Men's Lacrosse Suffers Setback to Second-Ranked Le Moyne

Men's Lacrosse Suffers Setback to Second-Ranked Le Moyne

COLCHESTER, Vt. - The Saint Michael's College men's lacrosse team lost to second-ranked Le Moyne College, 15-4, on Saturday during Northeast-10 Conference action at Duffy Field. The Dolphins, who won last year's NCAA Tournament, are second in both national polls this week.

RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (1-8, 0-4 NE10), Le Moyne (8-1, 4-0 NE10)

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

  • Junior Max Katavolos (Newburyport, Mass./Newburyport), 2 goals, 4 ground balls
  • Senior Kyle Hirshom (Walpole, Mass./Walpole), 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 ground balls
  • First-year Zach Watson (Quispamsis, New Brunswick/Pomfret School), 1 goal
  • Junior Brian Sardella (Billerica, Mass./Billerica Memorial), 2 ground balls, 2 caused turnovers
  • Sophomore Spencer Scardino (Niskayuna, N.Y./Niskayuna), 13 saves in 45 minutes
  • First-year Sean Regan (Pittsford, N.Y./Pittsford Sutherland), 5 saves in 15 minutes of relief

OPPONENT LEADERS

  • Redshirt senior Zach Pierce, 3 goals, 2 assists
  • First-year Ryan Eisenmann, 4 goals
  • Senior Sam Kury, 10 ground balls, 14-for-17 faceoffs
  • Senior Nico Mattia, 6-for-6 faceoffs
  • Grauate student Frank Delia, 11 saves in 53:53
  • Junior Hayden Hoerner, 1 save in 6:07 of relief

GAME FACTS

  • The Purple Knights committed only 12 turnovers to the Dolphins' 13, and were 19-for-21 on clears to Le Moyne's 19-for-20 effort.
  • Watson scored his first collegiate goal.
  • With 39 career caused turnovers, Sardella is one short of the program's top 10.
  • Katavolos scored his 14th career man-up goal, matching Pete Donnally '13 for fourth in program annals.

THE ACTION

  • Saint Michael's kept Le Moyne off the board until late in the first quarter, when senior Kevin Sheehan scored with 4:07 left and classmate Colin Sypek followed at 1:57.
  • Eisenmann's natural hat trick extended the lead to 6-0 by 4:07 of the second frame.
  • Saint Michael's responded with a 3-2 spurt during a 3:37 span that bridged halftime. Hirshom notched his goal and assist, while Katavolos and Watson also scored.
  • Le Moyne scored the next five goals to pull away.

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S GAME

  • Wednesday at The College of Saint Rose, 4 p.m.