Saint Mary's (md) vs. Neumann
March 3, 2004
The Game Story:
St. Mary's City, MD -- Junior attack Kevin Whalen (Bethesda, MD/Georgetown Prep) scored four goals and added one assist in leading the St. Mary's College men's lacrosse team to a 20-2 victory over visiting Neumann College on Wednesday afternoon. With the win, the Seahawks even their record at 1-1 overall on the season, while the Knights fall to 0-1 overall with the loss

The Seahawks broke out to a 5-1 lead after the first period. Whalen opened the scoring with an extra man goal at the 11:06 mark of the first period. He scored the second goal of the game just eight seconds later to put the Seahawks up 2-0. St. Mary's College tallied the next three goals, all unassisted, for a 5-0 lead before Neumann could break the scoring run with the last goal of the period.

The Seahawks extended the lead to 7-1 at halftime. Sophomore attack Dave Mueller (Baltimore, MD/North County) converted off of an assist from junior attack Shane Baxter (Woodbine, MD/Glenelg) for a 6-1 lead. The two would reverse roles just two minutes later with Baxter netting the goals from Mueller for the 7-1 halftime lead.

St. Mary's scored the first four goals of the third period to put the game out of reach at 11-1. After the teams traded goals to end the third period at 12-2, the Seahawks scored all eight goals of the fourth period, including a short-handed goal, for the 20-2 final score.

Junior Miguel Snyder (Annapolis, MD/Seneca Valley) started and played 51:12 to earn the victory for the Seahawks. Snyder faced 16 shots, recording eight saves and allowing two goals. Freshman Rich Barr (Salisbury, MD/Worcester Prep) and freshman Matt Weist(Portland, OR/Oregon Episcopal) both saw action in the net in relief for the Seahawks.

Senior Richard Boulay started and played 55 minutes in net for the Knights. Boulay faced 48 shots in the contest, recording 18 saves and allowing 18 goals. He was replaced with five minutes remaining by freshman Mike McCauley, who saw six shots while allowing two goals.

The Seahawks (1-1) will return to action on Saturday, March 6, when they travel to #7 Hampden-Sydney College for a non-conference contest. The game is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m.