Saint Mary's (md) vs. Roanoke
February 29, 2004
The Game Story:
St. Mary's City, MD -- The St. Mary's College men's lacrosse team lost their season and home opener on Sunday afternoon to #17 Roanoke College, 13-5. Senior midfielder Garrett Yaralian and freshman attack Jon Mason each scored three goals for the Maroons in the contest.

Roanoke held a slim 3-0 lead at halftime. The Maroons scored two goals in the first period and added one more in the second. Sophomore midfielder Chris Keating opened the scoring with an unassisted goal less than two minutes into the contest. Yaralian added his first goal less than three minutes later for a 2-0 lead with senior attack Kris Davis assisting the play. The only other goal of the first half came from Mason with the assist credited to senior midfielder Jeff Pattison.

Both teams came out shooting to begin the third quarter. Roanoke scored two goals in ten seconds at the 12:16 and 12:06 marks. St Mary's answered a few minutes later, with a quick shot from senior attacker Greg Scagliotti (Allentown, PA/The Hill School), coming off of a pass from sophomore attacker Dave Mueller (Baltimore, MD/North County). Mueller assisted another goal at the 6:10 mark of the third, this time connecting to senior attacker Kevin Whalen (Bethesda, MD/Georgetown Prep).

The Seahawks' hopes of a comeback were dissolved shortly after beginning of the fourth quarter, as the Maroons opened up scoring at the 9:41 mark, with Yaralian's third goal of the game. Senior Shane Baxter (Woodbine, MD/Salisbury University) tallied a goal for the Seahawks less than a minute later, scoring on a pass from senior midfielder Michael Gerpe (Wilton, CT/Wilton). The Maroons kept up the offensive pressure though, scoring four more times before the final whistle. The Seahawks added a late extra man goal by Mueller with four seconds remaining for the 13-5 final.

Senior goalkeeper Miguel Snyder (Annapolis, MD/Seneca Valley) had eleven saves for St. Mary's, and allowed 13 goals while playing all 60 minutes. For Roanoke, sophomore goalkeeper Matt Madalon had nine saves and allowed five goals in 60 minutes of play.

The Seahawks will next be in action this Wednesday, March 3, when they host Neumann College at Seahawk Stadium. Game time is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.