March 29, 2014

Balanced Effort Sends No. 11 Union Past St. Lawrence

from press release

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – Four Union College men's lacrosse players registered two goals in the eleventh ranked Dutchmen's 13-10 victory over Liberty League foe #19 St. Lawrence on Saturday afternoon at Frank Bailey Field. With the win the Dutchmen improve to 7-1 on the season and 1-0 in Liberty League action. The Saints drop to 5-2 on the season and 0-1 in Liberty League play.

Richard Gregory, Jake Quinn, Paul Alberti and Adam Rosenthal each registered two goals in victory. Other goal scorers included Nolan Stauffer, Charlie Ross, Tayler Stanton, Nick Wright and Rob Santangelo. Santangelo also led the Dutchmen in assists with two.

The Saints grabbed the early lead when Jeremy Vautour tallied his eighth of the season. The Dutchmen responded by tallying twice in the final ten minutes of the first quarter to hold a 2-1 lead heading into the second quarter. The Dutchmen expanded their lead to 4-1 with two quick goals in the second quarter courtesy of Wright and Alberti. The Saints offense then came alive by rattling off six straight goals heading into halftime, including three in a row courtesy of Connor Healey. The Saints led 7-4 heading into the break.

Union came out of the halftime break by registering six straight third quarter goals, while not allowing a single goal against, to regain the lead 10-7. Down the stretch the two teams traded goals but the Dutchmen ended on top 13-10.

Dutchmen goalkeeper Stefan Basile continued his strong start to the season by picking up his sixth win of the season while recording nine saves on 35 shots faced. Saints goalkeeper Nick Ford made 13 saves in a losing effort to drop him to 5-2 on the season. Ryan Fisher also made an appearance in the final three minutes of the fourth quarter and made one save.

The Dutchmen held the advantage in shots (43-35), ground balls (36-26), faceoffs (15-12), and clears (16-15). The Saints recorded 15 saves to the Dutchmen's nine and also held the advantage on extra-man opportunities going 1-2 on the day. The teams tied in turnovers with 13 each.

The Dutchmen return to action on Tuesday when they host St. John Fisher for a 4 p.m. matchup at Bailey Field.

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