Loyola vs. Fairfield
May 5, 2011
|Mike Sawyer||(4, 0)|
|Chris Basler||(1, 2)|
|Davis Butts||(2, 1)|
|Chris Palmer||(2, 1)|
|John Schiavone||(0, 1)|
|Matt Langan||(0, 1)|
|Dj Comer||(0, 1)|
|Pat Byrnes||(0, 1)|
|Jake Hagelin||7 (0.412)|
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|John Snellman||(3, 0)|
|Marshall Johnson||(2, 0)|
|Max Trunz||(1, 1)|
|Jordan Greenfield||(2, 0)|
|Sam Snow||(1, 0)|
|Sean Bannon||(0, 1)|
|Brent Adams||(1, 0)|
|Doug Kuring||(0, 1)|
|Charlie Cipriano||11 (0.550)|
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|The Game Story:|
|DENVER - Loyola University Maryland's Mike Sawyer scored four goals, but Fairfield University defeated the No. 18/16 Greyhounds, 10-9, on Thursday afternoon in the semifinals of the ECAC Lacrosse League Championships at Denver University's Peter Barton Stadium.|
Sawyer scored the game's opening goal just eight ticks in after John Schiavone won the face-off to himself and fed a waiting Sawyer for a goal.
Fairfield, however, rebounded quickly, as Marshall Johnson tied things up at 1-1 with 9:20 to play in the first quarter, and Brent Adams added the Stags' second less than two minutes later, giving Fairfield a lead, 2-1.
Sawyer scored on an extra-man possession for the Greyhounds (8-5 overall), off a Chris Basler assist, to tie things up at 2-2 with 3:36 remaining in the first quarter, but Jordan Snellman scored his first of a team-high three goals for Fairfield (8-7) 2:26 into the second period.
Davis Butts scored back-to-back goals for Loyola, the first off a Basler assist on a man-up possession, and Loyola led for the final time, 4-3, with 4:34 to play in the first half.
Snellman tied the game at 4-4 for Fairfield with 2:45 left before halftime, starting a 4-0 Stags run that would put them up 7-4 when Max Trunz scored with 7:38 to go in the third quarter.
Chris Palmer registered the first of two back-to-back goals at 4:01 in the third, and he added the second 1:05 into the fourth quarter to pull Loyola within a goal, 7-6.
Jordan Greenfield, however, pushed the lead back to two, 8-6, 1:40 later.
Sawyer struck again for the Greyhounds, this time off a Pat Byrnes assist, making it a one-goal game once again with 11:09 left in the fourth.
Greenfield and Sam Snow, however, reeled off a pair of Fairfield goals, and the Stags led by three, 10-7 with 7:20 on the clock.
Basler took a Butts pass and scored with 6:21 on the clock, and Sawyer scored off a Palmer assist with 1:34 remaining, but the Greyhounds could not tie for a final time.
Schiavone won the ensuing face-off, but his shot four seconds later was saved by Fairfield's Charlie Cipriano, and two more Loyola shots went off cage, and Fairfield ran out the clock.