St. Mary's Pulls out a One-Goal Win at York

York, Pa. It came down to the wire in Saturday afternoon's Capital Athletic Conference contest between St. Mary's and host York, and St. Mary's pulled out an important 10-9 conference victory.

St. Mary's (8-4, 5-1 CAC) owned a two-goal lead with 3:41 remaining in the final period behind junior midfielder Taylor Cook's (Hollywood, Md./St. Mary's Ryken) fourth goal of the afternoon. However, York, who outscored the Seahawks 4-2 in the fourth quarter, pulled within one with just 34 ticks on the clock as first-year attacker Tyler Hutson (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) found the back of the net with his fourth tally of the day.

Junior midfielder Albert Mitchell (Shrewsbury, Mass./Saint John's) won the ensuing face-off and the Seahawks called a timeout with 22 seconds left. Following the timeout, York's junior defenseman Justin Gordon (Baltimore, Md./Archbishop Curley) caused a turnover in St. Mary's attacking third and first-year LSM Hogan Ross (Lancaster, Pa./Manheim Township) picked up the ground ball. The Spartans cleared the ball into their attacking end with eight seconds to go but failed to connect on a pass before time expired.

Cook paced the Seahawk offense with four goals while Mitchell and sophomore midfielder Gordy Long (Monkton, Md./St. Paul's School) each contributed two points on a goal and an assist. Mitchell dominated face-off X with a 15 of 19 effort while scooping up a game-high nine loose balls.

St. Mary's tallied a 3-1 advantage in the first stanza as Cook, first-year attacker Matt Tarrant (Mount Airy, Md./Urbana), and Long all found the back of the net.

The Seahawks headed into halftime with a 6-3 margin as Mitchell and Cook scored the first two goals of the second period before a pair of Hutson's goals sandwiched junior attacker Patrick Mull's (Fallston, Md./Fallston) eighth goal of the season.

Cook's man-up goal to start the third period gave St. Mary's a four-goal cushion before York scored two consecutive goals in under two minutes to close the gap to 7-5 at 9:14. Junior attacker Stew D'Ambrogi (Severna Park, Md./Severn School) sent the Seahawks into the final period with a three-goal margin with his goal at 0:33.

York (6-5, 2-3 CAC) notched three of the first four goals of the fourth quarter to come within 9-8 at 7:17 as sophomore midfielder Seth Krolus (Westminster, Md./Loyola Blakefield) scored twice.

York outshot the Seahawks, 31-24, and senior Stu Wheeler (Baltimore, Md./St. Paul's School) denied four Spartan shots in 49 minutes of action.

St. Mary's will be back in action next Saturday, April 14th as the Seahawks welcome Wesley College (2-9) to Seahawk Stadium for league action at 1:00 pm.

2012-04-08



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