DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. – Senior Ryan Mee (Medway, Mass.) and sophomore Ben Warren (Georgetown, Mass.) each tallied three points for the Hawks, but the Saint Anselm College men's lacrosse team fell to Mercy College, 12-6, Saturday afternoon for non-conference men's lacrosse action.
With the loss, the Hawks dip to 0-2 on the young season, while the Mavericks improve to 4-1.
The Mavericks took advantage of a pair of Saint Anselm penalties to put them up 2-0 by the 9:59 mark of the first quarter. The Hawks fired back with their first goal of the game at 7:25 when Warren began a four-goal rally for Saint Anselm, to put them up 4-2.
Warren cut the lead to one, before Mee opened the second quarter with a goal at 13:27 when he picked up a pass from senior Andrew Messner (Wakefield, R.I.). Warren then scored his second of the game, putting Saint Anselm up 3-2 and freshman Mark Vitello (Weymouth, Mass.) struck at 10:02 for the 4-2 lead.
Mercy rallied back with a pair of goals to tie the game, but not before Warren put the Hawks back up by one with 3:33 remaining in the half. Junior James Peters (Medway, Mass.) was assisting on Saint Anselm's fifth goal of the game.
The Mavericks scored four straight goals extending the lead to three at 8-5. Mee found the net at 4:16 of the third, cutting the lead back to two, but Mercy went on another four-goal rally putting them out of reach and bringing the game to its final score of 12-6.
Sophomore goalie James O'Neil (East Walpole, Mass.) stopped 10 shots for Saint Anselm, who was outshot by the hosts, 47-29. The Hawks picked up 33 goundballs, including five from senior Matthew Steele (Ipswich, Mass.).
The Hawks return to action Saturday, March 15 at 1 p.m. when they travel to Adelphi University, before opening their home slate Wednesday, March 19 when Saint Anselm plays host to Molloy at Grappone Stadium. Stay up-to-date with the latest news, including game previews and recaps, directly from the Saint Anselm College athletic department by liking us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/STAHawks) and following us on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/STAHawks).