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.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

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.

TEAM STATS:

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.

THE KEEPERS:

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.

LEADERS – SAINT JOSEPH'S:

  • 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

LEADERS – WENTWORTH:

  • 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

HISTORICALLY SPEAKING:

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).

NEXT!

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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Saint Joseph's College is Maine's only Catholic liberal arts college, providing a supportive, personalized and career-focused education for more than 100 years. From its 474-acre campus on the shores of Sebago Lake, the College offers more than 40 undergraduate programs to a population of approximately 1,000 students. Saint Joseph's College Online provides certificates, undergraduate and advanced degrees for working adults through an online learning program. For more, visit www.sjcme.edu.