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Men’s Lacrosse Edged by Fourth-Ranked Stevenson

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Arlington, Va. – Marymount University’s men’s lacrosse team was outlasted by fourth-ranked Stevenson in Capital Athletic Conference action on Wednesday night. The Saints trailed by just one goal midway through the third quarter before the Mustangs pulled away for the win behind a 4-1 rally down the stretch.

Danny Carson led the Saints (5-8, 2-5 CAC) with a game-high three goals while Connor Kellogg, Mike Smith and Eric Martin each added lone goals. Vince Lodato contributed a pair of assists and David Huson chipped in another.

Marymount jumped on the board first with back-to-back goals within eight seconds of each other 10 minutes into the opening frame. Carson nailed home the initial goal before Lodato won the ensuing faceoff, raced downfield, and fed Kellogg to give MU a 2-0 lead. Stevenson would rally back with consecutive goals with two minutes remaining in the quarter to knot things up at 2-2.

In the second, the Mustangs (11-2, 6-0 CAC) looked to take control with three unanswered goals to lead 5-2 with almost six minutes to play in the half. Keeping pace, Carson would hit home a pair of back-to-back goals within seconds of each other to close out the scoring in the half and cut the SU lead to just 5-4 going into the break.

Coming out of halftime, Stevenson and the Saints traded early goals to keep it a one-goal contest. The Mustangs would then close out the game on a 4-1 run to seal the victory.

Defensively, Ross Fernandez collected 12 saves in goal for the Saints in the loss. Smith added five ground balls and three caused turnovers.

Nick Rossi, Justin Lea and Stephen Banick each scored two goals for Stevenson.

Marymount returns to action on Saturday as it travels to face Washington & Jefferson in non-conference play.