ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. – An early start for St. Mary's College of Maryland put the Marymount men's lacrosse team behind too far to overcome the deficit, falling on the road in a CAC matchup, 11-3.
The first quarter saw the Seahawks jump out ahead by three goals before the Saints put away their first, as freshman Jonah Mackiewicz went unassisted on the finish with 2:01 remaining to cut off the St. Mary's stretch. However, in the final minute, the Seahawks found the back of the net two more times to take a 5-1 lead into the second frame.
In the middle two quarters, Marymount won four of the five faceoffs including a perfect 3-for-3 in the third quarter, but the offense couldn't get past St. Mary's goalkeeper Ross Snodderly, who roped in four saves in the stretch. On the other end, the Seahawks added four more through the two quarters to take a 9-1 advantage.
In the final 15 minutes, the Saints worked off 12 shots to the Seahawks' seven, but again Snodderly wouldn't allow MU to make a late comeback, pulling in five more saves to bring his total to 11 for the day.
Two shots did make it past the keeper though, seeing junior Sean Friedman score an unassisted goal while Marymount was a man down. With 10 minutes left, the second went in when Mackiewicz found junior Josh McIvor for the finish.
The Saints won the faceoff game, going 11-for-17 for the day. Junior Christian Lutz went 10-for-16 to pace the game at centerfield.
Marymount returns home for another CAC battle on Saturday, April 7, hosting No. 17 Christopher Newport University at Long Bridge Park. The game is labeled the annual Wade's Army game. Start time is set for 1 p.m.