College Lacrosse: Mount St. Mary’s upsets 14th ranked Richmond on Chris DiPretoro’s game-winning goal in OT
The craziness continues that is the 2019 college lacrosse season. With the new rule changes in the game with the added 80-second shot clock and the dive-shot on goal has made the game very exciting to watch. We’ve already seen so far a handful of games at all levels that could be labeled instant classics. And we’ve seen some eye-opening upsets.
On Tuesday night, Mount St. Mary’s senior Chris DiPretoro became a hero as he scored the game-winning goal in overtime against 14th-ranked Richmond. The Mount won 12-11.
The victory for Mount St. Mary’s was the sixth all-time against a ranked opponent and the first since a 2013 win over #18 Bucknell.
On the road, with under two-minutes left in the overtime period Mount St. Mary’s goalie Dylan Furnback made a huge game saving stop on a shot from Richmond’s Ryan Lanchbury and the clear up field was successful. Seconds later the party was on for the Mountaineers.
DiPretoro and Luke Frankeny, who scored the game-tying goal to send the game into overtime with 1.4 seconds left, each had four goal nights for Mount St. Mary’s. DiPretoro netted his 100th career goal in the first quarter, as he became the 13th player in program history to reach the 100-goal plateau.
Richmond led by two goals following a Spiders goal at the 8:21 mark of the fourth quarter. But Frankeny responded with back-to-back goals in a span of 34 seconds to tie the game at 10-all with 7:15 remaining.
Mount St. Mary’s held a 47-33 shot advantage in the contest, a 41-26 margin on ground balls, and won 18-of-27 face-offs.
The Mountaineers dominated play in the first quarter, outshooting Richmond by a 16-7 margin while holding possession for the majority of the period.
Mount St. Mary’s returns to Emmitsburg to face Mercer on Friday, March 8 at 12 p.m.