No. 4 Mercyhurst Blanks St. Andrew's
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LAURINBURG, N.C.-The No. 4 nationally ranked Mercyhurst College men's lacrosse team outshot host St. Andrews Presbyterian College 47-8 en route to an 18-0 win at Knights Field on Tuesday afternoon.
Freshman attackman Brian Scheetz (Canandaigua, N.Y.) had a memorable collegiate debut with a team-high six points for the Lakers (1-0). Sheetz recorded a hat trick and providing three assists.
St. Andrews (0-2) kept the score close in the first quarter holding Mercyhurst to just two goals in the opening 15 minutes but the Lakers exploded for six goals in the second and eight more in the third. In a slow paced fourth quarter, Mercyhurst matched its goal total from the first to finish with 18 total markers.
Eleven Lakers scored including a four-point performance from junior Trevor Rice (Fairport, N.Y.), who notched a hat trick and one assists. Seniors Todd Richardson (Memphis, N.Y.) and Michael Sciulli (Pittsburg, Pa.), along with sophomore Kyle Kallay (Orangeville, Canada) all found the back of the net twice. Sciulli had three points with one assist. Freshman James Chayka (Syracuse, N.Y.) added a goal and a helper.
Mercyhurst dominated in all areas of the game taking more shots, 47-8, and picking up more ground balls, 49-18. The Lakers won 15-of-22 face offs and scored on 50-percent (4-of-8) of their extra-man opportunities. SAPC was unable to score on its only EMO.
Junior goalkeeper Zach Nash (Rochester, N.Y.) picked up the win making two saves in the first 37 minutes. Classmate backup Michael Jeschawitz (Watertown, N.Y.) also made two stops.
SAPC junior starting netminder Patrick Wade (West Windsor, N.J.) took the loss playing majority of the game. Wade had 10 saves while freshman Kyle Davitt (Shoreview, Minn.) finished with six stops between the pipes.
Sophomore Chris Michela (Oak Hill, Va.) and freshman Bobby Murray (Miami, Fla.) accounted for half of the Knights shots with two apiece. Michela might have had the best scoring chance for the Royal Blue & White, but his shot midway through the second quarter just missed clanking off the post.
St. Andrews hosts No. 7 Dowling College on Saturday at 11 a.m.
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