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Sulhoff, Beard Highlight Saints' 15-7 Win Over Mary Washington on Senior Day

Sulhoff, Beard Highlight Saints' 15-7 Win Over Mary Washington on Senior Day

ARLINGTON, Va. - Marymount men's lacrosse senior Brent Sulhoff scored four goals while senior Nathan Beard totaled four points as the Saints scored five first-quarter goals and never trailed in a 15-7 CAC victory over Mary Washington Saturday at Long Bridge Park on Senior Day.

Marymount (3-13, 1-6 CAC) snapped a 10-game losing streak and a seven-game conference skid by scoring a season-high 15 goals, including eight in the first half. 

The Saints, who totaled a season-high 39 shots, scored the game's first four goals, two of which came just 44 seconds apart, to take a 4-0 lead. Four different players scored for Marymount, including junior Matthew Ebert who had a goal and an assist.

The Eagles (7-8, 3-4 CAC) finally got on the board with a man-up goal with 1:58 remaining in the first quarter, but Sulhoff scored his second goal of the game just 42 seconds later as the Saints led 5-1 after one.

Ebert and sophomore Michael Burns each scored their second goal of the half in the second quarter as Marymount extended its lead to five at the half, 7-2.

The Saints outscored Mary Washington 4-0 in the third quarter with freshman Jonah Mackiewicz finding the back of the next twice as Marymount took its biggest lead of the game, 12-2.

The Eagles scored four the first five goals in the fourth quarter to pull within seven, 13-6, with 6:24 remaining, but Beard had a goal and an assist to Sulhoff as the Saints snapped a three-game home losing streak.

Junior Sean Friedman finished with six points, including five assists while Ebert finished with five with three goals and two assists. Seven different Saints scored a goal Saturday while nine had at least one point.

Junior Patrick Ruleman totaled 13 saves, his fourth-straight game in double digits, while junior Dalton Smolens had two ground balls and two caused turnovers.

Marymount scored on 4-of-7 extra-man opportunities, including 3-of-5 in the second half.

The Saints conclude their 2018 season on Tuesday when they host No. 2 York (Pa.) at Long Bridge Park beginning at 7 p.m.