Marist vs. Vmi
April 30, 2005
The Game Story:
Poughkeepsie, N.Y. - The Marist men's lacrosse team concluded the regular season with a stunning 16-15 double overtime defeat at the hands of visiting VMI today. Sophomore midfielder Keith Detelj and senior attackman Patrick Van Horne scored four goals each for the Red Foxes (6-7, 5-3 MAAC). Junior midfielder Tim Iuculano tossed in three goals and three assists. Leo McInerney had five goals for the Keydets (7-7, 4-4 MAAC), including the game-winner with 2:28 left in the second overtime period.

Iuculano scored all three of his goals in the first quarter to go along with two Detelj tallies as Marist led 5-3 after one period. A three-goal run at the end of the half, which culminated in a Van Horne breakaway goal and senior defender Dan Bellew's first career assist, put the Red Foxes ahead 10-5 at intermission.

Following a quick goal by junior midfielder Bill Duerr, VMI roared back with five straight goals to get within 11-10. A Van Horne goal with 4:26 left in the third quarter put Marist ahead 12-10 heading to the fourth.

McInerney scored again 54 seconds into the fourth to get the Keydets within 12-11, but Marist would answer back with goals from Detelj, freshman attackman Pat Van Hall and Van Horne to take a 15-11 lead into the last five minutes.

The Keydets would take over down the stretch, however, scoring four times in the next 3:10 and tying the game 15-15 with Will Collier's goal at the 1:34 mark.

After one four-minute sudden-death period proved insufficient to settle the issue, the two teams went to double overtime. With two and a half minutes remaining, McInerney took a Robert Trimble pass and beat junior goalie Stephen Gravino for the golden goal.

Trimble had a goal and six assists for VMI, which also received hat tricks from Collier and Tony Cavalero. Van Hall had two goals and an assist for Marist while senior defender Mark Paquette came up with his first assist of the season. Kelley DeNeen made 10 saves for the Keydets and Gravino had five for the Red Foxes.

Marist will now await an undetermined opponent in the MAAC semifinals on Friday. The Red Foxes will host the tournament at Leonidoff Field.