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 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.
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.