Yetter records nine points as men's lacrosse tops Saint Rose, 12-10

Yetter records nine points as men's lacrosse tops Saint Rose, 12-10

COLCHESTER, Vt. - The Saint Michael's College men's lacrosse team held on for a 12-10 victory against The College of Saint Rose during Northeast-10 Conference play at Duffy Field on Tuesday. The Purple Knights improve to 3-2 overall and 2-1 in the league, while the Golden Knights slip to 2-5 and 1-3.

Junior Mark Yetter (Skillman, N.J./Montgomery/Delaware) turned in a career-high nine points for Saint Michael's on four goals and five assists and had four ground balls, while senior Matt Dromeshauser (Norwell, Mass./Norwell) registered his second hat trick in as many games after netting three goals and two assists while also collecting three ground balls. Senior Matt Casella (Yonkers, N.Y./Fordham Prep), junior Daegan Goodman (Montpelier, Vt./Montpelier), sophomores Tom Fitzgerald (Cranford, N.J./Cranford) and Ben Overslaugh (Pittsford, N.Y./Pittsford Mendon) and first-year Bobby Frank (Saratoga Springs, N.Y./Saratoga Springs) each scored one goal. Frank's was his first as a collegian. First-year Brian Loughlin (Kingston, N.Y./Kingston) dished out three assists while nabbing three ground balls.

Senior Luke Solms (Bedford, N.H./Northfield Mount Hermon) scooped up five ground balls and caused four turnovers, junior Brian Devilly (Norwell, Mass./Norwell) caused three turnovers, while senior Sean Curtin (Ledyard, Conn./Ledyard) and first-year Patch Ryan (Holden, Mass./Saint John's) each grabbed three ground balls. First-year Spencer Ralston (Hebron, Conn./Cushing Academy) took every face-off and went 13-for-25 while snagging six ground balls. Junior T.J. Bicknell (Duxbury, Mass./Duxbury) made 12 saves with four ground balls in 59:09, while first-year Matt Hanley (Plainview, N.Y./Bethpage) went untested in 51 seconds.

Senior Kris Miller (Shoreham, N.Y./Shoreham-Wading River) paced Saint Rose with five points on one goal and four assists, while classmate Ryan McFee (Greenwich, N.Y./Greenwich) potted three goals. Senior Kevin Fleming (Owings, Md./Northern) scored twice and junior Justin Golec (Northampton, Mass./Northampton) provided one goal and one assist. Senior Jake Files (Syracuse, N.Y./Westhill) and junior Mike Balla (West Seneca, N.Y./West Seneca East) both had four ground balls and two caused turnovers, while senior Nick Longo (Wading River, N.Y./Shoreham-Wading River) scored and stopped 23 shots.

Following Longo's goal 1:21 into the game, Saint Michael's reeled off three consecutive goals in a 3:12 span to take a 3-1 advantage. In that stretch, Yetter assisted Goodman on the first goal while scoring two of his own. Saint Rose responded with two of the next three goals, the last coming with 2:53 remaining, to bring the score to a 4-3 Saint Michael's lead through the first quarter. The Purple Knights then logged back-to-back man-up tallies in a 6:10 span by Dromeshauser and Yetter to start the second stanza before the Golden Knights scored a man-up goal of their own with 6:37 left in the quarter. Dromeshauser chalked up another man-up marker as Saint Michael's closed out the first half with three goals in the closing 3:01 to take a 9-4 halftime advantage.

The Purple and Gold extended its margin to 11-4 after notching two goals in the opening 4:43 of the third quarter after Dromeshauser netted his hat trick goal and Overslaugh registered his only marker of the game. Frank's first collegiate goal was then sandwiched by two Saint Rose goals as the visitors trailed 12-6 through three quarters. The Golden Knights then accounted for four goals while keeping the Purple Knights scoreless in the final quarter. Following two goals by McFee and one by Golec to make the game a 12-9 affair, Miller fired a shot off the right post with 6:52 remaining. After a Saint Rose shot sailed wide left of the net, McFee corralled the ball and snapped a shot past Bicknell with 55 seconds remaining in the game as the Golden Knights were able to trim the deficit to 12-10. Saint Michael's won the ensuing and final face-off after Ralston scooped up his sixth ground ball of the day.

The Purple Knights hit the road for a 1 p.m. Saturday contest at Southern New Hampshire University.