St. Mary's Downs Wesley in CAC Tourney First Round

St. Mary's City, Md. The St. Mary's College of Maryland men's lacrosse will get a second shot at No. 3 Stevenson University in the semifinals of the 2010 Capital Athletic Conference Men's Lacrosse Tournament as the third-seeded Seahawks eliminated sixth-seeded Wesley College, 13-8, in first-round action on a windy Sunday afternoon. St. Mary's (9-5) will face No. 2 seed Stevenson in Owings Mills on Wednesday, April 24 in semifinal action at 4:00 pm.

Sophomore midfielder Billy Scheurer (Telford, Pa./Souderton Area) finished the afternoon with a career-high three goals to pace the Seahawks while first-year midfielder Patrick Mull (Fallston, Md./Fallston) dished out four assists. Attackmen Dennis Rosson (Severna Park, Md./Severn) and Michael Mules (Ellicott City, Md./Boys' Latin) contributed two goals as well.

Wesley (3-11) staked an early lead in the first period, edging the Seahawks, 2-1. Midfielders Nick Piscano (Kings Park, N.Y./Kings Park) and Eric Crumbock (Levittown, Pa./Truman) both netted goals to give the Wolverines a 2-0 margin at 7:16. Rosson notched a man-up goal at 1:11 to avoid the shutout.

St. Mary's responded in the second quarter with seven goals as the Seahawks outscored Wesley, 7-2, picking up the quarter's first six goals. Scheurer scored twice in nearly a minute to boost his team's lead to 5-2 at 11:53. Wesley netted a pair in the final six minutes to head into intermission with an 8-4 deficit.

Piscano notched three goals to lead the Wesley offense while Crumbock and junior attackman Justin D'Alonzo (Prospect Park, Pa./Interboro) both added two.

Things were even in the third with each side finding the back of the net three times, including Piscano's unassisted goal with 44 seconds left to pull Wesley within 11-7. Rosson and Mules sandwiched D'Alonzo's 19th goal of the season in the fourth stanza for the 13-8 final.

First-year midfielder Albert Mitchell (Shrewsbury, Mass./Saint John's) won 11 of 20 face-offs and scooped up eight loose balls to help the Seahawks post a 35-23 advantage in ground balls while St. Mary's outshot the Wolverines 46-24.

Junior Stu Wheeler (Baltimore, Md./St. Paul's) made three stops through three quarters of play in picking up his eighth win of the season. First-year Matt Ryan (Tinton Falls, N.J./Red Bank Catholic) picked up seven saves in the loss.

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ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. - Wesley College scored the game's first two goals, but St. Mary's (Md.) scored the next seven and went on to win 13-8 in the Capital Athletic Conference first round.

The Wolverines (3-11) took advantage of an early Seahawk (9-5) penalty as Nick Pisacano (King's Park, N.Y./King's Park) scored 1:18 into the game on an extra man opportunity with an assist from Brad Smith (Glen Burnie, Md./Old Mill). Eric Crumbock (Levittown, Pa./Truman) gave Wesley a two-goal lead with a score with 7:16 to go in the first quarter.

St. Mary's caught fire near the end of the first, scoring seven times in less than eight minutes, beginning with a man up tally by Dennis Rosson with 1:11 to play in the period. Ryan Alexander and Chris Morihlatko each scored in the opening minute of the second quarter to put the Seahawks ahead 3-2.

JP Lennon scored on a man advantage with 9:27 left in the half to put St. Mary's ahead by five before Wesley got on the board with Crumbock's second goal of the half with 6:00 left in the half. Both squads scored once more before the end of the half to give St. Mary's an 8-4 lead at the break.

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2010-04-18



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