March 2, 2013

Tunick's Late Goal Lifts UMW Men's Lax Past CNU, 10-9

Senior attacker Paul Tunick scored the game-winning goal with five seconds left in regulation to lead the University of Mary Washington men's lacrosse team to a 10-9 win at Christopher Newport University on Saturday afternoon in Newport News, Va. The Eagles improve to 3-1 on the season.

The Eagles led, 1-0, after one quarter thanks to a Luke Dick goal, despite outshooting the Captains, 12-5, in the opening stanza. Senior Sean Dacey upped the lead to 2-0 on a Joey marson assist less than a minute into the second, and after a CNU goal, Griffin Burke scored to push the lead to 3-1 with five minutes remaining until halftime.

The Captains scored twice in the final minutes to tie the score before intermission. In the third, UMW used goals from dacey, John Bohlinger, and Dick to lead, 6-4, entering the fourth. CNU scored four of the first five goals of the final period to take an 8-7 edge, but Billy Kelly and Tunick scored to give UMW a 9-8 lead with nine minutes left. CNU tied the score with 7:49 remaining, and the score stayed at 9-9 until Tunick's heroics with five seconds left.

UMW led in shots, 39-35, and CNU led in ground balls, 36-29. Zack Del Grosso had eight saves in goal for the Eagles, who will return to action on March 13 at Goucher College at 3:30 p.m.