|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.