April 10, 2012

Le Moyne Wins Big, Gets Goals from 15 Players

from press release

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The second-ranked Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team got goals from 15 different players en route to a 23-3 win over American International in Northeast-10 Conference action on Tuesday afternoon at Abdow Field.

The Dolphins scored the game's first three goals over the opening two minutes and three seconds of the contest. Junior attackman Tyler Prevost (Watertown, N.Y./Immaculate Heart/Onondaga C.C.) started the scoring one minute in with his 14th goal of the campaign. Off the ensuing face-off, junior defensive midfielder Conor Regin (Camillus, N.Y./West Genesee) tallied his fourth goal of the season off a pass from Prevost. Just 52 seconds later, sophomore attackman Chris Button (Fairport, N.Y./Fairport) finished off a feed from senior midfielder Taylor Brooks (Cypress, Texas/Cy-Fair) for his 11th goal of the year.

Bryce Serriello got the Yellow Jackets on the scoreboard at the 12:01 mark with his 20th goal of the year.

Following six and one-half minutes of scoreless play, the Dolphins scored five times over the final 5:32 of the first quarter. Graduate student midfielder Tyler Sennett(Syracuse, N.Y./Nottingham) started the run with an unassisted goal, his seventh of the year. Just 37 seconds later, senior attackman Sean Connors (Camillus, N.Y./Marcellus) recorded his 12t goal of the year for a 5-1 Le Moyne lead. Brooks then posted his seventh goal of the season with 4:09 to go, while Prevost followed with his second goal of the day 47 seconds later. Connors closed out the scoring in the first quarter with an unassisted goal with 45 seconds left.

Le Moyne scored the first six goals of the second quarter for a 14-1 lead. Sophomore midfielder Matt Klepper (Manlius, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius/Merrimack) started the quarter's scoring at the 14:46 mark off a feed from Connors. Just 23 seconds later, Connors completed his hat trick off a pass from Button. Following an AIC turnover, Klepper found the back of the net for the fourth time this year after taking a pass from freshman Alec Westerhoff (Lagrange Park, Ill./Lyons Township/Bridgton Academy).

Freshman defenseman Nick Hourigan (Rexford, N.Y./Shenendehowa) tallied his first career goal with 11:37 remaining in the quarter off a pass in transition from sophomore midfielder Andrew Chadderdon (Auburn, N.Y./Auburn). Freshman attackman Gary Bova (Syracuse, N.Y./Onondaga) recorded the assist on Le Moyne's next two goals. He fed Klepper with 9:13 left and dished the ball to junior midfielderDoug Bailey (Syracuse, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy) for a goal in an extra-man opportunity with 6:54 left.

Serriello scored two of the game's next three goals to pull the Yellow Jackets within 15-3. He scored the first with 6:19 left and tallied his team's final goal with 2:22 remaining. In between, freshman attackman Chris Breiner (Troy, N.Y./Trinity-Pawling) posted his second career goal for the Dolphins.

Le Moyne scored three times in the third quarter and added five goals in the fourth quarter. Bova and Breiner each scored off passes from junior attackman Justin DePalma (Manlius, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius/Sacred Heart) for the first two goals of the third quarter, while freshman attackman Kevin Kelly (Basking Ridge, N.J./Ridge) scored his first career goal off a pass from Breiner.

DePalma netted the first two goals of the fourth quarter. The first came off a pass from sophomore midfielder Tim Beach (Manlius, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius) with 13:54 left, while the second was off a feed from Klepper in an extra-man situation with 12:58 remaining. Beach and DePalma reversed roles with 12:23 left as Beach scored for the first time this year. Freshman attackman Devin Clegg (Liverpool, N.Y./Liverpool) posted the final two goals of the game. Kelly assisted on the first, while DePalma picked up the assist on the second.

Junior goalkeeper Jeff White (Buffalo, N.Y./Canisius HS), the reigning Northeast-10 Conference goalkeeper of the week, made one save in 15 minutes of action between the pipes to earn his 11th win of the year. Eric Whettell suffered the loss after giving up 11 goals in 16 minutes and 10 seconds of action.

Le Moyne (11-0, 6-0 NE-10), which scored its most goals since scoring 24 in a 24-3 win at Franklin Pierce on April 24, 2004, returns to action on Saturday at Bentley at 1:00 p.m.

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