Mount Saint Mary's vs. Siena
April 20, 2002
The Game Story:
Emmitsburg, Md. - In a strange twist of fate, the Mount St. Mary's (4-9/4-1) men's lacrosse team may have created history with an 18-0 blanking of Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference foe, Siena (1-9/0-4) on Saturday afternoon in Alumni Field in Emmitsburg, Md. Ten different Mountaineers scored goals with senior Matt Radebaugh (Parkton, Md./Calvert Hall), junior Josh Warfield (Forest Hill, Md./Fallston) and freshman Billy Jautze (Setawket, N.Y./Ward Melville) all registering hat tricks.

The shutout was the first in Mount head coach Tom Gravante's coaching career and may put him in the NCAA record books to be at both ends of an 18-0 shutout in the same season. In the Mount's third game of the season the Mountaineers travelled to College Park where they lost to Maryland by the same score, 18-0.

The Mount began the day with senior Phil Rossetti (Baltimore, Md./Perry Hall) scoring his first goal of the season five minutes into the first quarter. Jautze would follow two minutes later for his first of three and defenseman Jaysen Stewart (Annandale, Va./Bishop O'Connell) less than a minute after that on a clear that he took right to the cage.

The Mount took advantage of extra man opportunities scoring five times in 10 attempts. Jautze scored the first EMO goal with 7:07 left in the second quarter off a pretty pass from senior Mark Cox (Parkton, Md./Hereford). Warfield and junior Kevin Merlini (Wyncote, Pa./La Salle) would follow with two more goals to give the Mount an 8-0 lead going into the half.

The second half was more Mount offense as the Mountaineers dominated the time of possession. The Mount won 17 of 21 faceoffs and earned 54 ground balls to the Saints 27. Mount senior keeper Tom Dryer (Annapolis, Md./Broadneck) posted only four saves on the day after Siena could only muster four shots in the first half. Junior goalie Dave Lambour (Silver Spring, Md./Wheaton) played the second half and was tested a little more often and registered eight saves on the day in his first appearance this season in the cage.

The Mount wraps up the home part of the schedule tomorrow afternoon against MAAC foe, Canisius. The Griffins are 2-3 in the conference and still looking to earn a berth in the MAAC Tournament which begins May 4 at Marist. Game time Sunday is 2 p.m.