Mount Men's Lacrosse Downed by No. 13 Drexel, 14-11

Mount Men's Lacrosse Downed by No. 13 Drexel, 14-11

Philadelphia, Pa. (March 16, 2013)—Mount St. Mary's lost at No. 13 Drexel, 14-11, on Saturday afternoon in men's lacrosse action.  Brett Schmidt paced the Mountaineers with five goals in the loss.

In a game that featured several scoring runs, it was Drexel that came away with the final surge to earn the victory.  The Mountaineers held a 10-8 lead with 1:47 left in the third quarter on Brett Schmidt's fifth goal of the game.  The Dragons countered by scoring the next five goals of the game en route to the win.

Robert Church's third goal of the game with 47 seconds left in the third quarter cut the Mount lead to 10-9.  Ryan Belka scored an extra-man goal 37 seconds into the fourth to even the score.  Frank Fusco put Drexel ahead with 12:23 left, and Ben McIntosh scored consecutive goals for a 13-10 lead with 8:06 remaining.

Bryant Schmidt cut the Mount's deficit to 13-11 with 4:41 left in the game, but Church scored with 1:13 left to seal the win for Drexel.

Brett Schmidt finished with five goals and an assist to pace the Mount (4-5) in the game.  Eric Ososki and Cody Lehrer had two goals each for the Mount while Andrew Scalley added a goal and three assists and Bryant Schmidt a goal and two assists in the loss. 

Church led Drexel with four goals and three assists while McIntosh added four goals and an assist.  Belka had four points on a goal and three assists.

The Mount rallied from a four-goal first quarter deficit to take an 8-7 lead at the half.  The Dragons came out strong in the game, with Andrew Vivian and McIntosh each scoring a pair of goals for the 4-0 advantage.  Mount St. Mary's started to get back into the game when Ososki scored with just six seconds left in the first quarter to make it 4-1.

Scalley's first goal of the contest just under five minutes into the second quarter cut the deficit to 4-2, and then Brett Schmidt converted a Scalley pass for his first goal of the game 23 seconds later to make it a one-goal game.  Schmidt then evened the score at 4-4 forty seconds later with his second goal of the afternoon.

Aaron Prosser stopped the Mount's four-goal run, but Schmidt connected for his third goal of the quarter to tie the game at 5-5.  Drexel's Church tallied back-to-back goals to give the Dragons a 7-5 advantage, but the Mount scored the three goals in the final 2:43 of the half to take an 8-7 lead at the break. 

Brett Schmidt started the run with his fourth goal of the quarter, while Lehrer connected for back-to-back goals to give the Mount the lead.  Lehrer scored with 1:09 left in the half to even the score, and then gave the Mount its first lead of the game with 15 seconds remaining.

Mount St. Mary's outshot Drexel, 35-30, in the game.  Jon Marsalese won 14-of-28 face-offs for the Mountaineers while collecting nine ground balls.  Adam Borgogelli made seven saves in the loss while Drexel's Cal Winkelman had nine saves in the win.

The Mount is back in action at UMBC on Saturday, March 23, at 1:00 p.m.

Game Notes:  Brett Schmidt has now scored a goal in 37 consecutive games, the longest scoring streak in the nation…Scalley has scored a goal in 18 consecutive games, and now leads the Mount with 51 points on 25 goals and 26 assists this year.