Ursinus Rallies Past No. 17 Mustangs in Fourth

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Visiting Ursinus scored all six goals of the fourth quarter to move past No. 17 Stevenson in non-conference men's lacrosse Saturday night at Mustang Stadium.

  • Ursinus (1-0) got goals from Ben Goetz and Peter DeSimone to take a 2-0 lead 2:23 into the contest.
  • Stevenson (0-1) got on the board when Jacob Tatum took advantage of the Ursinus goalie being out on a broken clear and fired from midfield at the 4:47 mark to make it 2-1.
  • Ethan Christensen scored with 2:32 left in the opening frame to tie the game.
  • Bobby McClure scored with nine seconds left in the period to put the Bears on top after 15 minutes.

  • Christensen scored his second goal of the contest 1:50 into the second to tie things for the second time, but goals by Ursinus at 12:42 and a man-up tally at 10:16 put the guests up by a pair.
  • After Will Smith notched his first Mustang goal at 9:47, Gray McKee scored a man-up goal at the 7:36 mark to tie the game.
  • Just 12 seconds later, Tatum's second goal of the game gave Stevenson its first lead, 6-5.
  • Ursinus tied the game 2:28 before halftime on a McClure goal.

  • A behind-the-back goal by JT Thelen 3:51 into the second half put the Mustangs on top 7-6.
  • McClure scored at the 7:44 mark to forge the game's fifth tie.
  • Goals by Tatum and Smith 52 seconds apart gave the Mustangs a 9-7 lead with 5:21 remaining, a lead they would carry into the final period.

  • McClure's fourth goal of the game with 9:50 left pulled Ursinus within one, then Hakan Atillasoy tied the game at the 8:46 mark.
  • McClure struck again with 7:13 remaining to put the Bears on top 10-9.
  • After a goal at 6:08 extended Ursinus' lead to 11-9, the Bears scored twice in the final 2:30 to seal the win.
  • Ursinus outshot Stevenson 13-9 in the final frame

  • Stevenson outshot Ursinus 54-41 for the game and won 13-of-24 faceoffs.
  • The Mustangs also held a 39-34 lead in ground ball pickups.
  • Tatum finished with three goals and an assist, while Smith added a helper and two caused turnovers in addition to his two tallies.
  • Christensen also finished with two goals
  • Dominic DeFazio had four caused turnovers and five ground balls in his return on defense, while Dylan Harris also had five ground ball pickups and three caused turnovers.
  • Seth Thornton was 12-22 on faceoffs and registered five ground balls.
  • Marc Poust made the start in goal and registered 11 saves, while Ursinus counterpart Nick Kirk turned aside 16 shots.

  • Stevenson hits the road next Saturday, traveling to Ohio to face No. 9 Denison in a 3 pm contest.
  • The Mustangs return home Saturday, March 9, hosting second-ranked Salisbury in a 7 pm contest at Mustang Stadium.