Newark, Del. (February 22, 2014)—The Mount St. Mary's men's lacrosse team lost at Delaware, 15-5, on Saturday afternoon at Delaware Stadium. Mark Hojnoski led the Mountaineers with two goals in the game.
The Blue Hens (2-2) took the early lead on a Jackson Finigan score just 2:11 into the game. Mount goalkeeper Chris Klaiber made four saves in the opening quarter as the Mount trailed 1-0 after 15 minutes of play.
Delaware took control of the game in the second quarter, scoring four times to take a 5-0 advantage into the locker room. Chris Colaneri, Alex Martinelli, Dan Keane and Logan Aunon each scored for Delaware, who outshot the Mount 13-3 in the second quarter.
Delaware stretched the lead to 7-0 before the Mount (0-3) got on the scoreboard on Ryan Lamon's second goal of the season. Lamon scored on an extra-man opportunity on a feed from Bubba Johnson with 5:18 left in the third quarter. The Blue Hens responded with the next four goals, including a pair of Aunon. Hojnoski's extra-man goal with 1:30 left in the third cut the Mount's deficit to 11-2.
The Mount scored three times in the fourth quarter, including Bryden Pelletier's first goal with the Mountaineers, and Mike Pascali's first career goal. Hojnoski rounded out the scoring in the game with his second goal of the contest.
Delaware outshot the Mount, 44-22, in the game while holding a 31-21 advantage in ground balls. Hojnoski led the Mount with two goals while Matt Yates added a pair of assists. Nick Haley won 7-of-22 face-offs while collecting three ground balls.
For Delaware, Aunon led the offense with three goals while Finigan chipped in two goals and two assists. Keane added two goals and one assist with Steve DeLargy chipping in two goals.
In the cage, Klaiber made nine saves while allowing 12 goals in 45:59 of action. Frankie McCarthy allowed three goals with four saves in 14:01 of playing time.
The Mountaineers will host Virginia on Tuesday, February 25, at Waldron Family Stadium on campus. Face-off is set for 4:00 p.m.