Mighty Macs Rally Past Hornets for CSAC Win

IMMACULATA, Pa. - Immaculata University held visiting Shenandoah scoreless over the final 15:49 Saturday afternoon to emerge victorious in a 16-11 CSAC men's lacrosse victory.

Playing in a driving rainstorm that forced a delay with just over five minutes to play in the third quarter, Immac (5-7, 2-2 CSAC) scored the final eight goals of the game to keep the Hornets winless on the season.

Shenandoah (0-13, 0-5) had led 11-8 heading into the final stanza thanks to a Courtney Ledden to Bryan Pope goal with 49 seconds remaining in the third.

This goal gave SU an 11-8 advantage and extended a lead that it first took at the 11:26 mark of the second when Ledden set up Tyler Keegan to put the Hornets up 5-4.

After Pope put Shenandoah up 6-4 with a man-up goal 28 seconds after Keegan's tally, the Mighty Macs scored two of the next three to tie it at 7-7 2:40 into the second half.

This initial goal of the second started a period in which SU outscored its hosts 4-2 to take the 11-8 lead as the fourth quarter started.

Immaculata began its comeback with a goal at 14:04 of the fourth before Joey Shallow tied it at 11-11 with 8:04 remaining.

Ben Tuscai tallied the eventual game-winner with an unassisted goal at the 6:59 mark.

The Mighty Macs outshot SU 43-26, scooped up 45 of 88 groundballs and won 20 of 29 faceoffs.

Pope led the Hornets with four goals while PJ Cooper added three goals and one assist.

Shenandoah is back in action on Saturday with a non-league contest against Bethany (W. Va.).

2011-04-16



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