Air Force vs. Presbyterian
March 25, 2008
The Game Story:
USAFA, Colo. - With a solid effort on both sides of the field, the Air Force lacrosse team handed Presbyterian College a 12-4 loss Tuesday afternoon at Cadet Lacrosse Stadium. The Falcons, undefeated at home, move to 2-4 on the season, while the Blue Hose end the year at 0-11.

Air Force, which outshot Presbyterian 15-0 in the opening period and 49-18 for the game, opened the scoring with just over three minutes remaining in the quarter as senior Chris Tubesing (Centreville, Va.) notched his first goal of the season with an assist from Ridge Flick (So., Plano, Texas). The Falcons made it 2-0 with 12 seconds on the clock, as David Rose (Sr., Allentown, Pa.) scored off the assist from long-stick midfielder Dan Gnazzo (Jr., Eden Prairie, Minn.).

Tubesing scored another goal early in the second period, this time on an assist from junior Griffin Nevitt (Charlotte, N.C.), while Nevitt gave Air Force a 4-0 advantage with 8:29 left in the opening half. The Blue Hose got on the board with a pair of goals just 35 seconds apart before the Falcons closed out the period with a three-goal spurt. K.J. Landgraf (Jr., Cordova, Md.) scored a man-up goal off an assist from Rose to start the run, while he assisted Kevin Crumrine (Sr., Edgewater, Md.) on another man-up score. The final goal of the period came from Landgraf on an assist from Crumrine.

Senior Jack Parchman (Baltimore, Md.) got on the board to open the third period to give Air Force an 8-2 lead, but Presbyterian responded with a goal just 16 seconds later. The Falcons again rattled off three straight scores, including the first career goal from freshman defender Bryan Gilbreath (Bainbridge Island, Wash.). Rose scored on an assist from Tubesing, while Colin Lockhart (Jr., Richmond, Va.) took a feed from Brian Massa (Jr., Jamesville, N.Y.) to give Air Force an eight-point lead. The Blue Hose stopped the run with another score, but Gilbreath answered with his second score of the day, this time on a man-down goal.

Although Presbyterian outshot Air Force 10-6 in the final period, neither team was able to get on the board again, with the Falcons securing the 12-4 victory. The Falcons went 2-for-2 on their extra-man opportunities, while the Blue Hose converted just 1-of-5 on the power play.

Tubesing, Rose and Landgraf all had two goals and an assist to lead the Falcons' offense. Meanwhile, Sean Mulford led the Blue Hose with two goals in the contest.

Air Force is back in action next weekend, April 6, when it visits Ohio State for its first conference game of the season. The contest is slated to begin at 12:00 p.m. at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.