Saint Mary's (md) vs. Wesley
March 15, 2003
The Game Story:
St. Mary's City, Md. -- Sophomore attack Adam Gjerulff (Rockville, MD/Georgetown Prep) was one of three Seahawk players to score three goals, and added three assists, in leading St. Mary's College to an impressive 18-6 non-conference win over Wesley College on Saturday afternoon. The win is the first of the season for the Seahawks, who opened with three straight losses to nationally-ranked opponents.

The Seahawks took control of the contest early, scoring the only four goals of the first period. The Seahawks then scored the first five goals of the second period, building a 9-0 advantage with just over five minutes remaining in the first half. The Wolverines (0-2) broke the run with an unassisted goal by defender Jim Kostack, but still trailed at the half, 13-2.

The Seahawks did all of the scoring in the third period, adding three goals in the stanza, to take a commanding 16-2 lead into the final 15 minutes of play. In the final period, the Wolverines picked up some momentum and outscored the Seahawks in the period, 4-2, for the 18-6 final score.

Along with Gjerulff, sophomore attack Kevin Whalen (Bethesda, MD/Georgetown Prep) added three goals and two assists, while sophomore midfielder Ryan McCauley (Crofton, MD/Arundel) also scored three goals. Freshman attack Dave Mueller (Baltimore, MD/North County) added two goals and three assists for St. Mary's College.

For Wesley College, junior midfielder Mark Skakle scored two goals as well as freshman attack Patrick Bergstrom. Senior midfielder Greg Prochazka added two assists in the contest, while Kostack finished with a goal and an assist. Sophomore Miguel Snyder (Annapolis, MD/Seneca Valley) started and picked up the win for the Seahawks. Snyder played 47:41 and made ten saves while allowing two goals. He was relieved by senior Dan Branigan (Lexington Park, MD/Great Mills) for the final 12:19 of the contest. Branigan allowed four goals and made two saves.

Freshman Joe Rand went the distance for the Wolverines in net. rand allowed all 18 goals and made six saves in the contest, while facing a total of 43 shots. The Seahawks (1-3) will return to action on Wednesday, March 19, when they host UMass-Dartmouth. The contest is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m.