Saint Andrews vs. Belmont Abbey
March 14, 2007
The Game Story:
LAURINBURG, N.C.—The St. Andrews Presbyterian College men’s lacrosse team remained perfect in Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference play defeating Belmont Abbey College 13-9 on Wednesday afternoon.

Senior Dan Hartzell (Lacombe, Alberta, Canada) scored a game-high four goals to lead the Knights to the victory. SAPC holds a 4-3 overall record and a 2-0 mark in the CVAC while also remaining flawless at home at 3-0. The Crusaders fell to 1-4 on the season and 0-2 in the CVAC.

After trading the first two goals of the game, the Knights scored the final three goals of the first quarter to take a 4-1 lead after 15 minutes. The Abbey rallied back with three straight scores to open the second stanza to tie the game back at 4-4 but a four goal outburst by St. Andrews gave the home team the lead for the remainder of the game. A last minute goal by the Crusaders pulled the halftime deficit to 8-5.

Each team was held scoreless for the first 12 minutes of the second half before SAPC recorded the only two goals of the third quarter to build its lead to 10-5 with 15 minutes to go. BAC out scored the Knights 4-3 in the fourth quarter but the comeback effort fell short as St. Andrews took the four-goal victory.

The Knights out shot the Crusaders 54-32 but junior goalkeeper Mark Kelske (Bohemia, N.Y.) kept the visitors in the game with 19 saves. SAPC scooped up more ground balls, 57-44, while each team scored on two extra-man opportunities.

St. Andrews distributed the ball well assisting on 12 of the teams 13 goals. Seniors Zach Mryncza (Baltimore, Md.) and Tony Ferreira (Youngsville, N.C.) led the way with four assists apiece. Mryncza had a team-high five point day adding a goal. Sophomore Cole Howell (St. Albert, Alberta, Canada), who was credited with the game-winning goal, finished with a pair of scores and two helpers.

Senior Drew Howell (St. Albert, Alberta, Canada) notched two goals for St. Andrews while senior Dalen Crouse (St. Albert, Alberta, Canada) and sophomore Kyle Loda (Vienna, Va.) each had a goal. Freshman Courtland Fudge (Severna Park, Md.) logged an assist in the scorebook.

Sophomore Nate Hull (Millersville, Md.) earned the win in net for the Knights making seven stops.

Freshman Jim Ring (Davidson, Md.) led the Crusaders offensively with a hat trick including a man-down goal. Senior C.J. Robinson (Binghampton, N.Y.) followed with two goals and an assist. Freshman Evan Young (Arnold, Md.) chipped in with a score and two helpers.

St. Andrews will entertain regional foe Wingate University on Saturday at 3:00 p.m.