Marymount Edges Gwynedd-Mercy to Remain Unbeaten

Arlington, Va. Marymount remained undefeated on the year with an 8-6 victory over visiting Gwynedd-Mercy on Wednesday night. The Saints improve to 4-0 on the season.

Nico Burns led the Saints with three goals for a hat-trick while Matt Justice, Garrett Nealon, Jimmy Wendell, Chad Niergarth and Connor Kellogg each added one. Justice paced the Blue and White with a pair of assists with Nealon, Niergart and Wendell each chipping in another.

Defensively, Derek DiGiovanni (4-0) put together his third double-digit save game of the season with 13 saves between the pipes. Tyler DaSilva led MU with three caused turnovers to go with four ground balls.

Vince Lodato went 10 for 16 in the faceoff 'X' for Marymount and led the Blue and White with six ground balls.

Gwynedd-Mercy (0-2) opened the game with three unanswered goals in the first quarter before the Saints got on the board with Justice's goal at the 2:20 mark in the period. The Saints would take over the second quarter and outscore the Griffins 3-0 to take a 4-3 lead into haltime courtesy of a Nealon goal in the final seconds of the half.

In the third, GMC notched the only goal of the stanza to knot things up at 4-4 going into the final quarter. Gwynedd-Mercy would hit the opening goal of the fourth to give the Griffins the lead once again before back-to-back scores from Burns and Kellogg put MU up 6-5 with 8:24 to play. Another GMC goal 32 seconds later tied it up before Burns put home what would eventually be the game-winner with 5:41 remaining.

Matt Richter led Gwynedd-Mercy with two goals.

Marymount returns to action on Saturday as it hosts former Capital Athletic Conference foe Hood at Long Bridge Park. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m.

2014-03-06



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