Saint Mary's (md) vs. Mary Washington
March 31, 2004
The Game Story:
St. Mary's City, MD --The Mary Washington College Eagles edged the St. Mary's College men's lacrosse team in Wednesday afternoon's Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) match, winning by a final score of 7-6. The Eagles were led by junior midfielder Dave Justen, who had four goals and an assist in the winning effort. With the loss, the Seahawks fall to 5-5 overall, and 1-2 within the CAC, while the Eagles improve to 6-2 on the year, and 3-0 in the conference.

The Seahawks led the Eagles in the first quarter, claiming a 2-1 lead after the first 15 minutes of play. Junior midfielder Pat Schmidt (Chestertown, MD/Penn State) responded to Mary Washington's first tally less than two minutes later, scoring an unassisted goal. Senior attack Greg Scagliotti (Allentown, PA/The Hill School) would follow suit at the 6:09 mark, putting the Seahawks ahead. The Eagles would tie the score at 2-2 in the second quarter, when junior attack Mark Fiore knocked in a pass from senior attack Matt Wiles.

The Eagles opened scoring in the third quarter, with an extra man goal, when Justen scored his second goal of the game, off of a pass from sophomore attack Dave Morris. The Seahawks would answer with an extra-man goal of their own from sophomore attack Dave Mueller (Baltimore, MD/North County), assisted by Scagliotti. The Eagles opened up the game's first two goal lead with a goal with 32 seconds remaining in the third quarter, that put the score at 6-4. Sophomore attack Pat Donovan (Arnold, MD/Spaulding) would bring the Seahawks within one, when he nailed in a pass from sophomore midfielder Matt O'Neill (Annapolis, MD/Annapolis) just as time expired in the third quarter. Justen tallied his fourth of the game less than two minutes into the fourth quarter, which proved to be the game winning goal. St. Mary's responded to this goal quickly, with an unassisted goal from senior midfielder Doug Mayer (Crofton, MD/Severn) a minute later, but could not score again the remainder of the quarter.

Freshman goalkeeper Rich Barr (Salisbury, MD/Worcester Prep) made 11 saves in the losing effort for the Seahawks, and allowed all seven goals. For the Eagles, senior goalkeeper Mike D'Eredita had five saves and six goals allowed in 60 minutes of play.

The Seahawks (5-5, 1-2) travel to York College (PA) this Saturday, April 3 for another conference match-up. Game time is slated for 1:00 p.m.