READING, Pa. - Powered by 11 first-quarter goals and 15 different goal scorers, the No. 3-ranked Stevenson men's lacrosse team eclipsed the 20-goal mark for the second time this season while four goalies combined for the first shutout in school history in a 24-0 Commonwealth Conference victory over Alvernia Saturday at Schlager Memorial Field.
Stevenson (11-1, 4-0 MAC) posted its first career shutout in the program's 300th all-time game while posting its highest goal total since a 25-7 victory at Marymount (Va.) on Apr. 2, 2010. That year, the team scored at least 20 goals four times.
The Mustangs led 1-0 just 34 seconds into the game as sophomore Mark Pannenton (Niskayuna, N.Y./Niskayuna) scored the first of his three off a feed from sophomore Michael Crowe (Arlington, Va./Yorktown).
Seven different players scored the first seven goals for Stevenson who led 7-0 with 4:58 left in the opening quarter following the first career goal from freshman Morgan Pritchett (Cockeysville, Md./Hereford).
Pritchett's goal was the first of three in a span of only 37 seconds for the Mustangs as Crowe netted his second at 4:27 before Pannenton added his second a mere six seconds later off an assist from junior Brent Hiken (Pikesville, Md./Pikesville).
Pannenton scored all three of his goals in the first quarter, the last of which came at 2:15 to give Stevenson an 11-0 lead. Stevenson's 11 first-quarter goals were one shy of the school record for a single quarter.
A total of 20 different players registered at least one point for the Mustangs, led by five from junior Glen Tompkins (Manhasset, N.Y./Manhasset) who had three goals and two assists. He was one of six players to score at least twice as Pannenton and senior Danny Schanne (Dayton, Md./River Hill) each had three apiece.
Schanne finished with a career-high four points, equaling the output of Pannenton and junior Chris Dashiell (Salisbury, Md./Parkside) who had one goal and three assists.
Sophomore Jason Moffitt (Harrisburg, Pa./Central Dauphin East) netted his first career goal with 10:17 left in the fourth quarter before freshman Callum Robinson (Perth, Australia/Sacred Heart) scored the first two of his with back-to-back tallies at 9:37 and 6:50.
Stevenson totaled a season-high 76 shots, outshooting the Crusaders, 76-12. The Mustangs also won 24-of-28 face-offs.
Brandon Weaver made 21 saves for Alvernia (4-8, 0-3 MAC) while Billy Tharp had five ground balls and two caused turnovers.
Stevenson travels to Roanoke on Tuesday. Game time is at 7:00 p.m.