Frostburg State Takes down St. Mary's Men's Lacrosse

Frostburg State Takes down St. Mary's Men's Lacrosse

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

Frostburg, Md. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland men's lacrosse team wrapped up their three-game road trip Saturday afternoon with their third straight loss. St. Mary's (4-11, 1-5 CAC) dropped a 12-6 decision to the host Frostburg State University Bobcats (9-6, 4-2 CAC) in Capital Athletic Conference play.

How It Happened

  • St. Mary's struck first as junior Ray LaPlaca (Owings, Md./Calverton) notched an unassisted tally at 11:44. However, the Bobcats would score four unanswered goals to stake a 4-1 at 12:10 of the second quarter.
  • Goals by junior attacker Connor Benhoff (Baltimore, Md./Dulaney) and LaPlaca bookended a 3-0 FSU run in the second to send Frostburg into halftime with a 7-3 advantage.
  • It was all Bobcats in the third period as the hosts outscored the Seahawks, 4-0, to go up 11-3 with 15 minutes left to play.
  • After Frostburg's Jason Clinton netted the first goal of the fourth, St. Mary's closed out the game with three straight as attackers Max Groen (New Haven, Conn./Choate Rosemary Hall) and Jack Conway (Salisbury, Md./Salisbury School) each found the back of the net with Groen scoring twice.

Inside the Box Score

  • LaPlaca and Groen each finished with a team-best two goals while first-year midfielder Luke McWright (Baldwin, Md./Loyola Blakefield) dished out a season-best two assists.
  • Junior midfielder Michael Bucci (Davidsonville, Md./Severn School) recorded double-digit face-off wins for the third time this season as Bucci went 10-of-22 with three ground balls.
  • Junior goalie Ross Snodderly (Reisterstown, Md./Franklin) turned away 10 FSU shots, scooped up a career-best six ground balls, and caused a turnover while yielding 12 goals in 60 minutes.
  • Nate Collins posted four goals and two assists for the Bobcats while Adam Gross chipped in two goals and three assists. Jack Marks improved to 8-6 on the season with 10 saves, seven ground balls, and a caused turnover plus four goals against in 54:19 minutes.

Game Stats

  • Shots: St. Mary's 25, Frostburg 34
  • Ground Balls: St. Mary's 31, Frostburg 38
  • Face-Off Wins: St. Mary's 10, Frostburg 12
  • Extra-Man Opportunities: St. Mary's 1-4, Frostburg 0-0
  • Saves: St. Mary's 10, Frostburg 12
  • Caused Turnovers: St. Mary's 9, Frostburg 10
  • Turnovers: St. Mary's 17, Frostburg 17
  • Penalties: St. Mary's 0 for 0:00, Frostburg 5 for 4:00

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Apr. 18 vs. Wesley College (3-10, 1-5 CAC) – Seahawk Stadium – CAC game – Senior Day and Alumni Day – SAAC Hot Dog Giveaway – 4:00 p.m. 

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