Men's Lacrosse: Daley Tallies Three Goals in Home Opener Against St. Vincent

Declan McCartin (10) and Chris Daley (28) (Photo by Steven Kachilla)
Declan McCartin (10) and Chris Daley (28) (Photo by Steven Kachilla)

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Senior Chris Daley (Wilmington, Del./Dupont) scored three goals in Mount Union's 7-6 win over St. Vincent (Pa.) Saturday at Mount Union Stadium in the team's home opener. 

The Purple Raiders advance to 1-1 on the season after defeating St. Vincent, who falls to 0-1. 

Daley's three goals led the Raiders, while junior attackman Brent Greenberg (Gaithersburg, Md./Quince Orchard) recorded two goals and an assist, one of which came in a man-up situation. 

St. Vincent was led by sophomore attacker Jeremy Kennedy, who tallied three goals for the Bearcats. 

The Bearcats got on the board at the 9:50 mark of the first quarter after Ben Price scored an unassisted goal. Daley responded with a goal with just over seven minutes left in the quarter to tie the game at one. Sophomore Declan McCartin (Centreville, Md./Queen Annes County) notched a goal to give the Raiders a 2-1 lead at the end of the first period.

Daley recorded two goals for Mount Union in the second quarter to put the Raiders ahead 4-1 at the break. 

Greenberg recorded back-to-back goals for the Raiders in the third quarter, but St. Vincent outscored the Raiders 4-3 to cut the lead to two, 7-5. 

The Raiders held off the Bearcats for over 12 minutes in the final quarter before St. Vincent's Kennedy found the back of Mount Union's net with 2:14 in regulation. Mount Union held off the Bearcats for the rest of the game to seal a 7-6 victory and its first win of the season. 

Mount Union will travel to Pittsburgh, Pa. for its next game against non-conference opponent La Roche on Wednesday, Mar. 1 at 4 p.m.