Shenandoah vs. Immaculata
April 21, 2007
The Game Story:
WINCHESTER, Va. – Shenandoah University scored on its first three shots Saturday afternoon to key a 17-8 Pennsylvania Athletic Conference men’s lacrosse victory over visiting Immaculata University.

The Hornets (8-2, 4-1 PAC) needed just 30 seconds to score their first goal of the game and had a three-goal advantage by the 11:50 mark of the first. Immaculata (0-9, 0-5) scored its initial goal at 11:22, but Shenandoah reeled off the next four tallies to pull away.

The Mighty Macs, in their first year of varsity competition, were unable to get closer than four goals after that SU run. IU got it to that four-goal deficit when Tom Hartney closed out the first quarter scoring with an unassisted goal at 29 seconds.

Shenandoah scored the first three goals of the second quarter, and held their visitors to just one goal in the period to take an 11-5 lead into the halftime lockerroom.

The second half mirrored the second quarter with only nine goals scored. SU had two of three goals in the third and finished the game on a 4-2 run. Senior Justin Ratcliff closed the books on the day’s scoring with 44 seconds remaining when he converted a James Gonzalez feed.

Ratcliff led all scorers with four goals and five assists for nine points with junior Stephen Mayor adding five goals and three assists.

The Hornets had seven different players score at least one goal each.

Jim Baranello had four of Immaculata’s eight goals.

Shenandoah took 44 shots to the Mighty Macs 31, won 16 of 28 faceoffs and scooped up 47 of the game’s 75 groundballs. Each team had 11 saves.