PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (Mar. 10, 2013) - On Saturday afternoon, the Mercy College men's lacrosse team continued its incredible season by moving to 6-0 after a 19-8 victory over Ohio Valley University in Parkersburg, W.Va. Following the defeat, the Fighting Scots slipped to 1-2 on the year.
Down 3-2 with 2:13 left in the first quarter, the Mavericks reeled off a remarkable 14 unanswered goals that spanned until the 10:02 mark in the third period. Of those 14 goals, freshman Kevin Drane (Port Jefferson, N.Y.) had four of them, while sophomore Jesse Wood (Binghamton, N.Y.) and senior Mike Marzocca (North Babylon, N.Y.) had two each in that burst.
At that point, Mercy had built up a 16-3 advantage. While the Fighting Scots were able to get a few more balls past the Mavericks' goalkeeper, Mercy had this one in the bag for the final three quarters. The Mavericks notched the 19-8 triumph.
In all for Mercy, Drane recorded four goals, while Marzocca and Wood both added hat tricks. Senior netminder Mike Cashman (Bethpage, N.Y.) started the game and made four saves, while freshman A.J. Pellati (West Islip, N.Y.) stopped six shots over 22:58 in the cage.
For Ohio Valley, Kyle Aylesworth scored four times, while Chris Kasper had two goals.
Head Coach Jordan Levine and his club returns to the field on Wednesday, Mar. 13 when they host St. Michael's College, who is ranked 11th in the country according to the latest USILA Coaches Poll. Game time is set for 3:00 p.m. at Mavericks Field in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.