Mount Saint Mary's vs. Manhattan
March 25, 2006
The Game Story:
Mount St. Mary's defeated Manhattan, 10-3, in men's lacrosse action at Alumni Field on campus on Saturday afternoon. Matt Warner scored three goals to lead the Mount (1-5, 1-1 MAAC) to its first win of the season. Junior goalkeeper Joe Zolezzi made 18 saves in the victory.

Mount St. Mary's jumped to a 3-0 lead in the first quarter and never looked back en route to the win. Senior defender Sean O'Beirne opened the scoring when he converted a Peter Kerwin pass for his first goal of the season 3:28 into the game. Warner and Benjamin Mundorf added goals in the quarter as the Mount led 3-0 after one period of play.

Manhattan's Mark Labelle scored on an extra-man opportunity, but the Mount answered with three straight goals for a 6-1 lead. Warner scored a pair of goals around Joseph Derwent's first goal of the season in the stretch for the Mount. Manhattan's Jeremy Marrano cut the Mount lead to 6-2 at the half.

The Mount took control by scoring the first three goals in the second half. Jason Werner started the scoring with a man-up goal 2:04 into the third quarter. Mundorf added his second goal of the game on a pass from Warner and O'Beirne scored his second of the day to make it 9-2 with 13:49 left in the game.

Zolezzi was solid in the cage for the Mount, allowing just three goals while making 18 saves. Manhattan's Justin Henry made nine saves in the loss.

Warner led the Mount with three goals and an assist while Derwent, Mundorf and O'Beirne each had two scores in the victory. Kerwin had a team-high seven ground balls while O'Beirne added four ground balls for the Mount.

Mount St. Mary's outshot the Jaspers, 39-31, in the game and held a 30-29 edge in ground balls.