Stevenson vs. Lycoming
March 13, 2010
The Game Story:
OWSON, Md. - Stevenson men's lacrosse junior Richie Ford (Baltimore/Towson) tied a career-high with nine points, including a career-high five assists, to lead the No. 2-ranked Mustangs to their 22nd consecutive regular season victory, 18-7 over Lycoming Saturday night at Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium.

It was also the third win for Stevenson (5-0) in as many games at Towson after a 24-4 victory against Kean on February 27 and a 12-2 decision over Alvernia on Mar. 8, 2005.

The reigning CAC Player of the Week, Ford also totaled a career-high nine points and six goals in a 17-6 win over Ursinus on Mar. 8, 2008. Earlier this season, he had a career-high four assists in a 20-10 win over RIT on March 3.

The school record for points in a game is 12 set by Bob Rineheimer in an 18-9 win over Lycoming on Mar. 31, 2001.

After some slow starts this season, the Mustangs took control of Saturday's game from the start with six first quarter goals. In its previous four games, the team combined for just eight goals.

Ford and junior Jimmy Dailey (Westminster/Winters Mill) had a hand in five of Stevenson's first six goals as Ford had a goal and an assist while Dailey totaled one goal and two assists. Dailey finished the game with a season-high six points on three goals and three assists.

Ford scored with 5:54 remaining in the second quarter before assisting on Dailey's first goal of the second half with 14:18 left in the third quarter to give the Mustangs an 8-2 lead.

Ford had a hand in five-straight Stevenson goals, beginning with his third of the game with 4:26 to play in the third quarter as the team pushed its lead to 12 at 16-4.

Senior Steve Kazimer (Syracuse, N.Y./Henninger) finished with five points and four goals as the All-American attack trio of Ford, Dailey and Kazimer totaled 11 of the Mustangs' 18 goals. They also combined for nine of the team's 10 assists.

Junior transfer Nick Lewnes (Annapolis/St. Mary's) scored his first goal as a Mustang in the fourth quarter while senior Sean Calabrese (Rockvile/DeMatha) and junior Kyle Moffitt (Harrisburg, Pa./Central Dauphin East) had two goals each.

Senior Geoff Hebert (Lutherville/Dulaney) finished with nine saves while counterpart Alan Antinarelli had 15 for Lycoming.

Nate Walter led the Warriors (2-3), who were receiving votes in this week's USILA Division III Poll, with three goals.