Marywood Sets Pace Over Men's Lax
WINCHESTER, Va. - Visiting Marywood University clinched the second seed at the upcoming CSAC men's lacrosse tournament with a 13-6 win over Shenandoah in the regular season finale for both schools Saturday.
Marywood (10-5, 5-1 CSAC) never trailed after scoring at 6:25 of the first, but needed a five-goal run in the middle of the contest to finally put Shenandoah (1-14, 0-6) away.
The Hornets played the Pacers virtually even until the middle of the second quarter; after Sean Mack tallied for the hosts off of a Courtney Ledden feed at 8:17 of the second, SU found itself down just 4-3.
Unfortunately for the Sprint Field at Shentel Stadium faithful, Marywood reeled off five straight over the next 11:29 of game time to pull away from the Hornets.
Until William Roerden set up his brother, Brian Roerden with 2:29 to play in the second, Shenandoah had been within two goals of the Pacers.
Sophomore Bryan Pope finally snapped the scoreless streak with his goal at 8:12 of the third, but SU would get no closer than six goals the rest of the way.
William Roerden led the victors with four goals and one assist while Brian Roerden added three goals.
Pope had two goals for the hosts with Ledden adding two assists and Mack a goal and an assist.
Marywood outshot the Hornets 41-31, had a 45-26 advantage in groundballs and won 16 of 23 draws.
This game concludes Shenandoah's season.