Men's lacrosse bested on the road by No. 7 Le Moyne

Men's lacrosse bested on the road by No. 7 Le Moyne

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The Saint Michael's College men's lacrosse team suffered a 21-7 setback at seventh-ranked Le Moyne College at Ted Grant Field on Saturday. The Purple Knights slip to 2-2 overall and 1-1 in the Northeast-10 Conference, while the Dolphins improve to 5-1 and 3-0. Le Moyne's national ranking is according to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA).

Senior Matt Dromeshauser (Norwell, Mass./Norwell) recorded a hat trick and collected four ground balls for Saint Michael's, while classmate Matt Casella (Yonkers, N.Y./Fordham Prep), juniors Daegan Goodman (Montpelier, Vt./Montpelier) and Mark Yetter (Skillman, N.J./Montgomery/Delaware) and sophomore Ben Overslaugh (Pittsford, N.Y./Pittsford Mendon) each netted one goal. Senior Luke Solms (Bedford, N.H./Northfield Mount Hermon) and first-year Spencer Ralston (Hebron, Conn./Cushing Academy) both totaled five ground balls, with Solms adding a pair of caused turnovers and Ralston going 16-for-31 on face-offs, and junior Brian Devilly (Norwell, Mass./Norwell) had four ground balls. Junior T.J. Bicknell (Duxbury, Mass./Duxbury) made a career-high 22 saves.

Seniors Joe Corapi (Liverpool, N.Y./Liverpool) and Kevin Kelly (Basking Ridge, N.J./Ridge) both had a hat trick and three assists for Le Moyne, with Corapi 7-of-15 on draws while adding nine ground balls, and junior Logan Thomas (Liverpool, N.Y./Liverpool/Onondaga CC) provided three goals and two assists. Junior Nick Kline (Liverpool, N.Y./Liverpool) scored, scooped up four ground balls and was 5-of-8 on face-offs. Senior Alex Krawec (Kirkville, N.Y./East Syracuse-Minoa/Onondaga CC) made 12 saves in the opening 45 minutes and classmate Ben Romagnoli (Cazenovia, N.Y./Cazenovia/Syracuse) had four saves during the fourth quarter.

Le Moyne began the game by reeling off seven consecutive goals, including six in the first quarter, before Dromeshauser tallied the first Purple Knight goal at 9:31 of the second quarter. After the Dolphins notched two more goals by 6:34, the teams twice exchanged goals to conclude the half. Goodman scored at 5:01, matched by Corapi's man-up tally 39 seconds later. Yetter then tallied at 2:34, but Thomas scored the final goal of the half eight seconds later as Le Moyne took an 11-3 lead into the break.

The Dolphins stretched their margin to 10 goals with the first two goals to start the third quarter, including Thomas netting a man-down marker at 9:59. Dromeshauser then recorded his second goal of the day at 7:28 before Le Moyne countered by tallying twice in 37 seconds later in the period. The hosts ended the stanza up 15-4.

After Ralston's opening face-off win in the fourth quarter, Dromeshauser raced up the field to net his third goal of the game just 10 seconds into the period, but Corapi came back with a man-up goal 32 seconds later. The Dolphins then accounted for five of the game's final seven goals, as Saint Michael's received markers from Overslaugh and Casella just 11 seconds apart, beginning with Overslaugh's goal with 3:46 to go.

The Purple Knights return home Tuesday for a 3:30 p.m. contest against The College of Saint Rose.