Season Recap: SMCM Men’s Lacrosse

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Men’s lacrosse started the season with three losses and two wins. In their first game, the team played against Roanoke College. Team member Patrick Mull ‘13 commented on the fist game, saying, “First up was Roanoke, and we played well considering the weather conditions we were playing in.  We were literally playing in the middle of a snowstorm, it was so bad that we used yellow balls and had to have the grounds crew clear the lines on the field after every quarter with leaf blowers.  We ended up losing in the end but it gave us confidence that we can play with the best teams in the country.”

The team went on to play against Dickinson College. Mull claimed that the confidence gained from their first game helped them go on to beat Dickinson. The St. Mary’s College athletics website described the game saying, “A third-period surge of six unanswered goals and four players recording multiple-point games propelled the St. Mary’s College of Maryland men’s lacrosse team to an exciting 12-9 non-conference victory over the No. 3 Dickinson College Red Devils on a blustery Saturday afternoon.” Senior John Dehm had a career high or goals and assists (three goals, two assists). Will Lerch ‘15, Stew D’Ambrogi ‘13, Riley Fink ‘13, Peter Windsor ‘12, and Mull all helped to score in this game.

The team then went on to a non- conference loss against Franklin and Marshall College. Mull described the game against Franklin and Marshall as “a setback.” Taylor Cook, ‘13, scored two goals in the game; the final score was 11-5.

In their next game against Muhlenburg College Mull said, “We responded well with our performance against Muhlenburg, winning 13-11, getting our record back to (.500) at (2-2).” Mull scored five points in this game, and Cook had his first career hat trick in a game (a hat trick in lacrosse is three points in one game).

Regarding the game against Denison University, Mull said, “Regaining some of that confidence we had after playing Dickinson, next up on the schedule was number 10 Denison. We played hard throughout the entire game and had a good chance of winning the game, but we were unable to make the plays when it mattered, whereas Denison was able to. We ended up losing 7-6.” Matt Tarrant ‘15, Ben Love ‘14, and Lerch all scored goals in this game.

Mull described the feeling of the team, saying, “Coming into the season, we were all determined to make sure that we didn’t have a repeat of last season’s performance. Recording a record of (6-9), our team was not going to accept having a repeat of what we did last year. Our ultimate goal is to compete for the Capital Athletic Conference championship, and to earn a spot in the NCAA Tournament. As for the rest of the season, we are all working extremely hard and we are excited at the oppurtunities that are ahead of us.”

On March 17, Seahawks won against Frostburg State University with a score of 14- 4. The team’s next game is a home and conference game against Marymount University at 4:00 p.m.

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