SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2011
Men’s lacrosse thwarted by Lehrer’s six goals in loss to Mount St. Mary’s
Mount St. Mary’s Cody Lehrer scored six goals, including four in the second half, as the JU men’s lacrosse team lost, 16-9, to the Mount on Sunday afternoon at Waldron Family Stadium.

The Dolphins started a three-game road trip with its second straight loss in falling to 2-4 overall. Mount St. Mary’s improved to 2-2 in front of an announced crowd of 550.

Max Gurowski continued to be JU’s top overall playmaker, assisting on four scores and adding a goal for a five-point afternoon. Cameron Mann also scored two goals to pace the JU offense.

“Max has been our most consistent player since the start of the season,” JU head coach Matt Kerwick said. “His approach of making the simple plays is what our team needs to emulate.

“Also, we’re disappointed with the result of today’s game but need to refocus as we play a talented Rutgers team next before starting our challenging conference schedule.”

JU looked strong early as Owen Green scored both of his goals in the opening 4:30 as the Dolphins raced to a 3-1 first-quarter lead. But the Mount went on a 15-6 run the rest of the way and scored on all five of its extra-man opportunities to post the comeback win.

The Mount held JU to just one goal in the second quarter. Mike Adkins, Mark Burns and Daniel Stranix tallied the opening three goals in the period and Lehrer scored a man-up goal to lift Mt. St. Mary to a 9-5 halftime edge.

Coming out of the break, Lehrer scored the second of his four total man-up goals just 2:28 into the third quarter. Mann and TJ Kenary registered back-to-back goals in the final 1:20 to put the Dolphins within 12-8 entering the final quarter.

But the only offense in the last 15 minutes the Dolphins could muster was Mann’s unassisted goal as the Mount added three final EMO goals for the final margin.

Gurowski assisted on the aforementioned third quarter goals and also facilitated goals from Green and senior Bobby Stockton. The junior attackman has 12 assists through the first six games and leads the Dolphins with 16. His assist total is twice as much as the next closest teammate in Mann.

Erick and Ososki and Stranix each scored twice for the Mount St. Mary’s.

The Dolphins will have its final non-conference tune-up on Tuesday night at Rutgers. Opening faceoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. and will mark the last game before JU begins Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play against Canisius on Saturday at noon.

- By Brian Bohl