Hebert Highlights Career Day, No. 2 Mustangs Down RIT
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Stevenson men's lacrosse senior Geoff Hebert (Lutherville/Dulaney) tied his career-high with 15 saves, 12 of which came in the first half, while the second-ranked Mustangs scored 20 goals for the second-straight game with a 20-10 victory over RIT Wednesday at Caves Athletics Complex.
The win was also the 20th consecutive regular season win for Stevenson (3-0) who ran its home winning streak to 10.
Junior Richie Ford (Baltimore/Towson) finished with six points and a career-high four assists to lead 14 Mustangs who had at least one point.
Senior Delaware transfer Sean Calabrese (Rockville/DeMatha) had a career-high five points on three goals and two assists which tied his 19-game output in his final season with the Blue Hens in 2007.
Senior Tyler Maguire (Montauk, N.Y./East Hampton) scored a career-high four goals, senior Steve Kazimer (Syracuse, N.Y./Henninger) totaled a career-high four assists and senior Dave Cougler (Rochester, N.Y./G. Ray Bodley) handed out a career-high three assists.
Both teams exchanged goals over the game's first 17 minutes before Stevenson scored seven-straight to take a 10-3 lead into halftime. Maguire scored twice during the run while Kazimer dished out two assists and Ford added a goal and an assist on the first goal of the season from senior Shane Clift (Baltimore/North Carroll) at 11:11.
The Tigers (0-1) responded with the next three tallies to pull within four, but that would be as close as they would get as the Mustangs ran off another seven consecutive to take a 17-6 advantage with 10:59 left in the fourth quarter.
Junior Jimmy Dailey (Westminster/Winters Mill) scored all three of his goals during the stretch while Ford added three assists. Calabrese also had two goals and one assist.
The statistics were pretty even for both teams with Stevenson holding a 44-41 advantage in shots and RIT owning a 36-35 edge in ground balls and a 17-16 margin in face-offs. Both teams also had just one goal each in 13 combined extra-man opportunities.
Jordan McIntosh finished with four goals and five points to lead the Tigers while Iric Bressler had one goal and two assists. Kevin Rattigan made 13 saves.
Stevenson continues its five-game homestand on Sunday when it hosts No. 16 Western New England beginning at 1:00 p.m.