February 5, 2012

DOLPHINS SQUARE OFF AGAINST HOFSTRA AND SYRACUSE

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Men's Lacrosse Scrimmage - 2/15/12



Syracuse, N.Y. - The Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team opened its 2012 season with a pair of scrimmages against nationally-ranked Division I teams on Sunday at the Carrier Dome. In the first game of the day, the Dolphins faced 14th-ranked Hofstra and fell 9-5, while they closed the afternoon with an 11-5 loss to eighth-ranked Syracuse.

Against the Pride, the Dolphins fell behind 4-0 in the first quarter, but rallied in the fourth quarter to pull within 7-5. The Pride scored the final two goals of the contest to deliver the final score. Senior attackman Sean Connors (Camillus, N.Y./Marcellus) led the Dolphins in the game with a pair of goals, while junior attackman Tyler Prevost (Watertown, N.Y./Immaculate Heart/Onondaga C.C.) dished out three assists. Junior goalkeeper Jeff White (Buffalo, N.Y./Canisius HS) made five saves in between the pipes over the first three quarters, while senior Matt Krupka (Nedrow, N.Y./Onondaga) stopped two shots in the fourth quarter.

In the final game of the day, Syracuse leaped out to a 3-1 lead after the first quarter. After the Dolphins scored the first goal of the second quarter, the Orange rattled off four goals over the final 11:33 of the period. Le Moyne outscored the Orange, 3-2, in the third quarter, but Syracuse put the Dolphins away with two fourth-quarter goals. Connors added two more goals against the Orange, with Prevost dishing out two more assists. White turned away four shots through two and one-half quarters, while freshman Pat Brothers (Burlington, Mass./Malden Catholic) added a save in the fourth quarter.

The Dolphins open the regular season on February 18 at Seton Hill at 1:00 p.m. and play their home opener against Saint Rose at 1:00 p.m. on February 25.

  1 2 3 4 Total
   4  1  2  2 9
   1  1  0  3 5

Quarters 1-3: 15:00 minute regulation | Quarter 4: 20:00 minute running time

FULL BOX SCORE
Scoring: Hofstra - Ian Braddish (2-1), Steve Serling (1-2), Torin Varn (1-0), Adrian Sorchetti (3-0), Aaron Jones (1-0), Ryan O'Leary (1-0), Stephen DiGiovanni (0-1), Mike Malave (0-1). Le Moyne - Sean Connors (2-0), Tyler Prevost (0-3), Doug Bailey (1-0), Nate Frechette (1-1), Justin DePalma (1-0).

Saves: Hofstra - Andrew Gvozden (5), Chris Selva (2), Ryan Brant (0). Le Moyne - Jeff White (5), Matt Krupka (2). 

Faceoffs: Hofstra - 7 of 17, Le Moyne - 10 of 17.


  1 2 3 4 Total
   1 1
3
0
5
  3
4
2
2
11

Quarters 1-3: 15:00 minute regulation | Quarter 4: 10:00 minute running time

FULL BOX SCORE
Scoring: Le Moyne - Sean Connors (2-0), Tyler Sennett (1-0), Andrew Chadderdon (1-0), John Albanese (1-0), Tyler Prevost (0-2), Alec Westerhoff (0-1). Syracuse - Christian Pagli (2-0), JoJo Marasco (1-1), Ryan Barber (1-1), Matt Walters (1-1), Scott Loy (1-0), Derek Maltz (1-0), Billy Ward (1-0), Matt Pratt (1-0), Kevin Rice (1-0),  Pat Powderly (1-0), Tommy Palasek (0-1), Steve Ianzito (0-1), Pete Coleman (0-1), Luke Cometti (0-1).

Saves: Le Moyne - Jeff White (4), Pat Brothers (1). Syracuse - Matthew Lerman (1), Dominic Lamolinara (1), Ben Levy (2), Paul Dubas (0).