Saint Mary's (md) vs. Wittenberg
March 13, 2004
The Game Story:
St. Mary's City, MD -- Sophomore attack Dave Mueller (Baltimore, MD/North County) and sophomore midfielder Colin Curley (Ellicott City, MD/Mt. St. Joe) each scored three goals and added one assist in leading the St. Mary's College men's lacrosse team to a 10-8 non-conference victory over Wittenberg University [OH] on Saturday afternoon.

The Tigers (0-4) opened the scoring with the game's first three goals in the opening 2:51 of play. Curley answered for the Seahawks cutting the deficit to 3-2 with his first two goals of the afternoon, the first assisted by Mueller and the second by sophomore midfielder Matt O'Neill (Annapolis, MD/Annapolis). The teams then traded goals giving Wittenberg the 4-3 lead after one period of play.

The Tigers extended their lead to 5-3 in the second when freshman midfielder Cory Griffiths scored an unassisted goal. Mueller answered seven minutes later with an unassisted goal to get the Seahawks back to within one at halftime, 5-4.

Wittenberg scored the first goal of the third period to open up another two goal lead when senior midfielder Hans Rydquist scored his third goal of the day, giving the Tigers a 6-4 lead. The Seahawks made it 6-5 with a goal by O'Neill going into the fourth period.

The Seahawks tied the game for the first time in the fourth period when Mueller scored off of an assist from senior midfielder Doug Mayer (Crofton, MD/Severn). Rydquist scored his fourth goal of the day to give the Tigers another one goal lead at 7-6 at the 12:01 mark. Sophomore midfielder Jamie Waring (Cockeysville, MD/Boy's Latin) tied the game for the second time for the Seahawks with the assist on the play credited to Curley.

Rydquist scored his fifth goal of the game with 7:14 remaining to give the Tigers yet another lead, this time at 8-7. But that would be all of the scoring for the Tigers, as the Seahawks scored the final three goals of the period (Mueller, Mayer, Curley) to take the 10-8 victory.

For the Tigers, Rydquist scored five goals and added one assist. Freshman Adam Morrison, freshman Sammy Hong, and Griffiths all scored one goal in the contest, while freshman Matt Wilcox added one assist. Senior Kyle Prussing started in net and went the distance, allowing ten goals on 45 shots with 14 saves in the contest.

Mueller and Curley each scored three goals and added one assist for the Seahawks. O'Neill and Mayer each tallied one goal and one assist in the contest. Junior Miguel Snyder (Annapolis, MD/Annapolis) started and played all 60 minutes in net for the Seahawks in earning the victory. Snyder allowed eight goals on 23 total shots with eight saves in the game.

The Seahawks (2-3) will return to action on Tuesday, March 16, when they travel to Greensboro College for a non-conference contest. The game is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m.