Wagner vs. Vermont
March 15, 2014
The Game Story:
Staten Island, NY William McMenamin (Longport, NJ/St. Augustine Prep) and David DeCirce (Clarence, NY/Clarence) scored two goals apiece but Vermont overcame an 8-3 deficit in posting an 11-10 victory over the Seahawks in men's lacrosse action this afternoon at Hameline Field. On the heels of a 9-8 overtime loss to Detroit last time out on March 8, the hard-luck Seahawks fall to 1-4 on the season while Vermont improves to 4-3. Statistically, this matchup was as close as the final score would indicate as Vermont held a 43-42 edge in shots and led in ground balls, 29-28. The Catamounts also held a slim advantage in faceoffs, winning 13-of-25. William McMenamin took all 25 faceoffs for Wagner, winning 12, while collecting a team-high six ground balls. Also scoring goals for the Seahawks were Griffen LeClaire (White Rock, British Columbia / Toronto, Hill Academy), Reed LeClaire (White Rock, British Columbia / Toronto, Hill Academy), Cory Santor (Glastonbury, CT/Glastonbury), Adam Geiger (Colts Neck, NJ/Colts Neck), Matthew Shute (Suffield, CT/Suffield), and Patrick McMenamin (Longport, NJ/St. Augustine Prep). Ian MacKay scored three goals, including the game-winner, for Vermont, which came with 1:45 left in the second overtime. Teammate Patrick Clark also recorded a hat trick, while adding two assists in finishing with a game-high five points. Senior Nicholas Gibaldi (Rocky Point, NY/Rocky Point) registered 18 saves in goal while Justin Rosenberg had 15 saves for Vermont. Today's game capped a season-opening stretch of five consecutive home games for the Seahawks who now travel south for a pair of Spring Break road tests. On Tuesday, March 18, the Green & White will face off vs. VMI on the Keydets' Lexington, VA campus at 7:00 pm. Wagner concludes its two-game southern swing by playing at the University of Richmond on Friday, March 21 in a 7:00 pm contest.