Saint Mary's (md) vs. Frostburg State
March 26, 2011
The Game Story:
Fredericksburg, Va. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland men's lacrosse team netted a season-high 13 goals in notching their first Capital Athletic Conference victory of the season with a 13-8 triumph over league newcomer, Frostburg State University, Saturday afternoon as the Seahawks (2-5, 1-1 CAC) broke a 5-5 impasse with six straight goals in a span of 23:02.

Senior midfielder Bobby Cooke (Ellicott City, Md./Mt. Hebron) had himself quite the game as Cooke tallied a career-high five goals to pace the St. Mary's offense while junior attackers J.P. Lennon (Huntington, N.Y./St. Anthony's) and Brendan Oster (Mount Airy, Md./Urbana) each added two goals. Sophomore attackman Patrick Mull (Fallston, Md./Fallston) contributed to the attack with three assists.

Frostburg (3-7, 0-3 CAC) struck first at 9:52 as first-year midfielder Andy Luhmann (Ashburn, Va./Briar Woods) found the back of the net with an unassisted goal. The Seahawks took over at the point, rattling off three in a row to stake a 3-1 lead at the end of the first quarter.

The Bobcats again scored first to start the second period with Luhmann assisting on a Lucas Flaig (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) goal just 48 seconds in. Cooke scored back-to-back goals to give his squad a three-goal lead before Frostburg's Dan Dowd (Friendship, Md./Southern) and Ryan Serio (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) were involved in two of the team's next three games to tie up the game at 5-all with 6:03 left in the first half.

St. Mary's carried a 7-5 halftime advantage following goals by senior midfielder Chris Lacy (Baltimore, Md./St. Paul's) and sophomore attackman Stewart D'Ambrogi (Severna Park, Md./Severn) in the final 4:25 of the half.

The Seahawks continued their run in the third stanza with two more unanswered goals while on the defensive side of the ball, St. Mary's kept the Bobcats scoreless by forcing seven turnovers. St. Mary's outscored the visitors, 4-3, in the fourth period as the Seahawks netted four of the first five goals. Serio and Flaig pulled the Bobcats within five with goals in the last 2:26 of the game.

St. Mary's won 14 of 24 face-offs as midfielders Cody Tidwell (Edgewater, Md./South River) and Alex Brylske (Middle River, Md./Mt. Carmel) combined for 11 wins with Tidwell going 7-of-14 and Brylske adding a 6-of-9 effort.

Junior long-stick midfielder Peter Windsor (Towson, Md./St. Paul's) was impressive in the defensive end with game-bests of seven ground balls and five caused turnovers while Lacy chipped in six ground ball pickups along with his first goal of the season.

Junior Stu Wheeler (Baltimore, Md./St. Paul's) needed just two saves in the first half while senior Pat Simpson (Arnold, Md./Broadneck) picked up a save and two ground balls in the final 30 minutes.