Georgetown Prep scores twice in the final 3.1 seconds to win by one

It was a shootout and a heartbreaker for the St. Mary’s lacrosse team, Friday afternoon in Bethesda, as the visiting Saints could not maintain a hot first half start and fell to Georgetown Prep, 14-13, in their lacrosse season opener.

Georgetown Prep tied the contest with 3.1 seconds left on a goal by Zach Whittier and then, with just .4 seconds to play, Chase MacCartee scored with a half field rocket to stun the Saints in regulation.

St. Mary’s outscored the Little Hoyas 5-3 in the opening quarter and stretched their lead to 8-5 at the half. Georgetown Prep, however, drew within two after three quarters and outscored the Saints 4-1 in the final stanza to pull off the comeback win.

Nick Lilly did all he could for St. Mary’s, scoring seven goals. Gabe Souza scored twice, while Allen Hockenberry and Patrick Dunleavy each scored once and combined for six assists.

The Saints also got a goal from Sam Houghton and assists from Tyler Barnett, Nick Kaufman and Nick Golini. West Schmidt made 10 saves in the St. Mary’s cage.