Mount St. Mary's Defeats Northeast Conference Leader Bryant, 10-9, on Senior Day

Mount St. Mary's Defeats Northeast Conference Leader Bryant, 10-9, on Senior Day

Emmitsburg, Md. (April 20, 2013)--Cody Lehrer scored a game-high four goals as Mount St. Mary's topped Bryant, 10-9, in men's lacrosse action at Waldron Family Stadium on Saturday afternoon.  The Mount (5-9, 1-3 NEC) rallied from a two-goal third-quarter deficit to earn the victory over the Northeast Conference leading Bulldogs. 

After Bryant's Brian Schlansker scored an extra-man goal two minutes into the third quarter to give the Bulldogs a 6-4 lead, the Mount responded with a four-goal run to take an 8-6 advantage.  Graduate student Jake Willertz started the streak when he tucked home a pass from Brett Schmidt with 6:13 left in the third quarter.

Senior Connor Carey evened the score with his fifth goal of the year on a feed from Scalley, and the Mountaineers grabbed the lead on Lehrer's third goal of the game with 2:49 left in the quarter.  Lehrer then connected for an extra-man goal just over a minute and a half later to give the Mountaineers an 8-6 lead heading into the final quarter.

Shane Morrell cut the Mount advantage to 8-7 early in the final quarter, but Christian Durham's first goal of the season with 9:01 left in the game pushed the Mount lead back to two.  Bryant again cut the deficit to one a goal from Collin Gantz with 6:38 remaining.

Mount St. Mary's goalkeeper Adam Borgogelli then made a pair of clutch saves, including one on an Alex Zomerfeld shot with 2:30 on the clock.  The Mount took over a minute off the clock before calling timeout.

Scalley had the ball in the corner, and broke through three Bryant defenders to feed Bryant Schmidt, who scored into the empty net as Bryant was double-teaming on the play.

Bryant's Colin Dunster scored with 5.6 seconds on the clock to make the score 10-9, but the Mount's Jon Marsalese won the ensuing face-off and the clock expired.

Scalley finished with two goals and four assists to pace the Mount offense in the victory.  The senior, on of 22 Mount players playing their final home game, now has a league-best 63 points on the year.  His six-point game moves him into second place on the Mount's all-time scoring list with 217 career points.

Lehrer's four-goal outburst gives him 26 goals on the season and 122 for his Mount career.  Senior Brett Schmidt had a pair of assists, but was held without a goal, snapping his nation-leading 41-game goal scoring streak.

Borgogelli made 11 saves in the victory while Marsalese won 11-of-23 face-offs while picking up a team-high nine ground balls. 

Dunster paced Bryant with three goals while Peter McMahon had a goal and two assists. Gunnar Waldt made 12 saves in 58:42 of action for Bryant.

The Bulldogs held a 37-32 edge in shots, but the Mount had a 30-25 advantage in ground balls.

After Mason Poli scored for Bryant to open the game, Lehrer connected for a pair of goals to stake the Mount to a 2-1 advantage.  Dunster and Gantz, however, closed the quarter with goals to give Bryant a 3-2 lead.

In the second quarter, McMahon and Dunster scored for Bryant while Scalley scored both of his goals in the period for the Mount.  Scalley's second goal was with 12 seconds left in the half, cutting the deficit to 5-4 at the break.

The Mount closes out the 2013 season at Wagner on Saturday, April 27, at 1:00 p.m.

Game Notes:  This was a rematch of last year's Northeast Conference Championship game won by Bryant, 12-6...Prior to the game, the Mount honored its senior class of 16 student-athletes...The Mount is now 2-4 all-time against Bryant in the all-time series.