Lebanon Valley vs. Mount St Mary
March 6, 2010
The Game Story:
ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. - Lebanon Valley College began a new era of men's lacrosse with a win Saturday, holding off Mount Saint Mary College (N.Y.) for a 14-7 victory at Elizabethtown's Wolf Field.

The Dutchmen (1-0) used a 10-goal run in the middle of the game to win their debut in the first varsity game for LVC since 1985. The College previously sponsored men's lacrosse from 1965 to 1985, and announced its return in the fall of 2008 under head coach John Haus.

Freshman Scott Sutton scored five goals with an assist and Ian Schmid, CJ Adams, and Kyle Stewardson each had two-goal games for the Dutchmen.

Andrew Pullen scored four goals and won 14 of 20 face-offs to lead the Blue Knights.

Pullen scored the game's first goal 50 seconds in, but Schmid tallied the first goal in modern program history when he evened the game 2:40 in. Sutton gave LVC its first lead with his first just over a minute later.

The Blue Knights tied it at 2-2 with Pullen's second goal, but LVC rattled off 10 unanswered goals starting with Sutton's man-down tally as they held MSMC scoreless in the second quarter and well into the third.

Mount Saint Mary fought back with three straight strikes in a two-minute span to make it 12-5, and got as close as 13-7 in the fourth after goals by Nick Powell and Pullen. But LVC controlled possession in the fourth and held MSMC to just four shots in the final 8:25 to secure the win.

Ethan Hilberg made six saves to pick up the win, while Zach Shaw stopped 15 as LVC held a dominating 46-20 shots advantage.

LVC will play its true home opener Wednesday at Arnold Field, hosting Husson at 3:30 p.m.