Mount Saint Mary's vs. Providence
March 13, 2004
The Game Story:
Providence rallied past Mount St. Mary's for a 13-11 victory in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference men's lacrosse action at Alumni Field in Emmitsburg, Md., on Saturday afternoon. The Friars scored four of the final five goals of the game for the win. Mount St. Mary's falls to 0-3, 0-1 MAAC while Providence is 1-3, 1-0.

The Mount jumped on top of the back-and-forth affair on a Joe Bello (Westerville, Ohio/St. Charles Prep) goal 1:37 into the game. Bello added his second goal of the game with 2:16 left in the first quarter to give the Mount a 2-1 lead.

In a high scoring second quarter, the Mount tallied five goals compared to four by the Friars to take a 7-5 lead at the half. Matt Warner's (Corning, N.Y./Corning East) fourth goal of the season with 17 seconds left in the quarter gave the Mount the two-goal cushion at the intermission.

Providence came out strong in the third quarter, scoring four of the first five goals to take a 9-8 lead. Mark Bundra started the rally with his fourth and fifth goals of the season. After Bello notched his third of the game on a rebound, Kevin Kornobis scored with a man-down for the Friars to tie the game, 8-8. Mark Dillon then converted a Bundra feed to give Providence its first lead of the game, 9-8. Jason Werner (Severna Park, Md./Severn) answered for the Mount, notching his fourth goal of the year to tie the game, 9-9, heading into the last quarter.

Werner struck again on a Jay Duffy (Bel Air, Md./John Carroll) feed to a 10-9 Mount lead, but Dillon evened the score at 10-10. Providence's Dan Giuntini then took over, scoring the final three Providence goals to push his team to the victory. His game-winning goal with 7:13 left came off a Jonathan Hollister pass. Giuntini then added an insurance goal with 5:26 remaining in the game.

Giuntini paced the Friars with five goals while Bundra finished with three goals and an assist. Kornobis and Dillon each had two scores in the victory. Duffy led the Mount with two goals and three assists for five points. Warner added two goals and two assists while Werner tallied two goals and an assist. Bello finished with a team-high three goals for the Mount.

Mount St. Mary's outshot the Friars, 34-28, in the game, but Providence goalkeeper Andrew McMinn came up with 14 saves. Mount goalkeeper Dan Whitehurst (Woodstock, Md./Centennial) made 10 saves in the loss.

With the loss, the Mount is now 54-10 all-time in MAAC regular season games, and 30-5 at home vs. MAAC opponents.

The Mount returns to action with a MAAC matchup with Manhattan at home on Wed., Mar. 17, at 3:00 p.m.