Mull Sets Record as St. Mary's Dominates Frostburg

Frostburg, Md. Junior attackman Patrick Mull (Fallston, Md./Fallston) set a single-game school record for assists with seven as St. Mary's opened up Capital Athletic Conference action with a 14-4 win at Frostburg State Saturday afternoon.

Mull finished the afternoon with a career-best eight points on one goal and career-high seven helpers while first-year midfielder Will Lerch (Lothian, Md./Calverton School) also had a solid game for the Seahawks with four goals for his second hat trick of the season.

Other offensive contributors for St. Mary's were first-year attacker Matt Tarrant (Mount Airy, Md./Urbana) and junior midfielder Taylor Cook (Hollywood, Md./St. Mary's Ryken). Tarrant notched his first career hat trick as Tarrant added four points (3G, 1A) while Cook also collected his second hat trick of the season.

Cook scored all three of his goals in the first quarter as he netted three of the game's first four goals for a 3-1 Seahawk lead at 7:20. St. Mary's headed into the second period with a 5-1 margin as Tarrant and Lerch found the back of the net. Lerch's goal came in the last second of the quarter.

It was all St. Mary's (3-3, 1-0 CAC) in the second stanza as Tarrant netted two goals, Lerch picked up his second of the day and junior midfielder Stew D'Ambrogi (Severna Park, Md./Severn School) tallied a man-up score at 12:11 to start off the second period. The Seahawks owned a 9-1 halftime advantage.

St. Mary's doubled up on the Frostburg State Bobcats in the third quarter by a 4-2 margin. Lerch and Mull notched the first two goals of the second half while the Bobcats scored two of the next three goals for a 12-3 Seahawk lead at 3:13. First-year attackman Eric Simon (Gaithersburg, Md./Quince Orchard) nabbed his first collegiate goal at 1:06 to end the third period.

Frostburg State (2-6, 0-1 CAC) scored 13 seconds into the fourth quarter and then neither team scored for the next 12:28. Senior attacker John Dehm (Trumbull, Conn./Middlesex School [Mass.]) notched the final goal of the game at 2:19 for the 14-4 final.

Defensively, sophomore defenseman Tripp Trainor (Severn, Md./Gilman School) led the effort for St. Mary's with five caused turnovers and two ground balls while senior goalie Stu Wheeler (Baltimore, Md./St. Paul's School) made 10 stops in 49 minutes of action.

Frostburg State edged the Seahawks in shots (32-30), ground balls (32-29), and face-offs (11-20) but St. Mary's rattled the Bobcat goalkeepers as the duo only registered four saves.

It'll be a quick turnaround for St. Mary's as the Seahawks are back in action this Monday, March 19, welcoming SUNY Oneonta (1-2) to Seahawk Stadium for non-conference action at 4:00 pm.


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