Bellarmine vs. Hobart
April 13, 2013
The Game Story:
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Bellarmine University Knights lost another double OT thriller on Saturday against Hobart College by a score of 9-8. On a day where the senior class was recognized for their contributions to Bellarmine lacrosse, the celebration was marred by a victory for the Statesmen.

Bellarmine now drops to 7-4 (3-4 ECAC) and will need some help from other teams in the conference to make the Eastern College Athletic Conference Tournament.

Hobart came out ready to play and their two star players, Cam Stone and Alex Love, delivered the first two scores of the game to give Hobart an early 2-0 lead.

It took Bellarmine nearly eight minutes of play to find the back of the net and it was sophomore LSM Bobby Schmitt tallying first for the Knights. Schmitt stripped a Hobart player of the ball, scooped up the groundball, raced down the field and scored on Hobart's Peter Zonino.

Love would net another score to give Hobart a 3-1 lead at the end of the first quarter.

It was Schmitt again scoring for the Knights to begin the second quarter; however Hobart would answer with a three goal run to stretch the lead to four at 6-2.

Schmitt would complete his hat-trick, the first of his career, with 2:16 to play in the half and cut the halftime deficit to three at 6-3.

Bellarmine would find their scoring touch in the second half and with back-to-back goals from Brogan Hill, both assisted by Karsen Leung, would cut the lead to just one (5-6) at the end of the third quarter.

The Knights tied the contest at six just four minutes into the fourth quarter after Cameron Gardner connected on an assist from Dylan Gatt.

Gatt would then score the next goal of the contest, just his second of the season, to give Bellarmine the lead.

Bellarmine's lead was short-lived and just 33 seconds later, Hobart's Stone found Frank Brown who tied the game again.
Love and the Statesmen scored again less than a minute later to reclaim the lead at 8-7, but BU's Michael Ward was able to tie the game less than a minute later and force overtime.

Both teams had a number of opportunities in overtime, including Gardner who was in close on the crease and unable to finish, foiled by the crossbar.

It would be Hobart's playmaker and feeder Stone finding Jake McHenry for the game-winning goal.

Bellarmine struggled offensively and the Knights' extra man unit went 0-3 on the day. BU also struggled at the faceoff “x” going 8-22 against the Statesmen.

For the Statesmen it was the duo of Love and Stone making a huge impact. Love finished the day with four goals and an assist while Stone finished with two goals and three assists.

Bellarmine's offense was paced by the long-stick Schmitt, who finished the day with three goals, four caused turnovers and five groundballs. The sophomore Hill also had a strong second half finishing the game with two goals.

The Knights will take the field again on Saturday Apr. 20 for a match-up against the University of Virginia Cavaliers. Faceoff will come at 1 p.m. at Klockner Stadium in Charlottesville.