No. 12 men's lacrosse stays unbeaten in NE-10 play with 6-3 win at Bentley

WALTHAM, Mass. - The 12th-ranked Saint Michael's College men's lacrosse team grabbed its fourth straight victory, taking a 6-3 decision at Bentley University in Northeast-10 Conference play on Wednesday at Bentley's Turf Field. The Purple Knights, who are ranked in this week's United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) national poll, improve to 5-2 overall and 4-0 in the league, while the Falcons drop to 1-5 and 1-4.

Junior Cooper Quenneville (Shoreham, Vt./Gould Academy) tallied a career-best three points, recording two goals and an assist for Saint Michael's while also finishing 4-of-5 on face-offs. Senior Pete Donnally (Madison, N.J./Morristown-Beard School) added a goal and an assist, and junior Tim McDonald (Walpole, Mass./Walpole) found the back of the net. Sophomore Matt Casella (Yonkers, N.Y./Fordham Prep) netted his first marker of the season, while classmate Sean Curtin (Ledyard, Conn./Ledyard) scored his first collegiate goal. Junior Chris DeMairo (Bethpage, N.Y./Bethpage) made 12 saves and collected five ground balls.

Senior Steve Caditz (Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island), sophomore Doug Mahony (Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island), and first-year Matt Brigham (Portsmouth, R.I./Portsmouth Abbey) all notched a goal for Bentley, while junior Connor Price (Hamden, Conn./Hamden) was 7-for-12 on draws. Junior Brian Karl (New Canaan, Conn./New Canaan) posted 11 saves.

Caditz put the hosts on top, 1-0, with a marker 2:19 into the second quarter before Quenneville evened the score 8:09 later. McDonald and Casella netted goals for the Purple Knights with 2:20 and 54 seconds remaining in the frame to give their team a two-goal advantage. Brigham and Mahony deadlocked the contest at three, scoring goals 3:11 apart early in the third quarter before Curtin beat the keeper for the game-deciding goal with 6:51 left to play in the third. Quenneville recorded his second marker 58 ticks later, and Donnally tallied with 1:26 remaining in the fourth period.

Saint Michael's is back on the field Saturday when it travels to face Pace University at 1 p.m.