Mount Saint Mary's vs. Saint Joseph's
April 20, 2005
The Game Story:
Emmitsburg, Md.--Junior Matt Warner (Corning, N.Y./Corning East) scored eight goals to lead the Mount St. Mary's men's lacrosse team to a 16-10 win over St. Joseph's on Wednesday at Alumni Field on campus. The win keeps the Mount (6-6 overall, 5-0 MAAC) undefeated in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play at 5-0. St. Joseph's falls to 2-9, 1-4 MAAC.

Warner's eight-goal effort is the second-most goals in a game in Mount history, and the most in an NCAA Division I game. The school mark for goals in a game is nine set by Bob Kennedy vs. James Madison on April 17, 1982. The Mount moved to NCAA Division I in 1988-89.

It did not take long for Warner to score his first goal as he converted a Dan Hatton (Corning, N.Y./Corning East) pass eight seconds into the game to give the Mount a 1-0 lead. Billy Jautze (Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville) and Warner added goals to give the Mount a 3-0 edge heading into the second quarter.

Alex McColough scored two of his team-high four goals for St. Joseph's in the second quarter to cut the deficit to 5-2, but Joseph Derwent (Glenelg, Md./Glenelg) scored his first collegiate goal and Hatton added his 13th of the year to give the Mount a 7-2 lead at the half.

St. Joseph's cut the deficit to 11-8 with 7:53 left in the game, but the Mount rattled off four straight goals over the next 3:42 to seal the win. Warner scored twice in that stretch with Tilghman Herring (Upper Marlboro, Md./St. Mary's) and Jautze also finding the back of the cage.

Warner's eight goals give him a league-leading 35 on the season. Jautze finished with two goals and three assists and Herring added a career-best three goals in the game. Eric Seifert (Dover, Del./Caesar Rodney) added a goal and two assists and Jason Werner (Severna Park, Md./Severn) had two assists, giving him a team-high 18 on the year.

McColough finished with four goals for St. Joseph's while Keegan Wilkinson and McGrann each had two. Mount goalkeeper Dan Whitehurst (Woodstock, Md./Centennial) made eight saves while St. Joseph's keeper Dan Morrissey also had eight saves.

St. Joseph's held a 39-36 advantage in shots while the Mount had a 34-28 edge in ground balls.

Mount St. Mary's returns to action on Saturday, April 23, when MAAC rival Marist visits Alumni Field for a 1:00 p.m. game.