Thelen Becomes All-Time Leading Goal Scorer, Mustangs Advance to MAC Commonwealth Final

Thelen Becomes All-Time Leading Goal Scorer, Mustangs Advance to MAC Commonwealth Final

OWINGS MILLS, Md.JT Thelen scored five goals and became the all-time leading goal-scorer in Stevenson men's lacrosse history as the top-seeded Mustangs downed No. 4 seed Widener 12-8 in a MAC Commonwealth semifinal Wednesday night at Mustang Stadium.

  • Thelen scored 1:17 into the game to get Stevenson (11-7) on the board.
  • Widener (7-11) responded at the 10:30 mark on a Paz Gismondi goal.
  • Gray McKee scored off a feed from Cam Leydig with 7:15 on the clock to put the Mustangs back on top.
  • Jacob Tatum found Ethan Christensen for his 33rd goal of the season at 5:04.
  • Thelen scored his second goal of the game with 4:28 left in the quarter.
  • Thelen's second goal was No. 182 for his career, breaking the previous program record of 181 career goals held by Richie Ford.
  • The Mustangs carried a 4-1 lead into the second quarter.

  • McKee scored at the 12:31 mark to up the Mustang lead to 5-1.
  • Will Smith scored a man-up goal at the 7:59 mark for his 19th goal of the season that made it 6-1.
  • The Pride rattled off three straight goals, including a man-down goal, to pull within two with 1:57 left before halftime.
  • Thelen notched his 50th goal of the season with 1:14 remaining.
  • Stevenson led 7-4 at the break.

  • McKee opened the second half scoring with an unassisted tally at the 10:11 mark.
  • The Mustangs strung together three goals in a 1:48 span to go up 11-4 with exactly three minutes left in the frame.
  • Thelen had a hand in all three goals in the run, scoring at 4:48 and 3:00, while assisting on Christensen's tally at 3:42.
  • Thelen's goal at 3:00 was a man-up score.
  • Widener's Connor Heisman posted a man-up goal with 1:16 to play in the period.
  • Stevenson led 11-5 after three.

  • Heisman scored at 13:27 and Gismondi at 8:18 to pull the guests within four, 11-7.
  • Lewis Anania got into the scoring column with 5:17 to play.
  • Gismondi closed out the scoring with 2:31 on the clock.

  • Thelen now has 185 career goals as he finished with five goals and an assist.
  • McKee totaled three goals, while Christensen finished with two goals and four assists.
  • Al Falco had a team-high three caused turnovers, while Tyler Sullivan had two.
  • Stevenson outshot Widener 39-33.
  • Faceoffs were nearly even, with Widener winning 12-of-23 draws.
  • Stevenson was 2-6 in man-up situations, with the Pride 2-4.
  • Stevenson improved to 69-0 all-time against MAC Commonwealth opponents since joining the conference in 2013 and 13-0 in conference championship play.
  • Stevenson will appear in its seventh MAC Commonwealth final Saturday.
  • The Mustangs matched a season-low with 11 turnovers.

JT Thelen becomes Stevenson's all-time leading goal-scorer on this tally in the first quarter.

  • Stevenson will host third-seeded Lycoming in the MAC Commonwealth championship game Saturday at 7 pm at Mustang Stadium.  The Warriors upended No. 2 Messiah 13-11 on the road.
  • The Mustangs downed Lycoming 16-8 on April 6 at Mustang Stadium.