Mount St. Mary's Rolls Past Jacksonville, 16-9
Emmitsburg, Md. (March 13, 2011)-Cody Lehrer scored a season-high six goals to lead Mount St. Mary's past Jacksonville, 16-9, on Sunday afternoon at Waldron Family Stadium.
Lehrer, who entered the game with two goals this season, scored four of his six goals on extra man opportunities. The junior attack led the Mount with 48 goals last season.
Midfielder Daniel Stranix chipped in a career-best four points on two goals and two assists while midfielder Eric Ososki added two goals and an assist in the victory. Junior Bryant Schmidt dished out three assists while twin brother Brett had a goal and two assists for a three-point day.
Andrew Scalley tallied a goal and an assist for the Mountaineers (2-2), keeping alive a pair of streaks. Scalley has scored a goal in each of the Mount's past 13 games while he has recorded at least one point in 21 consecutive games.
Anthony Golden, Christian Kellett, Mike Adkins and Mark Burns also added goals in the victory. Face-off specialist Ben Trapp won 19-of-29 face-offs in the game while picking up a game-high 11 ground balls. Goalkeeper T.C. DiBartolo made 11 saves to earn the victory.
Owen Green and Cameron Mann each scored twice for Jacksonville while Max Gurowski had a goal and four assists in the game. Goalkeeper Peter DeLuca made nine saves while allowing 12 goals in three quarters of work while Brendan Niklason had four saves with four goals allowed in one quarter of play.
Jacksonville (2-4) took a 1-0 lead on a goal from Green just 1:19 into the game. The Mountaineers evened the scored when Ososki stole a clear attempt right on the crease, scoring into an empty cage just under a minute later. Green and Bobby Stockton tallied consecutive goals to give the Dolphins a 3-1 lead, but Ososki and Lehrer had back-to-back scores for a 3-3 tie.
After Gurowski scored with 3:20 left in the opening quarter for a 4-3 Jacksonville lead, the Mount took control by scoring the next five goals in the contest. Stranix started the scoring run with 1:47 left in the opening quarter and Adkins converted a Bryant Schmidt pass to give the Mount a 5-4 lead after one quarter of play.
Burns, Stranix and Kellett rounded out the run, giving the Mount an 8-4 lead midway through the second quarter. After a goal by Jacksonville's Robert Moore, Lehrer tallied a man-up goal with 1:19 left in the half to give the Mount a 9-5 lead at the break.
The Mountaineers scored three of the first four goals of the third quarter to stretch the lead to 12-6. Lehrer scored a pair in that stretch with Brett Schmidt tallying the other Mount score. The Dolphins got back into the game on goals from Mann and T.J. Kenary late in the quarter to cut the Mount lead to 12-8 after three quarters of play.
Golden and Mann exchanged goals before the Mount closed the game with three consecutive extra-man goals for the 16-9 victory.
Mount St. Mary's outshot Jacksonville, 46-38, in the game while holding a 41-33 advantage in ground balls. The Mount made 14 turnovers in the contest and went 5-for-5 on extra-man opportunities in the contest.
The Mount returns to action on Saturday, March 19, at Drexel at 5:00 p.m.