Saint Andrews vs. Lees-mcrae
February 18, 2006
The Game Story:
LAURINBURG, NC—Junior Zach Mryncza (Baltimore, MD) tallied 11 points including five goals to lead the St. Andrews Presbyterian College men’s lacrosse team to a 24-2 Deep South Conference (DSC) victory over visiting Lees-McRae on a cold and rainy season opener for both squads on Saturday.

Junior transfer Tony Ferreira (Youngsville, NC) started the onslaught 28 seconds into the contest with his first goal at SAPC (1-0 overall; 1-0 DSC) on a Mryncza assist. The Knights scored seven more goals in the opening frame to take a commanding 8-0 lead.

Seven even-strength goals in the second quarter extended the St. Andrews advantage to 15-0 at halftime. The Knights matched the first quarter with eight more in the third to hold a 23-1 lead after 45 minutes. In a slower paced final stanza, each team traded one goal apiece before SAPC cruised to the 22-goal victory.

The Knights scored three goals on five extra-man opportunities while holding the Bobcats 0-for-4. St. Andrews commanded the scorebook with a 50-15 lead on shots, 71-35 edge on ground balls, and winning 24-of-30 face-offs.

Mryncza, Ferreira, junior Drew Howell (St. Albert, Alberta, Canada) and junior Dan Hartzell (Lacombe, Alberta, Canada) all recorded hat tricks for the Knights. Hartzell was credited with the game-winning goal.

Senior Pat Fitzgerald (Baltimore, MD), junior Dalen Crouse (St. Albert, Alberta, Canada) and freshman Zachary Miller (Middletown, DE) each scored two goals. Miller and Crouse had three and two assists, respectively. Senior Bryan Riddell (Oshawa, Ontario, Canada) chipped in with a goal and an assist.

Freshmen Max Kalkstein (Mystic, CT), Keenan Stout (Potomac Falls, VA) and Ethan Young (Hilliard, OH) all scored their first collegiate goals. Young won 83-percent (24-for-29) of the Knights face-offs and had a game-high 11 ground balls. Kalkstein and freshmen Kyle Loda (Vienna, VA) and Marcus Kirby (Greensboro, NC) each added a helper.

St. Andrews freshman netminder Nate Hull (Millersville, MD) earned his first collegiate victory with five saves over 40-minutes of action. Freshman backup goalie Steve Hartley (Hilliard, OH) had three stops in relief of Hull.

Senior Jason Walker (Highland, MD) and sophomore junior Tyler Stieber (Charlotte, NC) scored the only goals for the Bobcats (0-1 overall; 0-1 DSC). LMC sophomore goalkeeper Adam Canoy (Durham, NC) took the loss while making 16 saves over the first three quarters.

The Knights host NCAA Division II No. 1 nationally ranked New York Institute of Technology (N.Y.I.T.) on Sunday, February 26 at Noon.