WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Stevenson men’s lacrosse senior Chris Dashiell scored a career-high nine points with five goals and four assists as the third-ranked Mustangs outscored Lycoming 12-1 over the second and third quarters en route to a 20-7 Commonwealth Conference victory Saturday at Shangraw Complex.
Stevenson (15-2, 8-0 MAC) finished with its second unbeaten regular season in as many years in the Commonwealth Conference, improving its record to 16-0.
As a result, the Mustangs once again clinched home field advantage throughout next week’s Commonwealth Conference Men’s Lacrosse Championship and will host the winner between Lycoming and Messiah in the semifinals next Thursday, May 1 at 7:00 p.m.
Dashiell’s five goals tied a career-high while his nine points eclipsed his previous best of seven set on Mar. 28, 2012 when he had seven with two goals and five assists in a 19-3 victory at Wesley.
Meanwhile, sophomore Stephen Banick posted a season-high six points for the fourth time this season, finishing one shy of his career-high set in his collegiate debut versus Haverford on Feb. 18, 2012. In that game, he had career-best five assists which equaled against the Warriors on Saturday.
Dashiell and Banick were two of 11 different players who had at least one point which included 10 different goal scorers. Senior Glen Tompkins and junior Billy Burgoyne each had three goals while Tompkins added an assist.
Stevenson outshot Lycoming 69-25, including 39-13 over the second and third quarters as the Mustangs broke open a 4-2 lead into a 16-3 advantage heading into the fourth. They also won 27-of-32 face-offs with sophomore Justin Buonomo winning 17-of-21 and freshman Nathan LeQuang winning 10-of-11.
Stevenson, owners of the nation’s fourth-best man-up offense, scored on 5-of-9 opportunities Saturday and are now at 50.0 percent for the season (51-for-102).
Sophomore Dimitri Pecunes made four saves in just over 40 minutes of action to earn the victory before giving way to junior Kevin Cain and sophomoreConnor Skeen.
Matt McCaffer had four goals for the Warriors (6-9, 4-4 MAC) while Sean Reilly had a goal and five assists. Alex Wylly made 22 saves.