Seniors Lead No. 4 Mustangs to 26-5 Win Over Lycoming on Senior Day
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Led by its 2013 senior class who combined for 14 points, 12 goals, two assists and four saves, the No. 4-ranked Stevenson men's lacrosse team finished its first season in the Commonwealth Conference unbeaten with a 26-5 victory over Lycoming Saturday night at Mustang Stadium.
The Mustangs (15-2, 8-0 MAC) finished undefeated in conference play for the third time in the last five seasons after posting a mark of 8-0 in the Capital Athletic Conference in 2011 and 7-0 in the CAC in 2009.
Stevenson, who is 49-4 in conference play since joining the CAC prior to the 2007 season, outscored its opponents 148-31 in eight conference contests this season, including 84-18 at home.
The seniors highlight a record-setting night for the Mustangs who set single-game school records with 81 shots and 31 face-offs won. They also tied the school record for goals in a quarter with 11 in the first.
Stevenson has outscored its opponents 97-21 in the first quarter this season while scoring 10 or more four times. The team also had 11 first-quarter goals versus Hood on March 23 and Alvernia on April 6.
The Mustangs totaled 43 points is tied for third-most in school history while their 26 goals is tied for fourth and their 17 assists is tied for second. A total of 19 players scored for Stevenson, including 13 different goal scorers, five of which who had three apiece.
In his second season with the Mustangs, senior Chris Ledgerwood (Penn Yan, N.Y./Canandaigua) scored his first two career goals with a third and fourth-quarter tally while seniors John Cammalleri (Far Hills, N.J./Rutgers Prep) and Dave Borcik (Reisterstown, Md./Franklin) also netted their first goals in a Stevenson uniform with third-quarter tallies.
Junior Chris Dashiell (Salisbury, Md./Parkside) finished with nine points on three goals and six assists and now has 43 assists this season to rank fourth on the school's single-season list. His nine points is tied for seventh for a single-game while his six assists is tied for third.
Senior Mark Salerno (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) highlighted a defensive effort that limited the Warriors (4-11, 3-5 MAC) to just 17 shots, including a mere seven through the first three quarters. He made four saves while earning his first career victory, allowing only two goals in 45 minutes.
Matt McCaffer had four goals to lead Lycoming while Alex Wylly made 12 saves in 48 minutes in goal.
Stevenson returns to action next Wednesday, May 1 when it hosts the winner between Lebanon Valley and Messiah in the semifinals of the 2013 Commonwealth Conference Men's Lacrosse Championship beginning at 7:00 p.m.