetown
March 31, 2009
The Game Story:

Emmitsburg, Md. (March 31, 2009)--Georgetown scored six goals in the third quarter to earn a 12-4 win over Mount St. Mary's in men's lacrosse action at Waldron Family Stadium on campus. Goalkeeper T.C. DiBartolo (Bowie, Md./Archbishop Spalding) made 10 saves in the loss for the Mount.

Trailing 5-2 at the half, the Mount saw Georgetown (4-5) outscore the Mountaineers 6-1 in the decisive third quarter. Ricky Mirabito's goal started a Georgetown run of five goals in a span of 5:59 to break the game open. Andrew Brancaccio completed a hat trick, Dan D'Agnes scored twice, and Dan Hostetler finished the run for the Hoyas.

The Mount's Cody Lehrer (Baltimore, Md./Dulaney) stopped the streak with an extra-man goal before Georgetown's Craig Dowd beat the third-quarter buzzer to make the score 10-3.

After a Georgetown goal midway through the fourth quarter, the Mount's Mark Stapor (Herndon, Va./Bishop O'Connell) converted a nice pass from Doug Freidman (Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J./Northern Highlands) to make the score 12-4. It was Freidman's first assist of the season.

Georgetown opened the scoring early with a pair of goals in the first 2:10 of the game. The Mount weathered the early outburst and cut the deficit in half on a Mike Adkins (Wilmington, Del./Salesianum) goal at the 8:36 mark. D'Agnes scored with 1:10 left in the quarter to make the score 3-1.

Brancaccio and Adam Donahue recorded back-to-back goals to take a 5-1 lead before freshman Kyle Yates (Solomons, Md./St. Mary's Ryken) scored his first collegiate goal for the Mount to cut the deficit to 5-2 at the half.

Georgetown outshot the Mount 38-19 in the game and held a 39-29 advantage in ground balls. Brancaccio led the Hoyas with three goals while Shannon and Donahue added a goal and an assist each.

Stapor led the Mount offense with a goal and an assist in the contest. Face-off man Ben Trapp (Timonium, Md./Dulaney) went 10-9 on face-offs and picked up a game-high nine ground balls in the game. Defensemen Brendan Flanagan (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) and Russell Moncure (Alexandria, Va./T.C. Williams) each had six ground balls in the loss.

Goalkeeper DiBartolo made 10 saves in 41:02 of action for the Mount while back-up keeper A.J. Schauffler (Bernardsville, N.J./Bernardsville) made three saves in 18:12 for the Mount. Jack Davis made three saves in 50:38 for the Hoyas.

The Mount returns to action on Saturday with a 1:00 p.m. game at defending Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference champion Canisius.