Saint Joseph’s Rallies Past Wentworth, 12-10

Saint Joseph’s Rallies Past Wentworth, 12-10

DAVENPORT, Fla. – Saint Joseph's College (2-2) rallied past Wentworth Institute of Technology (2-2), 12-10, in non-conference men's lacrosse action at Northeast Regional Park on Wednesday afternoon.


Wentworth put up the game's first goal at the 10:25 mark of the first quarter, but Saint Joseph's answered with four-consecutive strikes with a Tyler Brewster (Merrimack, N.H.) marker lifting the Royal Blue to a 4-1 lead heading into what turned out to be an action-packed second stanza featuring 11 goals.

The Leopards opened the second quarter with three tallies in a matter of two minutes with a man-up goal from Andrew DiPalma (West Orange, N.J.) knotting the contest at 4-4 with 10:34 before the break. The Monks responded with three unanswered scores of their own, including a pair from sophomore Zack Hamilton (Pepperell, Mass.) to reclaim the three-goal (7-4) advantage with 3:15 left in the period.

The see-saw battle ensued, as Wentworth rattled off four-straight markers in the closing two minutes to claim an 8-7 edge before Hamilton notched his third goal of the quarter with nine seconds on the clock to send the game into intermission with an 8-8 score on the board.

The Panthers netted a pair of goals in the first five minutes of the third period to claim their first – and only – two-goal lead of the afternoon. The Monks proceeded to shut down the Wentworth offensive attack for the remainder of the game – a span of 24 minutes and 53 seconds – while hitting pay-dirt four times, including twice off the stick of freshman Devin Linscott (Nashua, N.H.), to claim the victory.


Wentworth held the lead in shots (45-32), ground balls (47-46) and face-off wins (17-9) and cleared successfully on 22 of 27 attempts. Saint Joseph's was 14-28 on clearing attempts.


SJC sophomore Logan Skinner (Irving, Texas) made 14 saves, including eight during the nearly 25-minute scoreless span in the second half, with seven ground balls in the victory while Wentworth sophomore Randy Ryan (Clinton, N.J.) turned away seven shots in the setback.


  • Hamilton scored four goals on five shots
  • Linscott tallied two goals and an assist with three ground balls
  • Sophomore Shane Puleo (Nashua, N.H.) contributed a goal, three assists, six ground balls, and a pair of caused turnovers
  • Senior Daniel Cunningham (West Islip, N.Y.) added a goal and an assist with three ground balls
  • Senior Michael Finn (Quincy, Mass.) and freshman Troy Bottari (Nashua, N.H.) chipped in with a goal and three ground balls apiece
  • Senior defender Cornelius Koch (Quincy, Mass.) notched three ground balls and three caused turnovers
  • Junior Shane Fors (Kalamazoo, Mich.) was 8-24 on face-off attempts with a pair of ground balls


  • Junior Kyle Doner (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) scored three goals with three assists and three ground balls
  • Senior Jacob Eldred (Goffstown, N.H.) netted three goals with an assist
  • DiPalma and Ben Coakley (Flemington, N.J.) added two goals apiece
  • Danny Bartosiewicz (North Grafton, Mass.) picked up a game-high eight ground balls
  • Sophomore Tom Rockwell (Andover, Mass.) was 8-12 on face-offs with three ground balls
  • Freshman Radu Stancescu (Suffern, N.Y.) went 9-14 on face-off bids with three ground balls


With the victory, Saint Joseph's improves to 1-2 all-time versus Wentworth Institute, which defeated the Monks by a 19-13 score in Florida last spring (3/8/18).


Saint Joseph's is back in action next Wednesday with a non-conference home game versus Maine Maritime Academy. Opening face-off is slated for 5:00 PM.




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Founded in 1912 by the Sisters of Mercy in Portland, Maine, Saint Joseph’s College is Maine’s Catholic liberal arts college in the Mercy tradition. We are inclusive of all faiths, including no faith. The 474-acre campus, located on the shore of Sebago Lake in Standish, Maine offers more than 40 undergraduate programs and a Division III athletic program to a population of approximately 1,000 on-campus students. A pioneer of distance education since the 1970s, the College also provides online certificates and undergraduate and graduate degrees for thousands more working adults who reside in more than 20 other countries. In 2015 the College was selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to receive its Community Engagement Classification, highlighting the College’s focus on community service throughout its mission and daily interactions within local, regional, and global communities. In 2018, Princeton Review recognized SJC as one of its “Green Colleges” for its sustainability initiatives. Learn more at