Marywood Drops Decision at Saint Vincent in Opener

Latrobe, PA Saint Vincent outscored Marywood 4-1 in the fourth quarter of Saturday afternoon's non-conference men's lacrosse game and netted the game-winning goal with just 1:19 to play in regulation as the Bearcats pulled out an 8-7 victory. Saint Vincent improves to 1-1 on the season while the Pacers will take a 0-1 mark into Wednesday night's game at nationally-ranked Lynchburg College.

Dante Frederico opened the scoring for Marywood with an unassisted goal just over three minutes into Saturday's contest, but Saint Vincent leveled the score on a Will DeLanoy tally with 7:43 to play in the first quarter.

Tied at 1-1 after the first 15 minutes of play, Marywood rattled off four straight goals to hold a 5-1 lead with 8:37 remaining in the second period. Joe LaBella, Frederico, Riley Dobel, and Andrew Alberalla found net during the run. The Bearcats responded with two goals of their own to narrow their deficit to 5-3 heading into halftime, and then drew to within one when DeLanoy scored 4:13 into the third quarter.

With 4:04 to play in the third stanza, Marcus Janda tallied a man-up goal assisted by Sam Trill to give Marywood a 6-4 advantage heading into the final period.

Saint Vincent scored the first three goals of the fourth quarter and took their first lead of the game with 3:40 left on the clock as DeLanoy completed his hat-trick. The Pacers responded just 28 seconds later though when Chris Riley fed Taylor Goldson, who netted his first collegiate goal with 3:12 to play, leveling the score at 7-apiece. However, the Bearcats would get the game-winning goal from Alex Walsh with 1:19 to play and held Marywood off the board to pull out the win.

Saint Vincent, who was led by DeLanoy's three goal, one assist game, held a 36-31 advantage in shots for the game and a 31-28 edge in groundballs. Mike Diggs added two goals and an assist and Walsh finished with two goals in the win. The Bearcats also won 11 of the game's 16 face-offs. Adam Gunter made 10 saves to pick up the win in goal for Saint Vincent.

Frederico scored two goals to led Marywood's attack while LaBella added a goal and one assists as the Pacers got points from eight different players. Defensemen Nick Johnson and John Pelligrini tied for a game-high with seven ground balls apiece while Chris Vogel joined Johnson and Pelligrini with two caused turnovers apiece. Nicholas Cornella turned in a 14-save performance in Marywood's cage.

Marywood went 2-6 on extra-man opportunities while holding the Bearcats scoreless in six man-up chances. The Pacers were an efficient 29-35 on clear attempts while forcing Saint Vincent into eight failed clear in 34 opportunities.

Marywood will be back in action on Wednesday evening when they take on Lynchburg College, currently ranked ninth in the nation, in a non-conference contest scheduled for 7:00 p.m. in Lynchburg, VA.

2012-03-03



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