Mount Saint Mary's vs. Saint Joseph's
April 19, 2003
The Game Story:
April 19, 2003-- Emmitsburg, Md. -The Mount St. Mary's men's lacrosse team rolled past St. Joseph's, 17-7, to move into first place in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference in a showdown between the top two teams in the league. The Mount has won six straight games to move to 7-6 overall and 6-1 in the MAAC while St. Joseph's fell to 5-7 overall and 5-2 in the MAAC. The Mount is tied with Providence at 6-1 in the league, but defeated the Friars, 14-11, this past Monday.

Josh Warfield (Forest Hill, Md./Fallston) scored three goals in the opening 8:43 to spark the Mount to an early 4-0 lead. Daniel Hatton (Corning, N.Y./Corning East) also scored during that run for the Mount. After Chris Spay put the Hawks on the board, the Mount scored six unanswered goals in the second quarter to take a commanding 10-1 lead. Ian Cassidy (Kings Park, N.Y./Kings Park) scored two of his three goals in the game during the run while Matt Warner (Corning, N.Y./Corning East), Kevin Merlini (Wyncote, Pa./LaSalle), Hatton and Warfield also scored in the quarter.

Spay opened the third quarter with a goal for St. Joseph's before the Mount rattled off three straight goals to take an insurmountable 13-2 lead. The Mount outshot St. Joseph's 46-36 in the game and held a 54-41 advantage in ground balls. Graham Davids (Medford, N.J./Shawnee) led the Mount with nine ground balls. Steve Kelly (Arnold, Md./Archbishop Spalding) won 15 off 22 face-offs in the game for the Mount.

Hatton finished the day with four goals and an assist while Warfield also had two goals. Cassidy scored three times, while Warner and Merlini each found the back of the net twice. Pat Beall (Mount Airy, Md./Glenelg) and Andrew Petcoff (Troy, Mich./Detroit Country Day) were the Mount other goal scorers. Billy Jautze (Setawket, N.Y./Ward Melville) had a game-high four assists. Spay had a game-high five goals for St. Joseph's while Alex Heidenberger and Kevin McGrann also scored in the loss.

Mount goalkeeper David Lambour (Silver Spring, Md./Wheaton) made 15 saves in the win while Dan Morrissey had five saves and Travis McDonnell 10 for the Hawks.

The Mount returns to action on Wed., April 23, when they host #3 Georgetown at Alumni Field on campus at 4:00 p.m.