Stevenson men's lacrosse head coach Paul Cantabene became the second-fastest in Division III to win 100 career games while the No. 5-ranked Mustangs remained unbeaten in three games at the new Mustang Stadium with a 6-4 victory over Western New England Saturday night.
In other non-conference action Saturday, top-ranked Salisbury defeated Gettysburg, 11-6, while Mary Washington edged Christopher Newport, 6-5, to remain undefeated this season.
At Stevenson, Stevenson (3-0), who boasts a home record of 51-8
since 2007, had seven different players score at least one point,
including junior Tyler Reid who led the team with
three points on two goals and one assist. Tonight's
game featured four ties and five lead changes and was tied at 4-4
at the end of the third quarter following the second goal of the
game by the Golden Bears' Patrick White. White, who led all
returning players in points and goals last season, finished with
two goals and three points. The fourth quarter proved to be
the difference for the Mustangs as they scored twice on goals by
freshman Stephen Banick and sophomore
Cantabene now owns a career record of 100-30 in eight seasons with the Mustangs for a .769 winning percentage which ranks him seventh among active winningest head coaches in all three NCAA divisions. He is third in Division III behind Salisbury's Jim Berkman and Cabrini's Steve Colfer. Cantabene is also the 40th active coach in Division III with 100 wins.
At Fredericksburg, Va., Mary Washington sophomore Joey Marson scored what proved to be the game-winning goal with 5:56 remaining to lift the Eagles to their third one-goal win of the year - a 6-5 victory over Christopher Newport. UMW improves to 4-0 overall on the year. The Eagles fell behind, 2-0, after the first quarter, and trailed, 3-0, before junior Sean Dacey scored on a Paul Tunick assist with 9:41 left in the second. CNU answered less than 30 seconds later to take a 4-1 lead, and led at halftime, 4-2, after Dacey scored on a Marson assist to cap the second quarter scoring. In the third quarter, the Eagles cut the deficit to 4-3 as Billy Kelly scored on a Chip Pittard feed with 12:48 left in the quarter. The Captains answered to regain a two-goal lead, but Josh Furnary cut the deficit to 5-4 with 22 seconds left in the quarter, moving the score to 5-4 entering the final period. In the fourth, UMW tied the score with 8:34 to play on an unassisted goal from John Bohlinger, and Marson provided the go-ahead tally with 5:56 to play. From there, the Eagle defense stiffened, with senior goalie Matt Prin making several acrobatic saves. With CNU possessing the ball in the final minute, Furnary's check knocked the ball free, allowing the Eagles to run out the clock.
At Gettysburg, No. 1 Salisbury picked up its second win on the road as it defeated No. 15 Gettysburg College, 11-6. The Sea Gull offense was led by Sam Bradman and Matt Cannone who tallied five and six points, respectively. Bradman led the team with three goals, and Cannone was the team's main distributor with four assists. Sophomore defender Zeke Smith led the defense with three caused turnovers and four ground balls. Sophomore goalkeeper Alex Taylor picked up the victory and made five saves in the process.
At Frostburg, the Bobcats surrendered a late goal and couldn't find the net in the closing minutes as it lost, 9-8, to Neumann, Saturday. After trailing for much of the contest, FSU (2-2) used a four-goal run over the third and fourth quarters to even the score at 8-8 with 3:58 to play. Neumann (2-1) scored what proved to be the game winner with 3:19 left and had to hang on for the victory as Frostburg attempted six shots over the final 2:32. Neumann keeper Andrew Neubauer made two saves to help preserve the win. Devon Stailey finish with two goals and two assists to lead FSU in scoring. Ricky Kneebone and Chris Rios each added two goals, while freshman Devin Colegrove handed out two assists.