Lexington, Va. (March 2, 2019) – Mount St. Mary's men's lacrosse knocked off VMI 12-6 on Saturday to collect its first win of the season. Chris DiPretoro and Jack Mangan combined for six goals and two assists to lead the way for the Mountaineers.
DiPretoro tallied a game-high four goals to go along with one assist as he moved his way closer to the 100 career goal plateau. The senior attackman now sits just two goals shy of becoming the 13th player in program history to reach 100 career goals.
Mangan added two goals, one assist and three caused turnovers, and Joe Bethke and Jared McMahon also netted a pair of goals apiece in the contest. Sam Stephan was impressive once again in the face-off circle, going 13-of-18 (.722) and picking up six ground balls.
Goalie Dylan Furnback made a season-high 15 saves and finished with a .714 save percentage to record the victory. The sophomore has made double-digit saves in four of five games on the year.
For VMI, Ryan Perouty notched five points on two goals and three helpers, and John Daniel added a pair of goals. Benjamin Stump made 19 saves between the pipes for the Keydets.
The Mount (1-4) opened a 4-2 advantage at the end of one period of play behind a pair of tallies from DiPretoro and one apiece by Mangan and Bethke. The McMahon twins, Connor and Jared, notched back-to-back scores to begin the second, and Luke Frankeny followed with a goal at the 7:24 mark to make it three straight for the Mountaineers and push the lead to 7-2.
VMI (2-1) answered with consecutive goals from Josh Bass and Perouty to get back into the contest, but Mangan netted his second of the tilt with 1:12 left in the half to pad the Mount's lead back to four.
The Mountaineers held VMI scoreless in the third period despite the Keydets firing off 17 shots in the frame. The Mount got goals from Jared McMahon, Bethke and DiPretoro in the quarter to grab its largest lead of the contest, 11-4.
The Mount limited VMI to just two goals in the fourth quarter, and DiPretoro recorded his fourth goal of the game in the period as Mount St. Mary's came away with the 12-6 victory.
Mount St. Mary's heads to Richmond for a matchup on Tuesday, March 5 at 4 p.m.