Men's Lacrosse Falls to Nationally-Regarded Assumption, 16-13, on Senior Day

Men's Lacrosse Falls to Nationally-Regarded Assumption, 16-13, on Senior Day

COLCHESTER, Vt. - The regionally-ranked Saint Michael's College men's lacrosse team lost to nationally-regarded Assumption University, 16-13, on Saturday during Northeast-10 Conference play at Duffy Field. The Purple Knights were fifth in this week's New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) poll, while the Greyhounds received votes toward the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) national poll.

The Purple and Gold also celebrated Senior Day on Saturday, honoring seniors Joseph Gerardi (Queensbury, N.Y./Queensbury), Dominic Joy (Scarborough, Maine/Scarborough), Patrick Murphy (Northboro, Mass./Saint John's) and Justin Richmond (New Market, Md./Linganore).

RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (3-5, 3-5 NE10), Assumption (1-4, 1-4 NE10)

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

  • Sophomore Max Katavolos (Newburyport, Mass./Newburyport), 6 goals (career high), 2 ground balls
  • Senior Justin Richmond (New Market, Md./Linganore), 21-for-32 faceoffs, 10 ground balls
  • Sophomore Alex Chirgwin (Queensbury, N.Y./Queensbury), 2 goals, 1 assist, 3 ground balls
  • First-year Peter Canning (Plainville, Mass./Xaverian Brothers), 3 assists
  • First-year Dylan Morgan (Ashland, Mass./Ashland), 2 goals, 2 ground balls
  • First-year Kevin Riggs (Plainville, Mass./King Philip Regional), 2 goals, 3 ground balls
  • Junior Kyle Hirshom (Walpole, Mass./Walpole), 2 assists
  • First-year Nathan Woods (Ottawa, Ontario/Kent School), 1 goal
  • Senior Dominic Joy (Scarborough, Maine/Scarborough), 9 saves, 2 ground balls in 53:06
  • First-year Spencer Scardino (Niskayuna, N.Y./Niskayuna), 1 save in 6:54 of relief
  • First-year Michael Cammarata Jr. (North Andover, Mass./Saint John's Prep), 2 ground balls, 1 caused turnover
  • Senior Patrick Murphy (Northboro, Mass./Saint John's), 2 caused turnovers

OPPONENT LEADERS

  • First-year Ryan Bogar, 4 goals, 1 assist
  • Sophomore Nolan Sheehan, 3 goals
  • Senior Anthony D'Angelo, 4 goals
  • First-year Colin Malone, 13 saves, 3 ground balls

GAME FACTS

  • Saint Michael's was ranked fifth in this week's New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) poll
  • Assumption received votes toward this week's United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) national poll.
  • The contest was the seventh straight for the Purple Knights against squads at least receiving regional votes. Saint Michael's twice took on nationally-ranked Saint Anselm in that time while also facing Assumption and Bentley University, which were receiving votes toward the USILA national poll.
  • Assumption held sizeable first-half advantages in shots (27-13) and ground balls (22-10) before the Purple Knights gained leads of 19-5 and 14-4, respectively, in the third quarter, ultimately ending the game with a 47-45 edge in shots while being clipped in ground balls, 37-33.
  • The Greyhounds went 5-for-6 on first-quarter faceoffs before Richmond was 20-for-26 thereafter.
  • Both teams committed 15 turnovers, and Saint Michael's was 16-for-16 on clears.
  • Katavolos scored the most goals by a Purple Knight since Pete Donnally '13 had seven against The College of Saint Rose on March 23, 2013.
  • Richmond improved his season ground ball figure to 61, tying Tom Campbell '06 for eighth in program history. With 102 faceoff wins, he vaulted not only into the top 10 but all the way to third place, knocking his 2018 total (83) from the rankings. Three of the six 100-win seasons in program annals belong to him.

THE ACTION

  • Chirgwin tallied 3:21 into the contest before Assumption netted seven of the next nine, forging a 7-3 lead by the time 4:40 remained in the second quarter.
  • The Purple Knights potted three of the ensuing four markers, with Riggs, Katavolos and Chirgwin all scoring to make it 8-6 by 9:54 of the third period.
  • Riggs converted a Chirgwin pass at 5:13 before Katavolos' tally at 3:41 cut the deficit to 10-9.
  • Assumption twice went back up by three goals, but Katavolos accounted for his team's third straight goal with a man-up score off of a Hirshom assist at 10:34 of the fourth quarter, and Saint Michael's trailed 13-11.
  • The Greyhounds pulled away with three goals in a 1:58 span before Woods and Morgan struck down the stretch to bring the hosts within three.

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S GAME

  • Wednesday at Southern New Hampshire University, 4 p.m.
  • The Penmen were third in this week's NEILA poll.