Messiah 5, Maryville 1

Nov. 18, 2005

GRANTHAM, Pa. -- Sophomore Patrick Lenehan (Highland, IN) completed the hat trick in a 5-1 Messiah victory over Maryville College out of Tennessee. The win moves the defending national champion Falcons (21-0) into the quarter-final round of the NCAA Tournament versus the College of New Jersey. TCNJ (16-2-1) was a 3-2 winner over New Jersey City University (18-7) in the first game of the night in Grantham. Messiah and the Lions will kick-off at 6:00 PM on Saturday at Messiah with the winner advancing to the Final Four in Greensboro, NC.

Lenehan opened the scoring for Messiah in the 32nd minute when junior forward Dan Wagner (McAlisterville, PA) beat his defender on the left flank and sent in a cross to Lenehan that he redirected by the Scots goalkeeper. It was the only goal of the half as Messiah held the vast majority of the possession but generated only six shots. In the second half the Falcons put things away with a flurry of three goals in a six minute time period. In the 59th minute Lenehan took a feed from senior Dave McClellan (Middleburg, PA) for his second goal of the night. A minute later Bryan Mohney tallied an unassisted goal to push the lead to 3-0. In the 65th minute defender Chris Claassen (McPherson, KS) headed home one of Messiah's 11 corners on the night for a 4-0 lead. Lenehan then closed out the scoring for Messiah with an unassisted goal as he got played through and was one on one with the keeper.

Maryville (16-5-1) did not give in an was rewarded for their effort in the 88th minute when Travis Hawkins (Cowan, TN) got played in behind the Messiah defense and finished it for a 5-1 final score. Messiah out shot the Scots 9-4 in the second half and held a 7-0 advantage on corners in the half as well.

Messiah keeper Dustin Shambach (Middleburg, PA) made three saves on the night before being relieved by Chris Vincent in the final 20 minutes, Vincent made one save on the night. Adam Gutzman (Hendersonville, TN) recorded four saves in goal for Maryville.

On the night Messiah held a 15-6 shot advantage and a 11-2 lead on corner kicks.

-- Courtesy Calvin