April 1, 2014

McGee Nets 100th Point as St. Joe's Beats Mount

from press release

PHILADELPHIA – With 13 seconds remaining in regulation, redshirt junior attackman Ryan McGee registered his fourth goal of the game and 100th point of his career as the Saint Joseph's men's lacrosse team downed Mount St. Mary's, 10-5, in Northeast Conference action on Tuesday evening at Sweeney Field. With the win, the Hawks improve to 7-2 overall and a perfect 3-0 in the NEC.

Saint Joseph's took a 7-0 run late into the third period as five different Hawks scored in the first 37:52. McGee and sophomore midfielder Rich Gabelman scored two goals apiece during the run while senior midfielder Johnny Simanski and freshman attackman Ray Vandegrift, and sophomore attackman Pat Swanick added one tally each.

Mount St. Mary's (0-11, 0-3 NEC) got on the scoreboard with 5:01 remaining in the third period to close the gap, 7-1, but McGee net his third goal of the game with 15 seconds remaining in the third to give SJU the 8-1 advantage heading into the final 15:00.

The Mount took advantage of a pair of SJU penalties as the Mountaineers scored four unanswered goals - two man-up - just 6:15 into the fourth to close SJU's lead to three goals, 8-5.

However, junior midfielder Mike Dougherty found Simanski with just under 1:30 left to play to put the Hawks back up, 9-5. McGee's tally with 13 seconds remaining ensured the 10-5 victory for the Crimson and Gray.

McGee's four-goal effort led the Hawks' offense while Simanski (2G), Gabelman (2G), and Swanick (1G, 1A) also added multi-point games.

Freshman midfielder Mike Lanham went .667 (10-of-15) from the face-off to lead SJU to 12 of 19 total possessions from the X for the game. Fellow rookie Danny Manning took the last two face-off opportunities of the game and won both.

Saint Joseph's owned a 37-23 advantage in shots and 27-22 edge in ground balls and forced 19 Mountaineer turnovers - with five coming from failed clears. The Mount was 2-of-3 in EMOs, converting both attempts in the fourth period, while McGee's second goal of the game at the 13:11 mark of the third period gave SJU a perfect 1-1 EMO stat for the day.


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