Mount Saint Mary's vs. Providence
March 19, 2005
The Game Story:
Matt Warner scored four goals to lead the Mount St. Mary's men's lacrosse team past Providence, 10-6, at Alumni Field in Emmitsburg, Md., on Saturday afternoon. The Mount improves to 1-2 overall and 1-0 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference while Providence, the defending MAAC champion, falls to 1-4, 0-1.

The win was the first career win for interim head coach Nick DeFelice, who is at the helm of the Mount men's lacrosse program while head coach Tom Gravante is on a temporary leave due to health reasons.

The Mount got off to a great start, taking a 4-1 lead just over 11 minutes into the game. Senior midfielder Billy Jautze started the scoring 44 seconds into the game, converting an Eric Seifert feed for a 1-0 Mount lead. Warner scored his first of the game 50 seconds later before Providence's Sean Kirwan put the Friars on the board. Jason Werner and Warner scored back-to-back tallies, giving the Mount a 4-1 lead heading into the second quarter.

The Friars fought back, scoring all three goals in the second quarter to tie the game, 4-4, at the half. Devin McBride, Tom Kelly and Mark Bundra each had unassisted scores for the Friars.

The game remained deadlocked at 4-4 for the first 10:51 of the third quarter, but the Mount exploded for five goals in a span of 3:54 to take control of the game. Werner's fifth goal of the season started the run with 4:09 left in the quarter. Jautze scored 27 seconds later for a two-goal Mount lead. Seifert then buried a shot on a nice pass from Jautze for a 7-4 advantage. Warner and Dan Hatton rounded out the scoring in the quarter.

Providence cut the deficit to 9-6 with 2:42 left on a Dan Giuntini score, but Warner put the game away with his fourth goal of the day on an assist from Tilghman Herring with 2:21 remaining.

Warner finished with four goals while Werner and Jautze each had two goals and an assist. Seifert finished with a goal and a helper for the Mount. Providence had six different players score in the contest.

Mount goalkeeper Dan Whitehurst made 10 saves while Providence keeper Andrew McMinn made 12 saves in the loss.

Junior Kyle Daddio won 12-of-18 face-offs for the Mount had had a game-high eight ground balls. Providence held a 34-32 advantage in shots while the Mount held a 29-16 edge in ground balls.

Mount St. Mary's returns to action on Wed., March 23, when Robert Morris visits Alumni Field for a 2:00 p.m. game.