Lees-mcrae vs. Presbyterian
March 21, 2007
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The Game Story:
LAURINBURG, N.C.—Sophomore goalkeeper Nate Hull (Millersville, Md.) made a career-high 28 saves to lead the St. Andrews Presbyterian College men’s lacrosse team to a 14-8 Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference victory over Queens University of Charlotte on Wednesday.

The Knights, who maintain a 6-3 overall record and a perfect 3-0 ledger in the CVAC, are also flawless at home with a 4-0 mark in Laurinburg. The Royals fell to 3-5 overall and 2-2 in the CVAC.

St. Andrews jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first eight minutes of the game on goals by senior middie Tony Ferreira (Youngsville, N.C.), sophomore defender John Osterritter (Arnold, Md.), and freshman attack Tom Incontrera (Ellicott City, Md.). Queens rallied back with the next three scores to knot the game at 3-3 for the only tie of the day. Junior Joshua Bryce (Woodbridge, Va.) had two goals during the Royals comeback.

The Knights bounced back with the final two scores of the first quarter to take the lead for the remainder of the game. SAPC kept pouring on the offense in the second quarter out scoring QUC 5-1 to take a commanding 10-4 lead at halftime.

A senior attack Dalen Crouse (St. Albert, Alberta, Canada) goal in the third gave the Knights its largest advantage of the day, 11-4. Queens ended an almost 21-minute scoreless drought with two extra-man opportunity scores late in the third to cut the deficit to five, 11-6, heading into the final stanza. St. Andrews maintained control in the fourth quarter and pulled away to the six-goal victory.

Queens out shot the Knights, 56-36, but Hull’s 28 saves including 17 in the second half kept the comfortable lead for St. Andrews. Hull (6-3), last years Deep South Conference Freshman of the Year, has held his opponents to under 10 goals in all six of his victories this season.

Both teams won 13 face-offs while scoring on three EMO chances apiece. Knights’ sophomore Ethan Young (Hilliard, Ohio) and Royals junior DJ Crump (Greensboro, N.C.) each won 12 face-offs for their respective squads.

Crouse led the Knights offensively with a five point day including four goals and one assist. Senior attack Zach Mryncza (Baltimore, Md.) also had five points for the Knights with one goal and four helpers. Sophomore attack Cole Howell (St. Albert, Alberta, Canada), who was just named the current CVAC Offensive Player of the Week, had a hat trick and an assist.

Senior middie Dan Hartzell (Lacombe, Alberta, Canada) followed with two scores and an assist. Ferreira and Incontrera each finished with a goal and an assist. Rounding out the Knights scoring was freshman Courtland Fudge (Severna Park, Md.) with one goal. Chipping in with one helper apiece were senior middie Tom Watt (Whitby, Ontario, Canada) and freshman middie Kyle Carnaggio (Pasadena, Md.).

Senior Alexander Tack (Ellicott City, Md.) and Bryce led the Royals with three goals each. Sophomore starting goalie Tyler Rauch (Lake Mary, Fla.) was tagged with the loss allowing six goals in the first 20 minutes while senior backup Joel Heimbigner (Poway, Calif.) gave up eight goals in the final 40 minutes.

St. Andrews will go for four straight wins when they host non-conference Adelphi on Sunday at 12 Noon.