January 25, 2014


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Le Moyne Dolphins Sports Network | Men's Lacrosse vs. Hofstra/Syracuse

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team opened the 2014 season on Saturday with a pair of preseason scrimmages at the Carrier Dome. The Dolphins took on the Hofstra Pride of the Colonial Athletic Conference and the Syracuse Orange of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Le Moyne fell to Hofstra in the day's first scrimmage, 10-8, and later to Syracuse by the score of 15-4.

Sophomore Mike Jenkins (Clifton Park, N.Y./Shenendehowa) paced the Dolphin attack on the day with a combined six points on three goals and three assists. Senior Chris Button (Fairport, N.Y./Fairport) added a hat-trick in the day's first scrimmage.

Trailing 3-1 after the first 15 minutes, the 'Phins outscored the Pride 4-0 in the second period using an efficient offensive attack and strong defense from sophomore goalkeeper Tim Birchler (Syracuse, N.Y./West Genesee/Onondaga C.C.), who recorded four of his five saves in the period. 

Junior goalie Alex Krawec (Kirkville, N.Y./East Syracuse-Minoa/Onondaga C.C.) recorded 10 second half saves in net. Five different Dolphins scored the team's eight goals.

Syracuse jumped out to an early 5-0 lead in the first period, en route to topping the Dolphins 15-4. Jenkins, Joe Corapi (Liverpool, N.Y./Liverpool), Chris Breiner (Troy, N.Y./Trinity-Pawling) and Matt Klepper (Manlius, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius/Merrimack) each netted tallies for the Dolphins.

Seeing his first action in a Dolphin uniform, Ben Romagnoli (Cazenovia, N.Y./Cazenovia/Syracuse) recorded six saves in net, while junior Pat Brothers (Burlington, Mass./Malden Cathoic) made four stops in the second half. 

Le Moyne opens the season on Saturday, February 15 at home against Northeast-10 Conference-foe Assumption College at 12:00 p.m.

2014 Le Moyne Lacrosse season tickets are on sale now for only $30. A season pass will provide access to both men's and women's games at Ted Grant Field. Tickets are available at www.LeMoyneDolphins.com/tickets

Hofstra 10  Le Moyne 8

   1   2   3   4* Total
  3 0 6 1 10
  1 4 1 2 8

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

Le Moyne Scoring:
Mike Jenkins (2-2), Chris Button (3-0), Joe Corapi (1-0), Brian Rogers (1-0), Andrew Jackson (1-0), Pat Nowak (1-0).

Hofstra Scoring
: Torin Varn (3-0), Sam Linares (1-2), Drew Coholan (1-1), Lance Yapor (1-0), Mike Malave (1-0), Steve Romano (1-0), Brandyn O'Connell (1-0), Tyler Begley (1-0).

Le Moyne: 6-22
Hofstra: 16-22

Le Moyne: 15 (Tim Birchler 5, Alex Krawec 10)
Hofstra: 6 (Eddie Collins 5, Chris Selva 1)

Syracuse 15  Le Moyne 4

   1   2   3  4*  Total

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

Le Moyne Scoring: Mike Jenkins (1-1), Matt Klepper (1-0), Joe Corapi (1-0), Chris Breiner (1-0), Kevin Kelly (0-1), Andrew Chadderdon (0-1), Andrew Jackson (0-1)

Syracuse Scoring
: Dylan Donahue (3-0), Scott Loy (2-0), Billy Ward (1-0), Kevin Rice (2-3), Niko Manning (1-0), Derek Maltz (0-3), Henry Schoonmaker (1-0), Brenny Daly (1-0), Kyle Henry (1-0), Jeff Desko (1-0), Dylan Maltz (1-0), Sergio Salcido (1-0), Jordan Evans (0-1).

Le Moyne: 10-23
Syracuse:  13-23

Le Moyne: 10 (Ben Romagnoli 6, Pat Brothers 4)
Syracuse: 10 (Bobby Wardwell 7, Dominic Lomolinara 1, Evan Molly 1, Tyler Avallone 1)