Late Wagner Rally Sinks Mount Men's Lacrosse

Late Wagner Rally Sinks Mount Men's Lacrosse

Emmitsburg, Md. (April 15, 2017) – Three goals in the final five-plus minutes by Wagner propelled the Seahawks to a 9-6 victory over Mount St. Mary's University in a Northeast Conference tilt on Saturday afternoon.

The Mount held a one-goal advantage, 6-5, at the opening of the fourth quarter, but a man-up goal from Paul DeVita at the 10:37 mark knotted the contest up at 6-all.

Dominic Branda gave Wagner its first lead since the first period, scoring with 5:13 remaining off a feed from Christian McCormick.

The Wagner defense held the Mount off the board for the remainder of the tilt, and Andrew Streilein added a pair of insurance goals in the final minute and a half as Wagner closed out the 9-6 victory.

Streilein registered a game-high five points on four goals and one helper, and William McMenamin added a pair of goals as the duo paced the Seahawks on the afternoon.

For the Mount, Jack Mangan led the way with three tallies, while Ryan Lamon added two goals and one assist, and Bubba Johnson (1g, 1a) and Brenden McCarthy (2a) registered two points apiece.

Matt Sefcik earned the win between the pipes for Wagner with 13 saves, while his counterpart, Matt Vierheller took the loss despite an 11-save effort.

A low scoring first half of play saw the teams tied at 2-2 at the break. Mangan and Lamon netted the tallies for the Mount, while McMenamin and JP Pawela scored for the Seahawks.

Back-to-back goals from Lamon and Mangan midway through the third period pushed the Mount ahead by a pair, 5-3, but Wagner was able to trim the deficit to one goal, 5-4, just before the end of the frame.

The Seahawks held the Mount scoreless for the entirety of the fourth quarter, and the three late goals pushed them past the Mount as they improved to 6-7 overall and 1-3 in conference.

With the loss, the Mount drops to 4-7 on the year and 1-3 in league play.

Mount St. Mary's takes on Georgetown on Tuesday, April 18 at 7 p.m. at Waldron Family Stadium in Emmitsburg.