ARLINGTON, Va. – The Marymount (Va.) University men's lacrosse team hosted Lebanon Valley College on Saturday afternoon for a non-conference tilt at Long Bridge Park, falling behind in the fourth quarter to drop a 9-6 decision.
A defensive stalemate through the first quarter saw nothing find the back of the net for either team, as they headed to the second 15-minutes stretch scoreless. It was the Saints, though, that put the first point on the board, as junior Dylan Watkins split the defense from the top to put away an unassisted finish.
Through the final 11 minutes until the half, just two more goals were registered, both in favor of the Flying Dutchmen, as they took a 2-1 advantage into the break.
On the restart, LVC pushed its lead to two, but Marymount quickly answered with three-straight goals to push the 4-3 lead by the 6:41 mark in the third quarter. All three goals were unassisted, seeing sophomores Sean Friedman and Matthew Ebert knock in their lone goals of the game before sophomore Christian Lutz, who won the faceoff, shoved a distant shot from the right side of the field into the most top-left corner of the net to give MU the lead.
However, the Dutchmen came back with three goals of their own that stretched into the final quarter to reclaim the lead that staying in their favor the rest of the way.
Junior John Williamson and Watkins both scored in the fourth quarter to keep the hopes alive for Marymount, but a finish with 18 seconds remaining by LVC sealed up the 9-6 decision.
The Saints will look to bounce back on Wednesday, March 15, hosting Shenandoah University for another non-conference matchup before jumping back into CAC play. Start time is slated for 7 p.m., at Long Bridge Park.