Visiting Gwynedd-Mercy Hands Hornets Sixth Straight Loss

WINCHESTER, Va. - Visiting Gwynedd-Mercy sent Shenandoah University down to its sixth straight men's lacrosse defeat with a 16-7 CSAC victory Saturday afternoon on Sprint Field at Shentel Stadium.

The Griffins (8-4, 3-2 CSAC) scored five of the game's first six goals and never looked back against Shenandoah (2-11, 0-5).

Junior PJ Cooper tallied the Hornets first goal, scoring off of a Joe Avveduti feed at 9:22 to make it 2-1 in favor of Gwynedd-Mercy, but SU would get no closer.

GW reeled off three straight until Hornets freshman Matt Henderickson scored unassisted with exactly two minutes remaining in the first.

Shenandoah was able to keep the margin at three goals by answering a Griffins tally with a Kevin Totaro to Gregory Love EMO goal at 10:17 of the second, but Gwynedd again had a response.

The Griffins scored nine of the game's next 10 goals, broken up only by a Cooper goal at 5:51 of the second, to lead 15-4 with just over two minutes remaining in the third.

SU made its biggest run at this point, scoring three straight to cut it 15-7 with 4:19 remaining. Totaro figured in all three of these goals, scoring the first one himself before assisting Jimmy Bungert and Henderickson at 14:33 and 4:19 of the fourth, respectively.

Griffins middle Nicholas Coan led all scorers with three goals and four assists while Totaro and a goal and three assists for the Hornets.

Gwynedd-Mercy outshot its hosts 28-27 while SU won 17 of 25 at the faceoff 'x' and scooped up 32 of the game's 61 groundballs.

Shenandoah completes its season with a Thursday CSAC contest against Neumann. Game time is 4:00 p.m.


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