Frostburg State vs. Catholic
February 25, 2012
The Game Story:
FROSTBURG, Md. - Sophomore Phil Hess scored twice and classmate Ryan Serio handed out three assists, but it wasn't enough as the Frostburg State men's lacrosse team fell to Catholic, 11-6, on a snowy and windy Saturday afternoon.

Catholic scored five-straight goals over the second, third and fourth quarters to push its record to 2-1 on the season. The loss drops the Bobcats to an even 1-1.

With the contest knotted at 1-1, CUA scored three-straight goals over the final 9:05 of the first quarter and the first 3:25 of the second to open a 4-1 edge.

The Bobcats took advantage of a Cardinal penalty to end the scoring drought with 7:21 left in the second. As a 30-second penalty for offsides was about to expire, Serio scored off a pass from freshman Devin Colegrove as the Bobcats trailed 4-2. Less than a minute later, Serio found senior Dan Dowd for his only goal of the afternoon as FSU trailed just 4-3.

The Cardinals then used a run of five goals over the second, third and fourth quarters to open up a 9-3 lead. The first goal of the outburst handed the visitors a 5-3 lead at halftime while a 3-0 scoring advantage in the third propelled them to an 8-3 lead with just one quarter to play.

After Catholic scored first in the fourth, Bobcat freshman Greg Bourne scored off a feed from Serio to cut into the deficit (9-4) with 12:33 to play. However, the Cardinals added two more goals for an 11-4 lead with 7:29 showing.

The Bobcat closed out the scoring with the game's final two goals. Hess scored an unassisted tally at 5:48 and Serio found freshman Chris Rios with 15 seconds showing to end the afternoon.

Despite the loss, FSU sophomore Billy Lark won 13-of-20 faceoffs and picked up four groundballs. Sophomore Zach Douglas led all Frostburg players with six groundballs, while sophomore Tyler Haines made 10 saves in net. Serio finished with one goal and three assists while Hess added two scores.

Chris Fuccillo, Tyler Catalani and Brendan Englert each scored three times to lead Catholic.