The Shoremen lost two highly contested matches against Stockton and St. Mary’s losing by three or less points in each
By Jensyn Hartzell
Elm Staff Writer
The Washington College Men’s Lacrosse team hosted St. Mary’s College of Maryland on Wednesday, March 4. The non-conference game started off with two goals from the Seahawks, but senior captain Cooper Sloan assisted junior Charlie Wittich to cut the lead to 2-1.
Freshman Logan Clefisch was able to tie the game 30 seconds later with an unassisted goal, but the Seahawks were able to hit the back of the goal two more times with five more minutes left in the first quarter.
The Shoremen did not back down as they responded with a 3-0 run. Goals from sophomore Jeremy Wilson and junior Joey Maimone tied the game at 4-4. But with only 42 seconds left in the quarter, junior Sean Reilly assisted Wittich to obtain the lead in the game for the first quarter.
The second quarter began with an unassisted goal by Sloan, allowing WC a 6-4 lead. St. Mary scored again, but a minute later Sloan scored again off of an assist from senior Cody Pascale to further their lead to 7-5.
But with two minutes left until the half, the Seahawks had the game tied at 7-7 which remained until the third quarter. Both teams scored four times in the third quarter and twice in the fourth quarter.
The game went into overtime at 13-13.
The Seahawks won the face-off, but both teams were unable to score again, which sent the game into double- overtime. The Shoremen received possession at the beginning of the second overtime, but St. Mary was still able to end the game with a man-up goal with 40 seconds left.
Sloan led the teams in goals with three, Wilson led with two assists.
Defensively, freshman Jack Winters had two caused turnovers, junior Dillon Pierpont had five ground balls, and junior goalie Chris Del Rosario had 13 saves.
On Saturday, March 7, the Shoremen traveled to Galloway, New Jersey to compete against the Ospreys at Stockton University, another non-conference game.
The first quarter was dominated by Stockton, but goals from junior Joe Tobin and Maimone cut the lead to 5-2. Pascale was able to continue the run in the second quarter with a goal to close in on the Ospreys.
The Ospreys answered back with four straight goals, bringing the score up to 9-4. Tobin would score two more goals in under a minute to cut the lead once again to 9-6.
The Shoremen were close to the Ospreys the entire game.
In the third quarter, Stockton stretched their lead to 13-7 with four more goals, but Washington WC could not match them with only three goals. The Shoremen continued to keep the Ospreys on their toes, by out-scoring them in the fourth quarter 2-1, but sadly it was not enough to take the entire game.
The final score was 14-11, Stockton. Tobin had the game-best and his personal career-high of five goals along with the game-best of six ground balls. Wilson had the game-best of assists with three and Del Rosario had 12 saves in the goal.
After the week, the Shoremen’s record now stands at 0-5.