No. 8 Stevens Shuts Down Springfield in 2nd Half

Marks recorded five groundballs in the game, as well as four caused turnovers. Also with four caused turnovers was sophomore long stick midfielder Tim Culloty (Mahwah, N.J.). As a team, the Ducks forced the Pride into 14 turnovers.

Yando played all 60 minutes in cage for the Ducks and stopped nine shots to earn his third victory of the season. Yando also picked up a groundball in the win.

At the face-off 'X', senior midfielder Michael Steinhauser (Boonton Twp., N.J.) won eight of 18 face-offs and picked up a team-best seven groundballs. Steinhauser also forced a turnover.

Despite being on the wrong end of groundballs, 27-26 and face-offs won, 12-8, Stevens controlled the game with clears, turnovers and man-down defense. The Ducks held the edge in clears, 18-12, as Stevens was awarded 22 chances to Springfield's 16. The Pride struggled with the ball, turning it over 25 times in the game, compared to Stevens' 16. Stevens' defense also came up clutch in man-down situations, stopping the Pride from scoring on all five opportunities.

The Ducks will be on the road for the first time this season when they travel to play Muhlenberg College on March 7 at 4:00 p.m. After that game, Stevens will head to No. 11 Endicott College on the 10th for a tough road matchup.

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