Roundup: Mount St. Mary's men's lacrosse can't overcome Manhattan in 8-7 loss

  • Northeast Conference Last season: 6-9, missed NCAA tournament Coach: Tom Gravante (19th season, 127-155) Top returning point-getter: Clayton Wainer, junior M (4, 0) Other key returnees Mark Hojnoski, junior A (2, 1) Chris Klaiber, senior GK (11.57 goals-against average and a .449 save percentage) Kyle OBrien, junior D (19 ground balls, 11 caused turnovers) Key newcomers R.J. Beil, freshman F/O Ryan Lamon, freshman A Bryden Pelletier, senior M Outlooks: The Mountaineers loaded up last year in an attempt to capture the league tournament and go to their first NCAA postseason since 2010, but they finished outside of the top four and failed to qualify for the conference playoffs. The returning team lacks experience and firepower, but Gravante thinks Mount St. Mary's has the potential to shock some outsiders.
Northeast Conference Last season: 6-9, missed NCAA tournament… (David Sinclair, Baltimore…)
March 10, 2014|From Sun staff reports

Attackman Bubba Johnson put the visiting Mountaineers on the board first, but the Jaspers (1-5) scored four straight goals in the second quarter and held on to defeat Mount St. Mary's (0-6), 8-7.

Attackman Patrick Hodapp, who led all players with four goals, had a hat trick during Manhattan's run.The Mountaineers held the Jaspers scoreless for the final 20:53 and closed their deficit to one but could not complete the comeback. It was the Mount's closest defeat this season.

St. Mary's 18, Muhlenberg 6: Senior midfielder Ben Love (McDonogh) contributed a career-high six goals to lead the Seahawks (3-2) to the lopsided victory over the Mules (1-4) on Sunday.

St. Mary's outshot Muhlenberg, 40-35, and converted 5 of 7 extra-man opportunities, including two each in the third and fourth quarters. The Mules held a 33-30 edge on ground balls.

A previous version of this article had the incorrect result for the St. Mary's-Muhlenberg game. The Baltimore Sun regrets the error.

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