Emmitsburg, Md. (April 18, 2017) – Mount St. Mary's University nearly erased a four-goal deficit in the second half against Georgetown, but the Hoyas held off the late surge to top the Mount by an 11-9 final in men's lacrosse action on Tuesday night at Waldron Family Stadium.
The Mount trailed by a 9-5 margin late in the third quarter, but was able to whittle the deficit down to three heading into the fourth stanza.
Chris DiPretoro found the back of the net for the third time of the contest midway through the fourth to bring the Mount within a pair of scores, 10-8.
With under three minutes to play, Matt Vierheller denied Austin McDonald at the doorstep with a lunging save across the crease to keep the Mount deficit at just two. After the big save from Vierheller, the Mountaineers worked the ball into the attacking zone and Bubba Johnson found a streaking Ryan Lamon down the middle, who fired a shot past goalie Jack Stephenson to make it a one-goal game, 10-9.
The Mount won the ensuing faceoff, but an unforced turnover gave possession back to Georgetown with under two minutes left.
After working time off the clock, Peter Conley iced the Hoyas victory with an empty net goal with 17 seconds showing on the clock as Georgetown escaped with the 11-9 victory.
Conley tallied a game-high five points (3g, 2a) to lead the Hoyas, while Daniel Bucaro (4g) and Craig Berge (1g, 3a) added four points apiece.
On the other end, DiPretoro registered four points (3g, 1a), Johnson added three (2g, 1a) and Ryan Lamon netted a pair of goals.
Stephenson recorded his first win of the season in goal for Georgetown with a nine-save performance, while Vierheller made 10 saves in cage for the Mount.
The Mount heads to Hobart for a key conference matchup on Saturday, April 22 at 12 p.m.