Men's Lacrosse Falls to No. 2 Maryland in Season Opener

Men's Lacrosse Falls to No. 2 Maryland in Season Opener

College Park, Md. (February 12, 2013)--Mount St. Mary's opened the 2013 men's lacrosse season with a 23-6 loss at No. 2 Maryland on Tuesday.  Senior Andrew Scalley scored a pair of goals while graduate student Cody Lehrer chipped in a goal and three assists in the loss.

The Terrapins (1-0), coming off consecutive appearances in the NCAA Championship game, came out strong, scoring seven goals in the opening 10 minutes to take control of the game.  Scalley broke the Maryland streak with his 100th career goal with 2:27 left in the first quarter, but Maryland added another tally for an 8-1 lead after one quarter of play.

Maryland scored the opening four goals of the second quarter for a 12-1 lead before Clayton Wainer and Brett Schmidt scored for the Mount to make it 12-3 at the half.  Schmidt's score gives him a goal in 29 consecutive games, the second-longest streak in the nation.

Scalley and Lehrer scored back-to-back goals to cut Maryland's lead to 13-5 early in the third quarter, but the Terrapins sealed the win by scoring the next 10 goals.

Scalley's two goals give him 101 for his career at the Mount.  He is the 10th player in school history to reach 100 career goals.  Lehrer, who sat out last season as a redshirt, added four points on a goal and three assists.  He now has 97 career goals for the Mountaineers.

The Mount is back in action on Sunday, February 17, when Bucknell visits Waldron Family Stadium for the home opener.  The game starts at 1:00 p.m.