ERIE, Pa. -- Sixth-ranked Seton Hill's seven-goal scoring run lifted the Griffins past No. 2 Mercyhurst 10-7 on Saturday. The Griffins remain undefeated on the season at 4-0 and 2-0 in the ECAC.
"After a 5-2 game we had lots of lacrosse left to be played," head coach Brian Novotny said to his players. "We needed to stay calm, cool, and collected. You need to rely and trust your teammates and we will be fine. We need to stay out of the penalty box and needed to get some stops on defense so we could feed our offense".
Marc Piche, who had two goals and three assists, opened the scoring for SHU at 13:50 of the first quarter. After back-and-forth scoring and a score of 2-2, Mercyhurst (2-1, 0-1 ECAC) finished three man-up goals to make the score 5-2. At 6:07 in the second quarter Dylan Lefebvre scored the first of a seven-goal scoring run by Seton Hill. Piche added one more goal and Matt Delmonico added two goals, one of which was scored with 13 seconds left in the half, for a 6-5 halftime lead.
The Seton Hill defense held the Mercyhurst offense scoreless in the third quarter while midfielder Dylan Gelven added two goals at 12:43 and 7:14. In the fourth quarter Delmonico scored his third goal at 7:52, followed by a MU goal at 5:36 to make the score 9-6. At 1:29 Jack Miller scored a man-up goal after a MU slashing penalty at 2:47. MU scored shortly after to finish the game scoring.
"I am very proud of our team [Saturday]. We handled adversity," Novotny said. "My guys bought into their role and played it to the best of their ability. Big contributions from every member of the team."
Jake McAndrew led Mercyhurst with two goals and an assist.