Mount St. Mary’s Men’s Lacrosse Rolls to 14-8 Victory at VMI

Mount St. Mary’s Men’s Lacrosse Rolls to 14-8 Victory at VMI

Lexington, Va. (March 28, 2017) – Chris DiPretoro, Jack Mangan and Bubba Johnson tallied four points apiece to lead Mount St. Mary's University to a 14-8 victory at Virginia Military Institute in non-conference men's lacrosse action on Tuesday.

DiPretoro registered three goals and one assist, while Mangan and Johnson notched a pair of goals and two assists each as the trio combined for 12 points to help propel the Mountaineers to victory. Spencer Smith (1g, 2a), Ryan Lamon (1g, 1a) and Mikey Ripe (1g, 1a) also posted multi-point games for the Mount.

Matt Vierheller made 10 stops between the pipes, his third straight game with double-figure saves, to record his third win on the year.

VMI's scoring all came from three players as Wesley Sanders registered three goals and a pair of assists, John Daniel posted two goals and four helpers, and Brad Nardella scored three times.

Joe Riccadonna took the loss in goal for VMI despite an 11-save effort.

With the Mount trailing 3-2 after one quarter of play, DiPretoro scored the first pair of goals in the second to give the Mount its first lead of the contest, 4-3, with 4:44 remaining in the half. Just over a minute later, Matt Haggerty found the back of the net to extend the Mountaineer advantage to 5-3, which they took into the halftime break.

Daniel and Mangan traded goals to begin the third quarter, before DiPretoro completed his hat trick with his third goal of the contest at the 8:38 mark to make it 7-4 Mountaineers.

VMI trimmed it to a one-goal game with back-to-back scores from Nardella and Sanders, but the Mount answered with a pair of goals in the final 42 seconds of the frame as Mikey Ripa and Doyle found the back of the net to push the Mount lead to 9-6 heading into the fourth.

Smith extended the Mount lead to four scores midway through fourth quarter, and after trading goals with the Keydets in the ensuing minute, Johnson pushed the advantage to 12-7 with 5:56 showing on the clock.

Sanders scored for VMI just over a minute later to cut the Mount lead to 12-8, but Lamon and Johnson iced the game for the Mount with a goal apiece in the final two minutes of play as the Mountaineers came away with the 14-8 victory.

With the win, the Mount improved to 3-5 on the season, while VMI dropped to 1-7.

Mount St. Mary's returns home for a matchup against Sacred Heart on Saturday, April 1 at noon.