State men's lacrosse: 3 hat tricks lift Navy over Lafayette, 12-11

T.J. Hanzsche, Sam Jones (Severna Park) and Gabe Voumard had hat tricks and long pole Pat Kiernan posted a career-high seven caused turnovers and picked up seven ground balls Saturday to lead host Navy to a 12-11 victory over Lafayette in men's lacrosse at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

The Mids (3-3, 1-1 Patriot League) and the Leopards (2-5, 0-1) traded goals in every quarter except the second, when Navy took a 4-3 halftime lead.

In the fourth quarter, Jones put Navy up 12-9 with 2 minutes, 18 seconds to play. Lafayette scored with 17 seconds remaining and again with five seconds left, but was unable to get the tying goal.

The Midshipmen are 54-5 when they score 10 or more goals since the start of the 2004 season, including 8-0 over the past two seasons.

"We tried to get away from them several times but just couldn't shake them," second-year Navy coach Rick Sowell said. "Jim Rogalski is doing a heck of a job with his team. Their attack is tough, but we felt confident we could match up well."

The win broke a three-game skid in which the Mids suffered a pair of one-goal losses to Fairfield and Georgetown. Navy extended its home winning streak to four, dating to last year's regular-season finale against Johns Hopkins.

The Mids opened the game with back-to-back goals just 37 seconds apart, with the first by Hanzsche at 12:40.

Lafayette evened the score by the end of the quarter, with Brian Bock and Kevin Wanke each scoring the first of their game-high four goals apiece.

Mount St. Mary's 16, Manhattan 7: Andrew Scalley set a career high with 10 points (six goals and four assists) as the Mount (3-4) beat the visiting Jaspers (1-4).

Scalley ranks fifth on the school's career goals list with 117.

Cody Lehrer also recorded a hat trick for the Mount, while Brett Schmidt extended his nation-leading streak of consecutive games scoring a goal to 35.

The defense played its best statistical game, allowing a season-low seven goals. Mount goalkeeper Adam Borgogelli turned away 12 Manhattan shots.

Leading 5-4 with 7:45 left in the third quarter, the Mount scored 10 of the next 11 goals to put the game out of reach.

The Jaspers opened the scoring three minutes into the game and held a 1-0 edge until Lehrer and Scalley found the net and gave the Mount a 2-1 lead.

The Mount's advantage grew to 4-1 in the second quarter after goals by Scalley and Eric Ososki, who also had two assists. The Jaspers and Mountaineers traded goals for the rest of the quarter, and the Mount had a 5-2 lead at halftime.

Manhattan's offense came alive in the third quarter with goals by Andrew Hurst and Dan McGreevy, trimming the Mount's edge to 5-4 with 8:24 to go in the period.

The Mount took control with a 5-0 run that began with a goal by Bryant Schmidt with 7:45 left in the quarter and was capped by a goal from Lehrer with 1:28 remaining. Scalley scored three goals, including two in man-up situations during the stretch.

Stevenson 17, Goucher 7: Chris Dashiell had six points (two goals and four assists) to power the host Mustangs (5-0) past the Gophers (1-5).

Stevenson extended its 8-5 halftime advantage by outscoring Goucher 5-0 in the third quarter. Tyler Reid had two goals and Dashiell had two assists during the run.

McDaniel 19, Marywood 10: Pat Bivons (Loyola) scored a game-high five goals as the host Green Terror (2-4) won its second straight, beating the Pacers (0-4).

Washington College 14, Wesley 5: The host Shoremen (4-0) jumped out to a 9-1 halftime lead and cruised past the Wolverines (1-3).

Matt Lewis (Glenelg Country School) scored three goals in the first 23:10 for Washington. Six Shoremen scored their first collegiate goals in the win, led by freshman Sid Looney (two goals and an assist).

Muhlenberg 10, St. Mary's 6: Ben Love (McDonogh) had a hat trick, but the visiting Seahawks (2-3) lost their second straight. The Mules improved to 3-3.

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