Wagner vs. Vmi
April 18, 2009
The Game Story:
Staten Island, NY – Sophomore attack Will Macumber (Manorville, NY/ Eastport South Manor) scored two goals and added one assist but it was not enough as VMI ran past the Seahawks 12-7 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) action this afternoon.

With the victory, the Keydets improved to 2-10 on the season, 1-5 in MAAC play while the Seahawks fell to 1-13 overall, 0-6 in the conference.

The first quarter was a wild up-and-down affair that saw the teams combined for 10 goals. When the dust settled at the conclusion of the fast-paced quarter, the Keydets were on top 6-4 with Colin Bosse scoring two of his game-high four goals in that opening stanza.

The rest of the game was a much more defensive-minded affair. Each team was only able to muster one goal apiece during the second quarter as VMI took a 7-4 lead into halftime. A Macumber goal with 9:21 left it in the third quarter off an assist by senior midfielder Brian Poissant (Syracuse, NY/ Fayetteville-Manlius) drew the Seahawks to within 7-5. But that is as close as Wager would get as VMI scored the next three goals in running out to a 10-5 lead.

Bosse had one assist to go along with his four-goal outing while Brett Leonard added three goals for the Keydets. In addition to Macumber’s two goals, five different Seahawks managed single goals - freshman attack Mike Hurley (Bellerica, MA/ Bellerica), senior attack Evan Shull (Port Jefferson Station, NY/ Comsewogue), junior midfielder Pete Blackmer (Marcellus, NY/ Marcellus), junior midfielder Chris Ridente (Cranford, NJ/ Cranford) and freshman attack Mike Scheerer (West Chester, PA/ Bishop Shanahan).

Wagner held a 39-27 edge in shots, led in ground balls 28-22 and won 11-of-21 face-offs.

Wagner is next in action on Wednesday, April 22 when the Seahawks travel to Philadelphia to meet Saint Joseph’s in a 4:00 pm faceoff.

NOTES – Today marked Senior Day as the Seahawks honored their six graduating seniors in a pre-game ceremony. The six Wagner players who were wearing the home white uniforms for the final time were attack Michael Schaeffer (Weston, Ct/ Weston), attack Jeff Policicchio (Novi, MI/ Novi), goalie Brandon Wascak (Frederick, MD/ Linganore), as well as midfielders Brian Poissant (Manlius, NY/ Fayetteville-Manlius), Evan Shull (Port Jefferson Station, NY/ Comse