Saint Mary's (md) vs. Catholic
April 15, 2002
The Game Story:
St. Mary's City, Md. - Senior attack Andrew Toussaint (Potomac, MD/Georgetown Prep) scored two goals and added four assists while sophomore attack Greg Scagliotti (Allentown, PA/The Hill School) and freshman attack Kevin Whalen (Bethesda, MD/Georgetown Prep) each scored three goals and added two assists in leading the Seahawks to a 15-4 victory over visiting Catholic University in the first round of the Capital Athletic Conference tournament on Monday afternoon. With the win, the Seahawks advance to the conference tournament semifinals against Mary Washington College, who defeated York College, 9-8, on Monday afternoon.

The Seahawks would open a 3-0 lead less than six minutes into the contest. Whalen would open the scoring off of an assist from Scagliotti. Toussaint would then score off of an assist from Whalen, and then Scagliotti would score from a pass by Toussaint. The Cardinals (5-10) would break into the scoring column when junior attack Eric Slagle (Poolesville, MD/Poolesville) would score off of a feed by junior attack Ryan Welsh (Glen Mills, PA/Salesianum -Del.). The Seahawks would take a 5-1 lead after the first period when sophomore midfielder Terry Hagerty (Columbia, MD/Wilde Lake) and Whalen would score unassisted goals to end the period.

The Seahawks would increase the lead to 7-1 to open the second period. Scagliotti would score off of an assist from sophomore defender Ben Church (Friendship, MD/Southern) at the 11:29 mark, and then just 12 seconds later, freshman midfielder Ryan McCauley (Crofton, MD/Arundel) would score unassisted. Sophomore midfielder Justin Kelly (Milton, MA/Boston College) would get the Cardinals on the board in the second period with an unassisted goal and reduce the deficit to 7-2 with 5:04 remaining in the half, but the Seahawks would add another goal late in the period for the 8-2 halftime margin.

The Seahawks would increase the lead to 10-2 after three periods of play with two McCauley goals in the third. The first goal was assisted by Toussaint, while the second was unassisted with an extra man advantage. The Cardinals opened the scoring in the fourth period of play when Welsh score unassisted with 13:44 remaining in the contest. The Seahawks would then score the next four goals in just under ten minutes of play to open a 14-3 lead with 3:55 remaining. The Cardinals would score their final goal of the game on an extra man advantage when Kelly would score off of an assist from junior midfielder John Bracken (Glen Mills, PA/Cardinal O'Hara). The Seahawks would close out the game's scoring when Toussaint would score unassisted with 1:14 showing on the game clock.

The Seahawks (5-8) will next be in action on Thursday, April 18, when they host Mary Washington College in the semifinals of the conference tournament. The game is scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m.