March 8, 2014

New Sheriff: No. 6 Seton Hill Stuns No. 3 Mercyhurst

from press release

ERIE, Pa.- The No. 6 Seton Hill University Men's Lacrosse team's 7 goal scoring run lifts the Griffins over No. 3 Mercyhurst University 10-7 on Saturday, March 8. The Griffin's remain undefeated on the season 4-0.

The defeat snaps Mercyhurst's 36-game regular season winning streak, a 21-game home regular season winning streak, and a 20-game conference winning stretch.

"After a 5-2 game we had lots of lacrosse left to be played," said Coach Novotny to his players. "We needed to stay calm, cool, and collected. You need to rely and trust your teammates and we will be fine. We need to stay out of the penalty box and needed to get some stops on defense so we could feed our offense".

Marc Piche opened up the scoring for SHU at 13:50 in the first quarter. After back and forth scoring and a score of 2-2, Mercyhurst finished 3 Man Up goals to make the score 5-2 in favor of the Lakers. At 6:07 in the second quarter Dylan Lefebvre scores the first of a 7 goal scoring run by Seton Hill. Piche added 1 more goal and Matt Delmonico added 2 goals. One of which was scored with 13 seconds left in the half.

Halftime score SHU lead 6-5. The Seton Hill defense held the Mercyhurst offense scoreless in the third quarter while midfielder Dylan Gelven added 2 goals at 12:43 and 7:14. Again in the fourth quarter Delmonico scores his third goal at 7:52. Followed by a MU goal at 5:36 to make the score 9-6. At 1:29 Jack Miller scored a Man-up goal after a MU slashing penalty at 2:47. MU scored shortly after to finish the game scoring. Final score 10-7 Seton Hill.

"I am very proud of our team today. We handled adversity. My guys bought into their role and played it to the best of their ability. Big contributions from every member of the team."-Coach Novotny

The Seton Hill Griffins will host No. 5 Limestone next Saturday, March 15 at Dick's Sporting Goods Field, Greensburg PA. Faceoff is set for 1 pm.


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