May 7, 2014

Sixteen Different Players Score, Union Routs NEC

from press release

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – The Union College men's lacrosse team will advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament after an 24-4 win over New England College on Wednesday afternoon at Frank Bailey Field. With the win, the Dutchmen improved to 14-3 on the season while the Pilgrims season ends with a record of 14-4.

With the win, the Dutchmen broke a school record for wins in one season with their 14th. The Dutchmen recorded a season high 24 goals against the Pilgrims defense and remained a perfect 8-0 at home on the year.

Their 16 different Dutchmen recorded at least one goal, including Nolan Stauffer, who led the way with a hat trick. Alex D'Amario scored his first goal of the season while Jack O'Connor and Lance Lonergan each recorded their first career collegiate goals.

The Dutchmen got off to a fast start, scoring five unanswered goals in the first ten minutes, including a man up tally by Paul Alberti. Richard Gregory , Kyle Mason and Nolan Stauffer (2) added the other tallies. The Pilgrims responded with a goal by Adam Shute, his 65th of the season. Union rattled off another two goals that came off the sticks of Charlie Ross and Gregory before the quarter ended with the Dutchmen leading 7-1.

Union didn't stop scoring in the second quarter as Greg Mooney's man-up goal started another six-goal streak for the Dutchmen. Mooney added another in addition to goals by Alex D'Amario's first of the season. Daniel Kycia, Jake Quinn and Pat DeBendetto were the others to tally the goals. Shute then added his second of the day and 66th of the season for the Pilgrims but Jack Scheufele answered two minutes later to extend the Dutchmen lead to 14-2 heading to halftime.

Union tallied quick goals in the first five minutes of the third quarter to take a 16-2 lead before Adam Shute finished off his hat trick by registering his 67th goal of the season. Union then went on to score four in a row off tallies by Ross, Kycia, O'Connor and Mason in the final minutes of the third quarter to take a 20-3 lead into the final quarter of play.

Union tacked on four more goals in the fourth quarter thanks to O'Connor, Richardson, Lonergan and Tom Stanton before surrendering a fourth and final goal to Shute and the Pilgrims.
Union recorded 50 shots, including 21 in the first quarter alone. The Dutchmen also led in ground balls (40-28), faceoffs (20-10), clears (17-10), extra man goals (2-2) and turnovers (19-22).

With the win, Basile improves to 12-3 on the season while Chris Galluzzo falls to 13-4 on the season.

Union's next matchup will be the winner of the Amherst and Colorado College matchup with a site and time that will be announced tomorrow.

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