Saint Andrews vs. Mercyhurst
March 2, 2009
The Game Story:
LAURINBURG, N.C.óNo. 4 nationally ranked Mercyhurst College scored the first nine goals of the game and 11 different Lakers found the back of the cage in a 21-3 menís lacrosse victory at St. Andrews Presbyterian College on a frigid Monday afternoon at the Knights Lacrosse Field.

The Lakers remain perfect with a 2-0 record while the Knights drop to 0-4.

St. Andrews senior Kyle Loda (Vienna, Va.) broke up the shutout in the second quarter with his team-high eighth goal of the season. Loda is the only Knight that has scored in all four games this year.

Mercyhurst held a 20-goal lead heading into the final two minutes before SAPC senior John Holt (Montclair, Va.) and sophomore Harrison Young (Upperville, Va.) each scored their first goal of the season.

The Lakers held a 7-0 lead after the first quarter and a 12-1 advantage at halftime. Mercyhurst added seven more goals in the third quarter to extend its lead to 19-1 after three before both teams scored twice in the final 15 minutes.

Mercyhurst dominated the box score with a 43-26 shot advantage and a 58-38 ground ball edge while also doubling up the Knights on face off victories, 18-9. The Lakers were 3-of-7 on extra-man opportunities while St. Andrews was held scoreless on seven tries while up a player.

Junior Michael Dugan had a game-high four goals for the Lakers while adding one assist for a five-point performance. Classmate Michael Sciulli followed with two goals and two assists. Senior Mike Bartlett had a hat trick; junior Tyler Burton provided two goals and one assist; and junior Trevor Rice chipped in with one goal and two helpers.

A trio of sophomore goalkeepers limited the Knights to just three goals. Mercyhurst starter Jason LaShomb (2-0) held St. Andrews to just one goal in the first half to earn his second straight victory. LaShomb had a team-high six saves. Backup Zach Nash had three saves and zero goals against in the third while reserve Michael Jeschawitz allowed two goals but made five stops in the fourth.
Sophomore Patrick Wade (West Windsor, N.J.) took his second straight loss allowing 17 goals on 34 shots. Wade had 12 saves and a team-high six ground balls in his 43 minutes of action.

St. Andrews will fly out to across the country for two games in California while on Spring Break. The Knights visit Dominican University (San Rafael,Calif.) on Thursday at 1 p.m. and then Notre Dame de Namur (Belmont, Calif.) on Saturday at 3 p.m.