Men's Lacrosse Falls at No. 3 Le Moyne

Men's Lacrosse Falls at No. 3 Le Moyne

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The Saint Michael's College men's lacrosse team lost a 10-3 decision to No. 3 Le Moyne College on Saturday at Ted Grant Field during Northeast-10 Conference play. The Dolphins are third in the latest US Lacrosse Magazine national poll while sitting tied for third in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) rankings. Le Moyne qualified for 16 of the last 17 NCAA Tournaments.

RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (4-10, 1-9 NE10), Le Moyne (12-2, 9-1 NE10)

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

  • Sophomore Jon Lockwood (Norwell, Mass./Norwell), 2 goals
  • First-year Matt McGaffigan (Rockland, Mass./Rockland), 1 goal
  • Sophomore Dominic Joy (Scarborough, Maine/Scarborough), 19 saves, 2 ground balls
  • Junior Justin Richmond (New Market, Md./Linganore), 9-for-16 faceoffs
  • Senior Matt Cotter (Acton, Mass./Acton-Boxboro Regional), 5 ground balls
  • Sophomore Patrick Murphy (Northboro, Mass./Saint John's), 2 ground balls, 1 caused turnover
  • Junior Will Moriarty (Ashland, Mass./Catholic Memorial), 2 ground balls
  • Senior Brendan Morris (Hingham, Mass./Hingham), 1 ground ball, 1 caused turnover

OPPONENT LEADERS

  • Junior Riley Larson, 2 goals, 2 assists, 2 ground balls
  • Senior Dan Entenmann, 1 goal, 2 assists
  • Senior Josh Slowinski, 2 goals, 2 ground balls
  • Junior Matt Hutchings, 2 goals, 2 ground balls
  • Sophomore Devin Andrews, 2 goals, 2 ground balls
  • Junior Riley Smith, 5 saves in 30:00

GAME FACTS

  • The Dolphins are third in the latest US Lacrosse Magazine national poll while sitting tied for third in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) rankings. Le Moyne qualified for 16 of the last 17 NCAA Tournaments.
  • Le Moyne entered the day 12th in Division II in scoring offense (15.4), but the Purple Knights limited the hosts to a season-low goal total for a home contest.
  • The Purple Knights faced their seventh opponent that was either national ranked or receiving votes, and continued a regular-season-ending three-game stretch against such squads.
  • The Dolphins were 12th nationally in faceoff winning percentage (60.8), but Richmond was 9-for-16 on draws, leaving Le Moyne at 43.8 percent for the contest. His 76 ground balls this year match Peter Hanson '12 for third in program history, and for the most by a Purple Knight since 1998.
  • Cotter jumped Nathan Siegler '03 (157) to take over sixth in program history in career ground balls (159).
  • Morris tied Brian Devilly '16 for eighth at Saint Michael's in season caused turnovers (22).

THE ACTION

  • The Purple Knights held advantages in shots (9-6) and ground balls (8-4) during the first quarter, as well as winning the opening draw, before Joy made a stop at the other end at 12:59.
  • Off of a Saint Michael's giveaway, Hutchings converted Larson's feed at 12:04, but that proved to be the only scoring for either team until Hutchings again found the back of the net with 1:12 to go.
  • Andrews scored thanks to a Larson assist at 12:59 of the second frame, but Lockwood trimmed the deficit to 3-1 just 1:12 later. However, Larson responded 45 seconds after that, kicking off a 4-0 run that bridged halftime. Larson had two goals in the stretch, and Entenmann dished out two assists.
  • McGaffigan tallied at 3:00 of the third period to bring Saint Michael's within 7-2.
  • Three different Dolphins scored during a game-ending 3-1 stretch, around a Lockwood tally with 8:36 remaining in the fourth quarter.

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S GAME

  • Tuesday vs. No. 2 Merrimack College, 3:30 p.m.
  • The Warriors' ranking is according to both national polls.
  • Merrimack won the 2018 national championship during its fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance.