ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. - The St. Mary's College of Maryland men's lacrosse team (1-0) hosted the Randolph College Wildcats (0-1) in their season opener on Saturday (Feb. 8) afternoon. The Seahawks blew past the Wildcats by a final score of 22-1 for their first victory of the season.
St. Mary's College - 22, Randolph - 1
How It Happened
Much like the entire game, the Seahawks dominated the first frame of play by outscoring the Wildcats 7-0. Dominic Venanzi (2), Ben Claffee (2), Jude Brown (2), and Abe Hubbard found the back of the net in the scoring streak. Brown was also credited with three assists during the Seahawks first seven scores.
Claffee tallied his third goal of the game at the 10:57 mark of the second quarter, but the Wildcats answered minutes later with their only goal of the contest. Next, the Seahawks finished the opening half strong with four unanswered goals. Jeremiah Clemmer (2), Erich Wuesthoff, and Jack Brocato ripped shots into the back of the cage to end the half.
From there, the Seahawks poured it on with 10 unanswered goals to end the game. Claffee added two more goals to his stat line with one on a man-up opportunity. Brocato also recorded two more scores in the Seahawk scoring frenzy. Jack Conway made the most of his playing time in the second half by tallying three goals. Walker Krizman, Austin Brown, and Hubbard each found the back of the net once to end the contest, respectively.
Inside the Box Score
Brown led the Seahawks on the offensive end with eight total points, notching two goals and six assists. Brocato and Claffee followed with five points each. Additionally, Conway and Clemmer capped off their afternoon with four points each.
Luke McWright hustled for a team-best seven ground balls and also caused two turnovers. Alex Pfaff made his presence known on the defensive end causing a team-high four turnovers. In goal, Kyrle Pries eliminated the Wildcat scoring opportunities by gathering 10 saves.
As a team, the Seahawks held the advantage in faceoffs, winning 17 of 26. The Seahawks also finished a perfect 33 of 33 in their clearing opportunities.
Up Next for the Seahawks
Feb. 15 vs. Dickinson | 12:00 p.m. | at Sparks, Maryland | US Lacrosse Hall of Fame
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