Washington College Blows Past Seahawk Men's Lacrosse

Photo Credit: Bill Wood
Photo Credit: Bill Wood

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

Chestertown, Md. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland men's lacrosse team suffered their third straight loss on Wednesday, falling 20-4 to Washington College in non-conference action despite a career-high 17 saves from junior goalkeeper Ross Snodderly (Reisterstown, Md./Franklin).

  • Records: St. Mary's (1-3), Washington College (2-1)
  • Location: Chestertown, Md. – Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium 

How It Happened

  • Washington College put up a pair of six-goal periods in defeating the Seahawks, including a 6-0 first quarter. Cody Pascale scored twice in the first 15 minutes.
  • Sophomore midfielder Erich Wuesthoff (Newbury Park, Calif./Newbury Park) stopped the bleeding with a man-up goal at 7:22 of the second stanza. The Shoremen would score the next three before junior attackman Max Groen (New Haven, Conn./Choate Rosemary) tacked on another one with 19 second left in the half, sending WC into halftime with a 10-2 advantage.
  • The Shoremen continued to pile on the goals in the third, outscoring St. Mary's 6-1 for a 13-goal cushion heading into the final 15 minutes of play.
  • Junior attackman Connor Benhoff (Baltimore, Md./Dulaney) tallied the first goal of the fourth before Washington College closed out the game on a 4-0 run.

Inside the Box Score

  • Four different Seahawks found the back of the net with first-year attackman Ben Claffee's (Forest Hill, Md./Fallston) goal and assist leading the way.
  • Junior midfielder Michael Bucci (Davidsonville, Md./Severn) matched his season-best of seven face-off wins while junior midfielder Ray LaPlaca (Owings, Md./Calverton) scooped up a career-best five ground balls and added an assist.
  • Casey Grieves finished the day with five goals and four assists for nine points while Joey Sivo picked up nine face-off wins and four ground balls. Ben Flood collected nine stops in 41:40.

Game Stats

  • Shots: St. Mary's 36, Washington College 56
  • Ground Balls: St. Mary's 18, Washington College 39
  • Face-Off Wins: St. Mary's 11, Washington College 16
  • Extra-Man Opportunities: St. Mary's 1-5, Washington College 5-6
  • Saves: St. Mary's 17, Washington College 12
  • Caused Turnovers: St. Mary's 2, Washington College 9
  • Turnovers: St. Mary's 16, Washington College 14
  • Penalties: St. Mary's 6 for 4:30, Washington College 7 for 5:30

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Mar. 3 vs. Randolph College (0-2) – Seahawk Stadium – 2:00 p.m. 

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