WALTHAM, Mass. - The Saint Michael's College men's lacrosse team lost a 12-5 decision to nationally-regarded Bentley University on Saturday at Bentley Field in Northeast-10 Conference play. The Falcons are receiving votes toward both national polls while sitting fourth in the latest New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) rankings.
- Saint Michael's (3-7, 0-6 NE10), Bentley (6-2, 4-2 NE10)
SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS
- Sophomore Joseph Gerardi (Queensbury, N.Y./Queensbury), 2 goals, 1 assist, 5 ground balls
- Graduate student Brian Loughlin (Kingston, N.Y./Kingston), 1 goal, 1 assist
- Senior Connor McGuirk (Glens Falls, N.Y./Glens Falls), 1 goal
- Sophomore Jon Lockwood (Norwell, Mass./Norwell), 1 goal
- Junior Justin Richmond (New Market, Md./Linganore), 8 ground balls, 13-for-20 faceoffs
- Sophomore Patrick Murphy (Northboro, Mass./Saint John's), 3 ground balls
- Sophomore Dominic Joy (Scarborough, Maine/Scarborough), 9 saves, 5 ground balls in 45 minutes
- First-year Brady Neeb (Medfield, Mass./Medfield), 4 saves in 15 minutes of relief
- Junior Matt Brooks, 2 goals, 1 assist
- Junior Michael Fricke, 2 goals, 1 assist
- Senior Sam Hurley, 1 goal, 2 assists
- Sophomore Kristopher Campbell, 2 goals
- Junior Michael Haggan, 18 saves in 51:51
- Senior Sean Bennett, 4 saves in 8:09 of relief
- The Purple Knights held decisive advantages in shots (40-31), ground balls (34-25) and faceoffs (14-7) while committing only one more turnover (15) than Bentley (14). Saint Michael's was 21-for-22 on clears while limiting the Falcons to a 21-for-28 showing.
- Richmond broke Jeff Disa's '02 school record for career faceoff victories (266), ending the day with 278.
- Loughlin pushed his career point total to 151, leapfrogging Rick Saba '92 (150) for third in program history.
- Bentley netted the game's first six goals during a 7:40 stretch during the first quarter, as six different Falcons scored. Brooks and Fricke both had two points in the run.
- Lockwood converted Loughlin's pass at 12:39 of the second quarter to get the visitors on the board.
- Fricke countered 1:25 later, kicking off a 5-0 Falcon run that gave the hosts an 11-1 edge by 12:06 of the third.
- Saint Michael's ended the game on a 4-1 run, with Gerardi playing a hand in three of the goals, including scoring two. McGuirk and Loughlin netted the other two tallies 43 seconds apart.
NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S GAME
- Wednesday at Southern New Hampshire University, 7 p.m.