Lafayette vs. Hobart
March 15, 2003
The Game Story:
Lafayette Men's Lacrosse Falls Behind Early, Drops 16-7 Decision to Hobart Drew Weisman nets two goals, adds an assist in Leopards' Patriot League opener March 15, 2003 EASTON, Pa. ( - The Lafayette men's lacrosse team spotted Hobart an 11-0 first-half lead and lost a 16-7 game in its Patriot League opener at Rappolt Field on Saturday afternoon.

Hobart scored four first-period goals, including two by John Bogosian to take an early 4-0 lead. Mike Conklin added a goal and an assist in the opening quarter. The Statesmen (3-1, 2-0) used an offensive outpouring of seven goals in the second period to open up an 11-0 halftime lead. Bogosian netted his third goal of the game and registered an assist, while Conklin tallied two goals to lead Hobart's attack.

Lafayette (0-4, 0-1) registered a point up on the scoreboard early in the third quarter, as Pat Lennon tallied his ninth goal of the season off an assist from Mike Fiorillo. Tim Derosier followed that with his first goal of the year to make the score, 11-2 with 5:19 to play in the third period.

After a Hobart goal by Sean Reed pushed the score back to 12-2, Lennon scored his second of the game and Drew Weisman added back-to-back goals to make it 12-5 with 12:30 left in the game. Just three minutes later, Weisman passed off to Lennon who scored his third goal of the game, bringing the Leopards to within 12-6 at 9:47.

Hobart responded with a goal by Conklin off an assist from Steve Brennan at 7:41, but just 12 seconds later Lennon registered his fourth of the game, taking a feed from Andrew Forbes.

The Statesmen scored the last three goals of the game, with Nate Hill, Tim Booth and Mark Conklin each netting a goal. Kevin DeVito faced 34 shots in the first half, making 11 saves, while Michael Koch registered three saves in the second half.

Mike Borsz started the game in goal for the Statesmen and did not allow a goal in the first half, while making nine saves. Dan Valente played the second half in goal for Hobart and finished with three saves.

Lafayette returns to action on Wednesday when Stony Brook visits Rappolt Field for a 3 p.m. game.