LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Kyle Shanahan scored a career-high four goals, Sean Doyle had three and David Dickson added a goal and three assists to propel the Bucknell men's lacrosse team to a one-sided 16-6 victory over Mount St. Mary's in a non-league contest at cold and blustery Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon. A 7-0 run after Mount St. Mary's scored the game's opening goal was the difference, and the Bison improved to 6-6 on the season.
Bucknell led 7-1 at the half and by as many as 11 goals on a couple of occasions in the fourth quarter. The Bison used 36 players in the game and 13 recorded a point while 19 had at least one ground ball.
Christian Durham scored twice and Bubba Johnson handed out three assists for Mount St. Mary's (0-12). Bucknell avenged a one-goal loss to the Mountaineers from a year ago and now leads the all-time series 15-1.
Mount St. Mary's recorded the first six shots of the game, the last of which was a Mike Pascali goal just 2:37 into the contest. Bison head coach Frank Fedorjaka used an early timeout after the goal, and his team quickly responded with a Doyle unassisted tally less than two minutes later. Ryan Joseph then picked up a ground ball near the left sideline and worked his way in for another goal just 57 seconds after the Doyle tally. Todd Heritage made it three goals in 2:05 when he converted a Dickson feed to make it 3-1.
Heritage's second of the day came on Bucknell's lone extra-man opportunity, and it was a 5-1 game after one period. Doyle and Dickson tallied in the second quarter to make it 7-1 at the half, but another flurry late in the third quarter put the game out of reach.
Thomas Flibotte scored twice and Shanahan once in a span of hust 1:42 to make it 12-3 after three periods. Bucknell's reserves played the majority of the fourth quarter, and sophomore middie Brett Pearce notched his first collegiate goal off a feed from Tommy O'Connor. Alex Ryan scored twice in the fourth quarter, the latter coming off an assist from Nick Steinfeld to close out the scoring.
Bucknell finished with a 44-23 shot advantage and led 39-24 in ground balls. The Bison also won the faceoff battle 13-12, with Colin Farawell going 9-for-18 and Gavin Sullivan 4-for-7. Alex Spring led the team with five ground balls, and Jackson Place had a team-high three caused turnovers.
Mount St. Mary's committed 18 turnovers in the game compared to only seven by the Bison.
Bucknell has a big Patriot League game next Friday against Lafayette at 7:30 p.m. at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium. The game will be preceded by Senior Day ceremonies and will be streamed on Bison Vision on the Patriot League Network.