Saint Mary's (md) vs. Washington College
March 6, 2013
The Game Story:
No. 20 St. Mary's Men's Lacrosse Suffers OT Loss to No. 8 Washington College

Will Lerch
FINAL 1 2 3 4 OT T
Washington College (3-0) 2 3 2 5 1 13
St. Mary's (Md.) (2-2) 1 5 4 2 0 12
G: Bennett Cord - 4 G: Patrick Mull - 3
A: Bennett Cord - 3 A: 3 Players (#4, #17, #23 - 2)
Sv: Ted DiSalvo - 7 Sv: Joey Casey - 13
GB: 2 Players (#7, #18 - 6) GB: Albert Mitchell - 9
Shots 38 34
Ground Balls 33 33
Saves 7 13
Clears 10-13 9-11
Turnovers 16 16
Face Offs Won 13 15
Man Up 1-2 1-3
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St. Mary's City, Md. – Senior midfielder Patrick Coyle (Reisterstown, Md./Calvert Hall) scored 11 seconds into the extra period to lift the No. 20 Washington College Shoremen, 13-12, over the No. 20 St. Mary's College of Maryland men's lacrosse team in non-conference action Tuesday afternoon.

Coyle picked up the ground ball after Washington won the first face-off in overtime, ran it down the left side of the field, and fired into the top right corner over the left shoulder of first-year goalkeeper Joey Casey (Ellicott City, Md./Mount Saint Joseph) for the sudden victory goal.

Senior attackman Patrick Mull (Fallston, Md./Fallston) paced the St. Mary's offense with three goals and two assists while sophomore midfielder Will Lerch (Lothian, Md./Calverton) tallied three points on two goals and an assist. Senior midfielder Taylor Cook (Hollywood, Md./St. Mary's Ryken) and first-year attackman Conor Jordan (Rockville, Md./Rockville) each contributed three points as well on a goal and two assists.

Washington (3-0) edged the Seahawks, 2-1, in the first quarter before St. Mary's responded with a 5-3 run in the second period to post a 6-5 halftime advantage. Five different players found the back of the net for the Seahawks in the second stanza. St. Mary's outshot the Shoremen, 21-10, in the first half while winning 8-of-13 face-offs.

Senior attackman Bennett Cord (Gaithersburg, Md./Gaithersburg) commanded the Shoremen attack with game-highs of four goal and three assists for seven points while junior midfielder Hunter Nowicki (Baltimore, Md./Franklin) added two goals and two assists.

The two teams traded goals to start of the third quarter before the Seahawks scored three goals in a three-minute span to stake a 10-6 advantage. Nowicki stopped the SMCM run with an unassisted goal with 29 seconds left in the third.

Sophomore attackman Matt Tarrant (Mount Airy, Md./Urbana) returned a four-goal cushion to St. Mary's at 13:41 in the fourth period as he completed a pass from Mull. Cord then sparked a 3-0 Washington run with two goals and an assist to pull his team within 11-10 at 6:52. Lerch contained the run with his second tally of the day at 4:02 for the 12-10 SMCM lead. Two Shoremen goals in a 36-second span sent the game into overtime.

Senior Albert Mitchell (Shrewsbury, Mass./Saint John's) tallied a 15-of-27 showing at face-off X while scooping up nine ground balls. Senior Justin Harty (Medford Lakes, N.J./Camden Catholic) contributed defensively with three caused turnovers and three ground ball pickups.

Casey finished the game with 13 stops, one ground ball and one caused turnover while junior Ted DiSalvo (Boca Raton, Fla./Spanish River) made seven saves for the Washington win.

The Seahawks will look to return to the win column this Saturday, March 9 when St. Mary's travels to Allentown, Pennsylvania to take on Muhlenberg College in a non-conference contest at 1:00 pm.


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