St. Mary's Men's Lacrosse Flies Past Ferrum in Season-Opener

Connor Quinn '18 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood
Connor Quinn '18 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood

For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · nmoran@smcm.edu

Leonardtown, Md. – Nine different players found the back of the net for the St. Mary's College of Maryland men's lacrosse team Saturday afternoon in a dominating season-opening win. The Seahawks picked up a 14-3 non-conference win over Ferrum College in a constant downpour at St. Mary's Ryken High School.

The Basics

  • Score: St. Mary's 14, Ferrum 3
  • Records: St. Mary's (1-0), Ferrum (0-1)
  • Location: Leonardtown, Md. – The Mil Family Field at St. Mary's Ryken High School
  • Shots: St. Mary's 44, Ferrum 15
  • Ground Balls: St. Mary's 33, Ferrum 15
  • Face-Off Wins: St. Mary's 14, Ferrum 5
  • Extra-Man Opportunities: St. Mary's 0-2, Ferrum 1-4
  • Saves: St. Mary's 4, Ferrum 9
  • Caused Turnovers: St. Mary's 7, Ferrum 5
  • Turnovers: St. Mary's 10, Ferrum 17
  • Penalties: St. Mary's 4 for 2:30, Ferrum 2 for 1:00

How It Happened

  • St. Mary's soared to a 5-0 lead in the first 15 minutes as five Seahawks picked up their first goals of the season while red-shirt junior attackman Steve Jones (Cockeysville, Md./Loyola Blakefield) tallied a goal and an assist.
  • The Seahawks headed into halftime with a 7-0 advantage tacking on two more, including a buzzer-beater from senior midfielder Connor Quinn (Lusby, Md./Calverton).
  • St. Mary's rattled off five more unanswered scores to open up a 12-0 margin with 6:07 to go in the third period. Kyle Lister finally put Ferrum on the scoreboard at 3:41.
  • Junior midfielder Marshall Rhodes (Potomac, Md./Winston Churchill) notched both Seahawk goals in the fourth quarter while Lister scored his second of the day for the Panthers.

Inside the Box Score

  • Jones (2-1) and Rhodes (2-1) led the Seahawks with three points apiece while Quinn and sophomores Jack Conway (Salisbury, Md./Salisbury School) and Erich Wuesthoff (Newbury Park, Calif./Newbury Park) each tallied two goals.
  • First-year midfielder Luke McWright (Baldwin, Md./Loyola Blakefield) made a stellar debut for St. Mary's, winning 14-of-19 face-offs and scooping up a game-best seven ground balls.
  • Senior long-stick midfielder Conner Campbell (Berwyn, Pa./Conestoga) and junior defenseman Benjamin Stevens led the defensive effort with three caused turnovers apiece while junior goalkeeper Ross Snodderly (Reisterstown, Md./Franklin) made four saves in his first career start for his first career win.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Feb. 17 vs. No. 13 Dickinson College (0-0) – Sparks, Md. – U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame – 1:00 p.m. 

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