Mercyhurst vs. Molloy
March 13, 2010
The Game Story:
ERIE, Pa. – The No. 3 Mercyhurst college men’s lacrosse team ran its unbeaten record to 4-0 with a resounding, 18-4 victory over conference opponent Molloy Saturday, March 13 at Tullio Field. The Lakers shut out the Lions during the second half, and used an 8-0 third period to stretch the margin of victory.

Three Lakers posted hat tricks on the afternoon, paced by junior Cameron McLean’s four goals and two assists. Tyler Burton and Kevin Coholan each tallied three goals, and Burton added two assists.

The Lakers improve to 4-0 on the season, 2-0 in East Coast Conference contests, while the Lions fall to 1-2, 0-2 in conference play. Mercyhurst’s 4-0 start is its longest unbeaten streak at the start of a season since the 2006 team won the first five games.

Senior Zach Manuel notched two goals, and freshman Brian Scheetz led with three assists. Scheetz, seniors Todd Richardson, Michael Sciulli, junior Andy Winslow, sophomore Gregory Bensman and freshman Zac Reid tallied one goal apiece.

The Lakers attacked the Molloy net all afternoon, firing a season-high 62 shots to the Lions’20. Mercyhurst recorded 29 groundballs, while Molloy picked up 17. Mercyhurst went 20-for-26 on faceoffs, with senior Johnny Pawluk winning 15-of-19 draws.

Junior Zac Nash recorded his fourth win of the season, stopping three shots. Junior Michael Jeschawitz and freshman Cameron Watts split the remainder of the minutes in net, with Watts making four saves. Tommy Bruno made 17 stops, giving up 18 goals.

The Lakers and Lions traded goals during the first quarter, with Mercyhurst holding a 4-3 lead after 15 minutes of action. Mercyhurst scored four straight goals in the second quarter, and Molloy responded with just one tally, making the halftime score 8-4 in the Lakers’ favor.

Mercyhurst notched eight goals during the third quarter, as Burton piled up two goals and two assists during the frame. The Lakers added two tallies during the fourth quarter for an 18-4 victory.

Mercyhurst next competes at Mercy Saturday, March 20 at 1 p.m., in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.