Saturday, April 20, 2013
Mount junior attacker Ryan Gallagher (Chicago, IL/St. Rita) scored the game-winning goal off a pass from Andrew Stoffer (Palatine, IL/Palatine), just eight seconds into overtime on Saturday afternoon, helping the Lions to an 11-10 victory on Senior Day over Fontbonne University. The Mount, winners of four straight games, goes to 8-6 overall, and 5-2 in the MLC.
The Lions got off to a slow start in the game against the Griffins, falling behind by a 6-2 score at the half, but turned up the offensive pressure in the third quarter, scoring six unanswered goals to start the quarter and leading by a 9-7 advantage heading into the final quarter. Will McClanahan (Cincinnati, OH/Madeira) scored three times in the third quarter for the Mount, as the Lions out-shot the visitors 15-10 in the quarter, including 11-5 in shots on goal.
Patrick McClanahan (Cincinnati, OH/Madeira) added a goal at the 9:20 mark of the fourth quarter, to give the Mount a 10-7 lead, but Fontbonne would rebound to score three of the game's next four goals, the last with 44 seconds to play in the game, to knot the score at 10-all. Stoffer won the opening face off of the overtime period, chased the ball down and passed off to Gallagher, who fired in his third game-winning goal of the season.
The McClanahans, and Gallagher, each scored three goals in the game, while Stoffer and Gallagher had two assists each. Stoffer also claimed 12 ground balls while helping the Lions control 19-of-24 faceoffs.
Seniors honored before the game were: Will McClanahan, Matt Gross (Cincinnati, OH/Elder), Zach Thomas (St. Louis, MO/Hazelwood West), Peter Thompson (Homewood, IL/Homewood-Flossmoor), John Wildenhaus (Kennesaw, GA/North Cobb) and Aaron Barton (Loveland, OH/Loveland).