Hobart vs. Bucknell
April 3, 2004
|Nate Hill||(2, 5)|
|Chris David||(3, 1)|
|Mike Conklin||(4, 0)|
|Mark Williamson||(1, 2)|
|Patrick Meade||(1, 0)|
|Chris Scanlon||(1, 0)|
|Mark Conklin||(0, 1)|
|Dan Valente||15 (0.625)|
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|Patrick Christensen||(5, 1)|
|Chris Cara||(1, 3)|
|Craig Fleishman||(0, 1)|
|John Salvesen||(0, 1)|
|Patrick O'hearn||(1, 0)|
|Kirk Klett||(1, 0)|
|Wes Fetchet||(1, 0)|
|Matt Baran||16 (0.552)|
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|The Game Story:|
|GENEVA, N.Y. - Patrick Christensen had five goals and an assist, but it
wasn^Òt enough as the Bucknell men^Òs lacrosse team dropped a 13-9
Patriot League decision at Hobart Saturday afternoon at rainy McCooey
Field. Chris Cara added a goal and three assists for the Bison, who fell
to 4-5 on the season, 2-2 in Patriot League play.
Hobart (4-4, 4-1) received four goals from Mike Conklin and two goals and
have assists from Nate Hill.
Bucknell goalie Matt Baran made 16 saves, including eight in the second quarter to preserve a 4-4 halftime tie as the teams literally alternated goals throughout the opening 30 minutes. Christensen^Òs third of the half, off a feed from Cara, knotted the game at 4-apiece, and the Bison finally took the lead for the first time on Cara^Òs goal 49 seconds into the third period.
After Chris David tied it for the Statesmen, Cara fed Kirk Klett for a man-up goal at the 7:16 mark of the third quarter for a 6-5 Bison lead. But Hobart rattled off the next six goals in succession to take command of the contest.
David evened things at 6-all with 5:58 left in the third, and Conklin put Hobart ahead to stay with an EMO goal just under two minutes later. Rory Melvin and Hill added two more man-up tallies to open the fourth quarter, giving the Statesmen an 11-6 lead.
But the Bison weren^Òt finished, as Christensen scored twice in 35 seconds midway through the fourth quarter to pull them within 11-8. The Hill-to-Conklin combo worked twice in succession in a 45-second span to restore Hobart^Òs five-goal lead, and Christensen tacked on a late EMO goal off a Cara assist to make the final 13-9.
Hobart outshot Bucknell 40-35 and held a 42-27 ground ball edge. Both teams were excellent in man-up situations ^Ö the Bison were 3-for-5 and the Statesmen 3-for-4.
Dan Valente had 15 saves for Hobart, including seven in the fourth quarter.
Bucknell returns to action next Saturday, April 10, at Lafayette at 1 p.m.