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Ian Hart

Finish notwithstanding, Stevenson pleased with journey

Falling in an NCAA tournament semifinal for the third time in four years was an outcome Stevenson had hoped to avoid. But even after Sunday’s 7-2 setback to nine-time reigning national champion Salisbury, there was a lot to be happy about with the Mustangs. This was a squad that had graduated a combined 217 goals and 130 assists from attackmen Jimmy Dailey and Richie Ford and midfielders Neal Barthelme, Kyle Moffitt, Sean Calabrese and Jake Stocksdale. Add three starting defensemen in Evan Douglass, Kyle Menendez and Ian Hart and faceoff specialist Ray Witte, and not many people had given Stevenson much of a chance of reaching Sunday’s stage. But a team that started as many...