Hartford vs. Sacred Heart
April 30, 2005
The Game Story:
HARTFORD, CT - The University of Hartford lacrosse team fell short by a single goal against Sacred Heart University on Saturday, losing 13-12 in its season finale at Trinity College's Jessee/Miller Field.

Hartford finished the season with an overall record of 2-12. Sacred Heart improved to 6-8 overall.

Juniors Matt Holman, Andrew Rohmer and Josh Wasson-McQuigge each scored three times for the Hawks, with sophomore Ryan Lynch and freshmen Brian Tilley and Ryan Curran each pitching in with a goal. SHU's Adam Dzedzy, Kevin Walker, Christian Lynch and Peter Greco each scored a pair of goals.

Walker got the scoring started less than a minute into the game, giving Sacred Heart a lead it would never relinquish. SHU's Lynch added a score five minutes later before Hartford answered with a Lynch goal of its own with 4:50 to go in the quarter. Dzedzy closed the scoring in the first with his first tally with 1:23 to play.

Holman pulled the Hawks to within 3-2 with a goal less than 30 seconds into the second quarter, though Greco and Dzedzy added scores to give the Pioneers a 5-2 edge. The teams traded goals in the closing 5:30 and Sacred Heart took a 6-3 lead into the halftime break.

Hartford scored the first three goals of the second half to tie the game at 6-6, getting goals from Wasson-McQuigge, Tilley and Rohmer in the opening three minutes. The Pioneers then went back up after a pair of goals from Dana White and Thomas Latronica made it 8-6. The Hawks tied it up again minutes later with scores from Curran and Wasson-McQuigge, though SHU would take a 9-8 advantage into the final quarter on a goal by Kieran Carney.

The Pioneers scored twice to open the fourth quarter and take an 11-8 lead with 9:41 remaining, though the Hawks never quit. Hartford scored three straight goals to tie the game, with Rohmer starting the rally with a score with 6:28 to play. Wasson-McQuigge then added his third goal of the game on an extra-man opportunity to pull the Hawks within one, and Rohmer tied the game at 11-11 with his third score with 4:50 remaining.

SHU's Matthew Robideau snapped the tie with a goal with 2:13 to play, and Greco added an insurance score less than a minute later. The goal would be needed, as Holman scored with 22 seconds to play to make it 13-12. Hartford won the ensuing faceoff but couldn't get a shot on goal.

Sacred Heart outshot Hartford 46-31 and held a 36-34 advantage in ground balls. Each team scored twice on extra-man opportunites while the Hawks won 16 of 28 faceoffs. Freshman goalkeeper Alex Finkelman made 15 saves while SHU's Thomas Hind had nine.