Men's Lacrosse Downed by No. 6 Virginia, 18-11
Charlottesville, Va. (February 26, 2013)—Mount St. Mary's lost at No. 6 Virginia, 18-11, on Tuesday night. Brett Schmidt paced the Mount with three goals and two assists in the loss.
Schmidt opened the scoring in the game, converting an Andrew Scalley pass to give the Mount (2-2) a 1-0 first quarter advantage. Schmidt has now scored at least one goal in 32 consecutive games, the longest streak in the nation.
The Cavaliers (4-0) answered by scoring three goals in a span of 55 seconds to take a 3-1 lead after one quarter of play. Ryan Tucker scored with 3:24 left in the opening quarter, and Mark Cockerton made it 2-1 with an extra-man goal. Cockerton struck again just seven seconds later to make it 3-1.
The Mount's Eric Ososki scored to cut the deficit to 3-2 early in the second quarter, but Virginia's Mick Parks countered just 13 seconds later for a 4-2 lead. The Cavaliers were able to stretch the lead to 9-5 at the half, as Rob Emery scored four times in the second quarter.
Cody Lehrer's 10th goal of the season opened the second half scoring, allowing the Mount to cut the Virginia lead to 9-6. The Cavaliers, however, scored four of the next five goals to take a 13-7 lead before Schmidt and Lehrer notched consecutive scores to cut the deficit to 13-9 after three quarters of play.
Cockerton scored back-to-back goals to open the final quarter before Schmidt completed his hat trick to make the score 15-10. Virginia scored the next three goals before Bryant Schmidt closed out the scoring for the Mount.
Brett Schmidt led the Mount offense with three goals and two assists while Andrew Scalley chipped in a goal and three assists. Scalley leads the Mount with 23 points this season, including 21 over the past three games. Lehrer had two goals and an assist while Ososki and Daniel Stranix chipped in two goals each for the Mount.
Cockerton led Virginia with six goals and an assist with Emery adding four goals and an assist in the win. Nick O'Reilly chipped in a goal and four assists with Owen Van Arsdale adding two goals and two assists for the Cavaliers.
Adam Borgogelli made 16 saves for the Mount in the game, while Virginia's Dan Marino had six saves. The Cavaliers held a 51-34 advantage in shots and a 47-27 edge in ground balls.
Mount St. Mary's returns to action on Saturday, March 2nd, when Towson visits Waldron Family Stadium. Face-off is slated for 7:00 p.m.