Top Moment No. 3: Wagner Caught In A Trapp
EMMITSBURG, Md. – The day the women's lacrosse team defeated Sacred Heart with a thrilling 10-9 come-from-behind was the end to a magnificent day in Mount Athletics. Earlier in the day, the Mount men's lacrosse team defeated Wagner 22-5 to clinch the inaugural Northeast Conference regular season title. In that win against the Seahawks, faceoff specialist Ben Trapp went 21-for-21 on faceoffs to tie the second-best single-game mark in NCAA Division I history to scoop up the No. 3 Moment in our 2010-11 Top-20 Moments Countdown.
Wagner did not have a shot against Trapp on the afternoon of Apr. 23. The senior went 21-for-21 on the day, including grabbing 14 of the ground balls himself. Zach Smith (Sacred Heart) holds the record by winning all 25 of his face-offs against Hartford on April 25, 2007 while Alex Smith of Delaware was 21-for-21 on face-offs against Wagner on February 28, 2006.
Mount St. Mary's jumped out to a 5-1 lead after the first quarter against the Seahawks, thanks in part to Trapp's efforts in the circle. The senior went 7-for-7 in the opening quarter, winning the faceoff at 15:00, 9:46, 8:01, 7:27, 4:22, 3:43 and 2:53. Trapp scooped up the ground ball on each faceoff with the exception of when teammate Brendan Harrison grabbed the loose ball at 3:43 in the first quarter.
In the second quarter, the Mount remained unstoppable in the circle by taking all eight faceoffs. Trapp won six of those eight in the period. The senior scooped up the ground ball to start the quarter before a procedure call gave Trapp the win at 11:41. Mark Burns helped keep the streak alive when he grabbed the ball off the faceoff at 11:19 before Trapp earned his eighth ground ball off the faceoff at 8:42. Harrison scooped up the ground ball off the faceoff at 3:54 before Trapp concluded a 13-for-13 first half by winning faceoff and picking up the loose ball at 2:23.
Mount St. Mary's remained perfect on the faceoff through three quarters after winning all seven in the stanza and a total of 22 in the game. Trapp won three of the seven in the quarter to improve to 16-for-16 on the day. Harrison grabbed the ground ball to start the second half before Trapp earned the ground ball off the faceoff at 9:25 and 2:47.
Trapp won five faceoffs in the final stanza to tie Smith's mark for the second-best in NCAA Division I history. A procedure call gave Trapp the win to start the quarter before Brian Baldini scooped up the loose ball at 10:46. The senior finished his afternoon by winning the faceoff himself at 7:18, 3:36 and 1:46. Wagner stopped the streak of 23-straight Mount faceoffs won at 14:02 in the fourth quarter, but the Mount won 28 of the 31 in the contests thanks in part to the efforts of Trapp. The Mount won the game 22-5 and clinched the inaugural NEC regular season title, but the day and our No. 3 Moment belongs to Trapp.
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We are inching closer to the Top Moment of 2010-11 and only have two spots left. Remember to come back on Wednesday to see the No. 2 spot on the Mount's Top-20 Moments of 2010-11!
Schedule Of Release For The 2010-11 Top-20 Moments Countdown
No. 20: Bernard And Kinsella Continue All-NEC Honors At NEC Cross Country Championships
No. 19: Mount Adds Videos, Social Media Outlets And New Website
No. 18: DiBartolo Becomes All-Time Career Saves Leader
No. 17: Stern Scores Game-Winner Against Bryant In Final Collegiate Contest
No. 16: Roe Wins Gettysburg Fall Invitational
No. 15: O'Grady Finishes Ninth; Men's Golf Places Third At NEC Championships
No. 14: Griffth And Yam First Swimmers In Team History To Earn Medals
No. 13: Scheitrum Scores A Basket On Senior Day
No. 12: Gibilisco Participates In NCAA East Preliminary Round
No. 11: Everist Ties Program Record For Career Home Runs
No. 10: Brittenham Sets Mount Division I Mark With Seven-Straight Complete Games
No. 9: Ashley DeCruise Named Most Outstanding Track Athlete At NEC Championships
No. 8: Wheeler Breaks Mount Division I Single-Season And Career Goal Marks
No. 7: Women's 4x400 Relay Destroys Program Record At Penn Relays
No. 6: Detzel Highlights Student-Athletes Work In The Classroom
No. 5: The Shot Heard Around Emmitsburg
No. 4: Playoff Run For A Great Price
No. 3: Wagner Caught In A Trapp
No. 2: Wednesday, August 10, 2011
No. 1: Friday, August 12, 2011