Men's Lacrosse Loses Second 9-8 Contest of Season at Roberts Wesleyan

Men's Lacrosse Loses Second 9-8 Contest of Season at Roberts Wesleyan

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - The Saint Michael's College men's lacrosse team lost its second 9-8 decision in as many outings this season at Roberts Wesleyan (N.Y.) College on Saturday during the programs' first meeting.


  • Saint Michael's (0-2), Roberts Wesleyan (3-3)


  • Senior Ralph Grillone III (Brockton, Mass./Cardinal Spellman), 3 goals, 1 assist
  • First-year Arinze Nzeako (Lakeland, Fla./Choate Rosemary Hall), 2 goals, 1 assist
  • First-year Drew Collins (Niskayuna, N.Y./Niskayuna), 2 goals, 4 ground balls, 3 caused turnovers
  • First-year Max Katavolos (Newburyport, Mass./Newburyport), 1 goal, 1 assist
  • Junior Dominic Joy (Scarborough, Maine/Scarborough), 14 saves
  • Senior Justin Richmond (New Market, Md./Linganore), 13-for-20 faceoffs, 3 ground balls
  • Senior Will Moriarty (Ashland, Mass./Catholic Memorial), 4 ground balls, 2 caused turnovers
  • First-year Evan Schindler (Arundel, Maine/Kennebunk), 3 ground balls, 2 caused turnovers
  • Junior Joseph Gerardi (Queensbury, N.Y./Queensbury), 3 ground balls


  • Junior Hunter Lemieux, 3 goals, 1 assist
  • First-year Dan Doviak, 2 goals, 1 assist
  • First-year Eli Chalmers, 2 goals
  • Junior Matt Gademske, 1 goal, 1 assist
  • Junior Pat Hynes, 18 saves


  • The teams met for the first time, while Saint Michael's played the middle game of a three-contest road swing at New York schools.
  • Saint Michael's held a 46-30 advantage in shots while limiting Roberts Wesleyan to a 19-for-30 showing on clears, forcing the Redhawks into 22 turnovers to the Purple Knights' 15.
  • Richmond pushed his career ground ball total to 163, tying former teammate Matt Cotter '19 for fifth in program history while passing Tom Campbell '06 (162) along the way.


  • Katavolos scored 43 seconds into the game off of sophomore Colin Steiger's (Sudbury, Mass./Lincoln-Sudbury Regional) pass to kick off a three-goal spurt in a matter of 2:43. Grillone converted a Katavolos dish at 11:45 before Nzeako made it 3-0 1:11 after that.
  • Roberts Wesleyan responded with seven of the next nine goals to take a 7-5 lead on Doviak's man-up goal at 11:54 of the third quarter, as the Redhawks used three extra-man tallies to key their surge. Lemieux turned in three points in the stretch, when he and Chalmers both scored twice.
  • Nzeako scored just 1:22 later, and Grillone found the equalizer off of an Nzeako pass at 10:49 of the fourth quarter.
  • Saint Michael's clamped down defensively during the second half, yielding only one goal - Doviak's man-up strike - during a 23:54 span between the end of the second quarter and Lemieux's go-ahead goal at 6:44 of the fourth quarter. Doviak pushed the lead back to two goals, 9-7, 1:57 later.
  • Grillone found Collins to cut the deficit to 9-8 at 3:53, only 56 seconds after Doviak's goal, leading to a final four minutes that Saint Michael's controlled. The Purple Knights forced three turnovers and had three looks at tying goals down the stretch, including as Gerardi snagged a ground ball in his end and streak downfield in the waning seconds before dishing to Katavolos, whose shot just before the final horn was saved by Hynes.


  • Wednesday at Dominican (N.Y.) College, 4 p.m.