Scranton, PA| The St. Joseph's College (L.I.) men's lacrosse team earned a 9-5 road victory over Marywood University (1-4) on Saturday evening and improved to 2-1 overall on the year.
SJC was led by freshman Tim McCann, who scored a game-high three goals on six shots. The attackman also caused two turnovers and scooped up three ground balls.
Marywood's Matt Mitarotonda went for two goals and two assists for a game-high four points.
For the third-straight game SJC fell behind early, this time by two goals, but McCann's first tally of the evening with 5:29 to play in the first quarter ensured the deficit was just one goal (2-1) at the start of the second.
The Golden Eagles outscored Marywood 3-1 in the second quarter and took a slim 4-3 lead into the second half before expanding their advantage to three goals (6-3) when sophomore Mike McCarthy and Passarella each scored inside the third quarter's opening two minutes.
Up 8-5 in the fourth, Nielsen capped off the scoring with an unassisted tally with 5:11 to play (9-5).
SJC led in most statistical categories including total shots (39-35) and ground balls (39-28). Junior Declan Canevari went 10-4 on faceoffs.
The Golden Eagles return to action on Thursday, March 14 when they visit SUNY Oneonta for a non-conference contest at 4:00 pm.