Men’s Lacrosse Posts Historic Win Over Washington College

Max Groen '19 | Photo Credit: Bill Wood
Max Groen '19 | Photo Credit: Bill Wood

ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. - St. Mary's College of Maryland men's lacrosse (6-3) posted a historic win over Washington College on Saturday (Mar. 16) afternoon, defeating the Shoremen 14-11. Washington College held a perfect 25-0 record over St. Mary's College before the Seahawks' victory today. St. Mary's College men's lacrosse has now won three-straight games.

St. Mary's - 14, Washington College - 11

How It Happened

  • Max Groen started his best game of the season with back-to-back goals in the first quarter to give the Seahawks a 2-0 lead. The Seahawks and Shoremen exchanged scores the rest of the quarter and St. Mary's College held a slim 3-2 lead at the end of the opening stanza.

  • The second quarter of action displayed solid defense as both squads only found the back of the net twice. Dominic Venanzi and Groen scored for the Seahawks and St. Mary's College brought a 5-4 lead into halftime.

  • Washington College came out of halftime looking strong with two scores for their first lead of the game. St. Mary's College answered with back-to-back goals from Venanzi and Groen to retake the lead, 7-6. Later in the quarter, the Seahawks put together a three goal scoring burst for a 10-7 lead with just over two minutes remaining in the third. Ben Claffee, Abe Hubbard, and Erich Wuesthoff beat the opposing goalkeeper for scores. The Shoremen capped off the quarter with a score and the Seahawks held a 10-8 lead heading into the final quarter of action.

  • The Shoremen opened the final quarter with a goal, bringing themselves within one of the Seahawks. Just when the Shoremen thought the captured the momentum, the Seahawks put the game away with three-straight scores for a 13-9 lead with just over three minutes left to play. Wuesthoff, Claffee, and Hubbard found the back of the cage during the run. Washington College outscored the Seahawks 2-1 the rest of the way, but the Seahawks came away with the victory.

Inside the Box Score

  • Groen led the Seahawks on the offensive end with his best game of the season, recording eight points off of four goals and four assists. Venanzi (2g, 2a) and Brown (4a) followed with four points each. Hubbard also made his mark on the offensive end with three goals.

  • Luke McWright was a ground ball machine this afternoon, scooping up a team-best six. Cristian Quiroa led the Seahawks with four caused turnovers, while Anthony Sparacino added three. In between the pipes, Ross Snodderly had another solid game with 10 saves.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Mar. 20 at Marymount - 4:00 p.m.

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