Mount Saint Mary's vs. Wagner
March 23, 2002
The Game Story:
Emmitsburg, Md. - A five goal outburst in the second quarter opened up a close game that the Mount St. Mary's (2-6/2-0) men's lacrosse team rode to a 15-2 victory over Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference foe, Wagner (2-3), at Alumni Field in Emmitsburg, Md. Junior attackmen Josh Warfield (Forest Hill, Md./Fallston) and Kevin Merlini (Wyncote, Pa./La Salle) combined for six goals and two assists in the Mount's second conference win of the season.

Merlini opened the game with a goal at the 8:02 mark of the first quarter off a feed from Warfield. Six minutes later Wagner tied the score at one when James Servidio punched one past senior goalkeeper Tom Dryer (Annapolis, Md./Broadneck). Dryer would play just a little over 39 minutes and would come out of the game with five saves and a 13-1 lead. Freshman Pat O'Brien (Garden City, N.Y./Chaminade-Loomis Chaffee) finished out the third quarter and played the fourth quarter registering six saves while giving up one goal.

After Servidio's goal the Mount would reel off 12 unanswered goals included an extra man offensive score from Warfield on a pass from Mark Cox (Parkton, Md./Hereford) to give the Mountaineers a 3-1 lead. The Mount would go into the halftime break leading 7-1 with goals from freshmen Andy Petcoff (Troy, Mich./Detroit Country Day) and Billy Jautze (Setawket, N.Y./Ward Melville), and sophomores Sammy Hogg (Ellicott City, Md./Mount St. Joseph's) and Jay Duffy (Bel Air, Md./John Carroll).

Senior Matt Radebaugh (Parkton, Md./Hereford) scored his first two goals of the season in the second half and junior Ted Peyton (Towson, Md./Calvert Hall) scored his third career goal with 20-seconds left in the contest. Walk-on freshman Nate Montanye (Glydon, Md./Franklin) registered his first two career assists, both coming in the final stanza.

The Mount outshot the Seahawks 49-15 and won the battle of the ground balls winning 57 to Wagner's 36. The Mount converted on only one EMO in nine opportunities while Wagner failed on all six chances.

The Mount is back on the road for the next two weeks beginning next Saturday in a nonconference match at Lehigh. The next home game for the Mount is Tuesday April 16 when the Mountaineers play host to nationally ranked Navy at Alumni Field. Game time is 4 p.m.