April 3, 2010

UMW Men's Lacrosse Falls at York, 15-10


YORK, PA – The University of Mary Washington men's lacrosse team dropped a 15-10 decision at York College on Saturday, falling to 4-7 overall and 0-3 in Capital Athletic Conference play. The Eagles have dropped three straight.

Down 3-2 early in the second quarter, York responded with a 5-0 run to close out the frame as three of those scores came in the final two minutes. York lead at 4-3 with 6:21 left in the half.

During a Spartan timeout with 2:15 remaining in the quarter, the officials discovered an illegal Eagle crosse and penalized the visitors for the infraction. The Spartans took full advantage of the opportunity notching two times during the unreleaseable minute-long penalty. 

The third quarter saw the Spartans stretch their advantage to six goals as they led 10-4 after three periods.

It was the fourth stanza however, that proved slightly troubling for the home squad. After York took an 11-4 lead, the Eagles embarked on a 4-1 run over a 3:29 span to cut the Spartan advantage to a less-than-comfortable 12-8. Evan Weiss began the run with his seventh of the season at the 11:31 mark while Dan Coats (Charlottesville, Va., Albemarle) brought the visitors to within four with 8:02 left to play.

Mary Washington recorded the game’s final two goals but the Spartans were in the clear, taking their third CAC win of the season.

For the game, the Green and White owned a 46-38 lead in shots while also collecting 52 ground balls to the Eagles’ 42.

Mark Bowler (Cary, N.C., Cary) paced Mary Washington’s offense with four goals and one assist while Weiss added a pair of scores. Defenseman Will Devlin caused a trio of turnovers as did Mike Ande. Goalkeeper Matt Prin also performed admirably in the cage for the visitors, finishing with 13 saves.