Men's Lacrosse Falls to Saint Rose, 9-8 in Overtime, in Season Opener

Men's Lacrosse Falls to Saint Rose, 9-8 in Overtime, in Season Opener

ALBANY, N.Y. - Junior Jack Pemrick scored 1:27 into overtime to lift The College of Saint Rose over the Saint Michael's College men's lacrosse team, 9-8, on Saturday at the Plumeri Sports Complex in the Purple Knights' season opener and Northeast-10 Conference opener. Three Purple Knights scored their first career goals.

RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (0-1, 0-1 NE10), Saint Rose (2-0, 1-0 NE10)

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

  • First-year Drew Collins (Niskayuna, N.Y./Niskayuna), 2 goals, 1 assist, 2 ground balls (first career goal)
  • First-year Max Katavolos (Newburyport, Mass./Newburyport), 2 goals, 1 assist, 2 ground balls (first career goal)
  • Sophomore Kyle Hirshom (Walpole, Mass./Walpole), 2 goals, 7 ground balls
  • First-year Arinze Nzeako (Lakeland, Fla./Choate Rosemary Hall), 2 goals (first career goal)
  • Junior Joseph Gerardi (Queensbury, N.Y./Queensbury), 1 assist, 6 ground balls
  • Junior Dominic Joy (Scarborough, Maine/Scarborough), 8 saves, 3 ground balls
  • Senior Justin Richmond (New Market, Md./Linganore), 12-for-21 faceoffs, 4 ground balls
  • First-year Brian Sardella (Billerica, Mass./Billerica Memorial), 4 ground balls, 2 caused turnovers

OPPONENT LEADERS

  • Junior Jack Pemrick, 1 goal, 4 assists
  • Senior Jordyn Marchiano, 4 goals
  • First-year Connor Kinney, 2 goals
  • First-year Greg Walsh, 2 assists
  • First-year Ryan Fleming, 8 saves, 8 ground balls
  • Senior Cameron Knox, 7-for-14 faceoffs
  • Senior Reed Chronis, 5 ground balls, 3 caused turnovers

GAME FACTS

  • The teams exchanged five different leads in the contest.
  • Richmond passed Nathan Siegler '03 (157) for seventh in program history in career ground balls (160), two away from Tom Campbell '06 for sixth place.
  • Each of the last five meetings between the Purple Knights and Golden Knights have been decided by one goal, with this the second time the game has needed overtime to decide a winner.
  • The Purple Knights scooped up 40 ground balls to the Golden Knights' 39, but Saint Rose outshot Saint Michael's, 17-16.
  • The Purple and Gold went to overtime in the season opener for the first time since the 1993 season.

THE ACTION

  • The Purple Knights went up 2-0 on the first career goals by Katavolos at 13:13 of the first quarter and Nzeako at 9:49. Collins registered his first point on Nzeako's goal.
  • Saint Rose responded with two goals 2:26 apart, with Kinney netting one at 3:59 and Marchiano scoring at 1:33.
  • Marchiano scored again at 11:16 of the second quarter before the Golden Knights extended the lead on a man-up goal by junior John Loughlin at 2:16, capping a 4-0 run. Nzeako scored at 1:20 to halve the score, 4-3, at the half.
  • The Purple Knights scored the first two goals of the second half, with Katavolos scoring at 11:35 into the third and Collins at 7:39 to put the Purple and Gold in the lead.
  • The Golden Knights scored the next two 1:50 apart to take back the lead, Kinney at 4:18 and Marchiano at 2:28, to put Saint Rose up one, 6-5.
  • Both teams traded goals in the first five minutes of the fourth quarter, with Collins tying the game at 14:19 and junior Kyle Meoli at 11:27 to give the Golden Knights the lead back.
  • Hirshom scored two goals 52 seconds apart to put the Purple Knights up in the final half of the fourth stanza, with the first at 7:39 and the second at 6:48. However, Marchiano tied the game at 5:56.
  • Saint Michael's gained the final possession of regulation, but two shots in the final eight seconds were off target, with one blocked and one wide.
  • After Knox won the opening draw in overtime, the Golden Knights continued to possess until Pemrick scored an unassisted goal with 2:33 remaining.

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S GAME

  • Saturday at Roberts Wesleyan (N.Y.) College, 11 a.m.