Catenacci, Malone Lead Cardinals to 12-10 Win at Marymount

Catenacci, Malone Lead Cardinals to 12-10 Win at Marymount

ARLINGTON, Va. - Catholic University men's lacrosse junior Vince Catenacci scored four goals while sophomore Kevin Malone made a career-high nine saves and picked up his first career win as the Cardinals posted a 12-10 victory over crosstown rival Marymount (Va.) Wednesday at Long Bridge Park.

Catholic (3-2), who has won three of its last four, outshot the Saints, 53-29, while cording 20 turnovers.

Led by three goals from freshman Joey Rockovich, the Cards jumped out to a 4-1 lead with 13:51 remaining in the second quarter before taking a 4-3 advantage into halftime.

The Cardinals opened the second half with back-to-back goals by freshman Nick Fanelli and sophomore Ben Karthaus to go back in front by three, 6-3, with 10:42 left in the third quarter.

The goal by Karthaus was his first of the season as he became the 19th different player to score a goal for Catholic this season and the 20th to register a point after freshman Collin Stein picked up his first career point with an assist in the first quarter.

After Karthaus' tally, Marymount rattled off four-straight goals to take a 7-6 lead with 58 seconds to go in the third. However, Catenacci netted the first of his two goals during a three-goal Cardinal run to tie the game with just two seconds remaining.

Catenacci struck for the third time with 9:01 left in the fourth to match Catholic's largest lead of the game, 11-8, scoring what proved to be the game-winner. He added an insurance goal with 4:06 to play as he accounted for four of the Cards' final six goals.

Rockovich also finished with four goals, posting his first career hat-trick in just his fifth career game.

Freshman Mike McShea won 15 of 25 faceoffs and picked up six ground balls while Karthaus and senior Luke Scaduto each scooped up five.

Clark Akers scored six goals for the Saints (0-4) while Grey Clarkson made 17 saves, including 10 in the first half as Catholic outshot the home team, 27-11.

The Cardinals travel to St. Mary's (Md.) on Saturday to take on the Seahawks. Faceoff is at 2 p.m.