Marymount Uses Strong Q3 to Defeat Shenandoah

WINCHESTER, Va. - Visiting Marymount used a strong third quarter to down Shenandoah, 12-6, in non-conference action Wednesday evening.

Shenandoah (5-5) scored the opening two goals of the contest, holding Marymount (7-2) off the board in the first quarter, only to see MU tally nine of the game's next 10 goals to take control of the contest.

Thanks to a Frank Tejera goal at 4:33 of the second and a Connor Kellogg goal for the Saints 1:28 later, the two teams entered halftime tied at 3-3.

Marymount opened the third by scoring the initial six goals of the stanza, holding SU without a goal until Aaron Paul scored the first of two straight 1:44 before the end of the period.

Paul, at 13:10 and Tejera, at 11:19, put together a three-goal run for the hosts to make it 9-6 in favor of Marymount, but this would be as close as coach Tim Marshall's squad would get.

MU scored the final three goals of the game to provide the final margin of victory.

Tejera and Paul both had two goals for the Hornets with Tilghman Sanders adding an goal and an assist while Drew Brooks had two assists.

The Saints outshot Shenandoah 36-24, owned a 30-29 advantage in groundballs and won 16 of 22 faceoffs.

Hornets goalie Ben Judy had six saves with two Marymount goalies making a total of 11 stops.

SU is on the road on Sunday for an ODAC game at nationally-ranked Lynchburg.

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Winchester, Va. – Marymount wrapped up the non-conference portion of its schedule with a 12-6 victory on the road at Shenandoah on Wednesday night. The Saints improve to 7-2 on the season, tying last year’s win total and the most since the 2001 campaign.

Connor Kellogg led the Saints with a season-high four goals while Kellen McCarthy and Matt Justice added two each. Garrett Nealon, Tyler DaSilva, Jimmy Wendell and Max Johnson all chipped in lone goals as well.

Kellogg, McCarthy, Justice and Nealon all logged assists in the win.

Shenandoah (5-5) led early, shutting the Saints out in the first quarter en route to a 2-0 lead. Marymount responded in the second frame, outscoring the Hornets 3-1 to force a 3-3 tie going into halftime.

The Saints established control in the third by opening the stanza with six unanswered goals, including back-to-back man-down goals from Justice and Kellogg, to take firm control of the contest. Shenandoah would score the next three goals overlapping the final quarters but MU closed things out with three-straight goals in the fourth to seal the win.

Defensively, Derek DiGiovanni picked up his seventh win of the year while collecting 10 saves between the pipes. DaSilva paced the Blue and White with seven ground balls while Vince Lodato added six.

Marymount dominated faceoffs on the night, winning 16-of-22 trips to the center ‘X’. Lodato went 14-for-20 while Johnson was a perfect 2-for-2.

Frank Tejera and Aaron Paul led Shenandoah with two goals each.

Marymount returns to action on Saturday as it hosts York (Pa.) in Capital Athletic Conference action. Game time is set for 4 p.m.

2014-03-26



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