Emmitsburg, Md. (April 29, 2017) – Chris Blewitt and Hayes McGinley combined for 12 points to lead Saint Joseph's to a 15-11 victory over Mount St. Mary's University in the regular season finale on Saturday afternoon at Waldron Family Stadium.
Mount St. Mary's honored Kelton Heverly, Ryan Lamon, Matt McGloin, Mike Pascali, Mikey Ripa, Spencer Smith, Cameron Stone, Matty Yates and Kevin Verkler with a pregame ceremony as part of Senior Day to honor their contributions to the program and University throughout their time at the Mount.
Blewitt tallied a game-high seven points on a pair of goals and five assists, and McGinley netted four goals and added one assist to pace the Hawks on the afternoon. T.J. Jones earned the win between the pipes, stopping 12 shots in the contest.
For the Mount, Brenden McCarthy (2g, 2a) and Spencer Smith (3g) led the way with a combined seven points. Bubba Johnson registered a pair of goals, and seniors Mikey Ripa and Ryan Lamon tallied one apiece. Rookie Evan Falkowski netted the first goal of his career in the fourth quarter.
Saint Joseph's jumped ahead by four scores at the end of the first period, and James Bohlinger tallied the first goal of the second to make it 6-2 Hawks.
Ripa and Smith registered back-to-back scores for the Mount midway through the second in a span of 40 seconds to pull the Mountaineers within a pair, 6-4.
After two straight goals from Saint Joseph's, Smith scored the final goal of the half, his second of the game, to close the gap to 8-5 heading into the break.
The Mount scored the opening two goals of the third quarter as Smith and Johnson found the back of the net, but the Hawks answered with tallies from Jason Kelly and Blewitt to push their advantage back to three, 10-7.
SJU netted three unanswered goals early in the fourth to extend its lead to 13-8. The Mountaineers responded with tallies from Johnson and Falkowski to bring them within three, 13-10, with 6:28 remaining, but the Hawks were able to hold on for the 15-11 victory.
Mount St. Mary's outshot Saint Joseph's 43-35 in the contest, and also held a 34-25 advantage in ground balls.
Saint Joseph's closes out the season at 5-9 overall and 2-4 in the NEC, while the Mount finishes at 4-10 on the year and 1-5 in conference.