Richmond, Va. (February 20, 2018) – Mount St. Mary's University was topped by Richmond, 13-10, in non-conference men's lacrosse action on Tuesday from Robins Stadium. Brenden McCarthy and Chris DiPretoro combined for five goals to lead the way for the Mount.
McCarthy netted three goals in the contest to collect his third straight multi-goal performance to kick off the season. DiPretoro tallied a pair, while Luke Frankeny, Matt Haggerty and Rich Holle also finished with two points on a goal and one assist apiece. Rookie Sam Stephan fared well in the faceoff circle, winning 15-of-26 for a .577 percentage.
Teddy Hatfield topped all scorers in the game with six points on five goals and one assist, and Mitch Savoca and Layne Collins each added three points to help pace the Spiders.
Blake Goodman earned the win in goal for Richmond with a nine-save performance. Freshman Luke Mutterer took over in cage for the Mount 15 minutes into the game, and stopped nine of 16 shots on goal the rest of the way.
DiPretoro notched the opening goal of the tilt for the Mountaineers before six straight Richmond goals, including three from Hatfield, propelled the Spiders out to a five-goal advantage. The Mount answered with a pair in the final minute of the period, including DiPretoro's second of the game with just two seconds on the clock, to close the gap to 6-3 at the end of one.
The Mount outscored Richmond by a 3-1 margin in the second quarter, getting goals from McCarthy, Stephano Mastro and Frankeny, to pull within one score, 7-6, heading into halftime.
After an even third quarter, the Mount tied things up on McCarthy's second goal of the contest just 42 seconds into the fourth, but Rob Schotta answered for Richmond just under two minutes later to put the Spiders back on top, 10-9.
Savoca and Anthony Faraino followed Schotta's go-ahead goal with two more scores in the ensuing two minutes to pad the Spider advantage to 12-9 with 10:06 remaining in the game.
McCarthy struck again with 4:22 left in the game to cut the Richmond lead to 12-10, but the Mount was held off the board for the remainder of the game, and the Spiders added a late insurance tally as they went on for the 13-10 victory.
With the victory, Richmond improved to 2-1 on the year, while the Mount fell to 0-3 with another tight loss.
The Mount heads back to Emmitsburg for its home opener against UMBC on Friday, February 23 at 3 p.m.