March 29, 2014

Men’s Lacrosse Falls to #12 York (Pa.)

Arlington, Va. – Marymount University's men's lacrosse team dropped a 13-9 decision to 12th-ranked York (Pa.) in Capital Athletic Conference action on Saturday afternoon.  The Saints fall to 7-3 overall and 0-2 in league play.

Eight different Saints scored in the game with freshman Kellen McCarthy leading the way with a pair of goals.  Connor Kellogg, Jimmy Wendell, Garrett Nealon, Matt Justice, Nico Burns, Max Rowse and Chad Niergarth all added lone goals.

Tyler DaSilva and Connor Kellogg both notched a pair of assists with Jeremy Jones and Wendell each adding another.

Trading goals to start the game, York (8-3, 2-1 CAC) hit back-to-back scores to make it a 3-1 game at the 5:29 mark.  The Saints rallied, nailing a pair of goals in the final 2:12 including McCarthy's first with two seconds remaining in the frame to tie things up at 3-3.

York retook the lead in the second with three goals to start the stanza.  The Spartans held the Saints scoreless in the quarter until McCarthy added another last second goal, this time with 13 ticks remaining in the half, to salvage a 6-4 deficit going into halftime.

Coming out of the break, York looked to pull away courtesy of four unanswered goals in the first 10 minutes of the period.  Marymount responded with three of the next four goals in the game, spanning two quarters, to pull within 11-7 with just over 10 minutes remaining.  The Saints wouldn't be able to pull any closer from there as YCP answered Marymount goal-for-goal the rest of the way.

Defensively, Derek DiGiovanni and Jeremy Larkin combined for nine saves between the pipes with DiGiovanni hauling in five.  DaSilva was credited with three caused turnovers and a game-high eight ground balls.  Nick Hohman added five ground balls as well.

Tyler Hutson led York with four goals.

Marymount returns to action on Wednesday as it travels to face Wesley in CAC competition.