Adelphi vs. Bentley
April 26, 2014
The Game Story:
Garden City, N.Y. - The top ranked Adelphi University men's lacrosse team scored nine straight goals during a stretch that ran from the end of the second to the opening of the fourth quarter, securing a 15-6 victory over visiting Bentley University on a sun drenched Motamed Field this afternoon. With the win, the Brown and Gold close out the regular season with a record of 14-1 overall and secure the 2014 Northeast-10 Regular Season Championship and top seed in the conference tournament with a, 11-0 NE-10 mark. Bentley concludes the regular season 7-6 overall and 7-4 in conference. Salvatore Tuttle led all players with eight points on six goals and two assists, while Connor Duddy (2G), Joe Celano (2G) and Nick Susko (1G, 1A) added two points each. Gregory Puskuldjian, Robert Rossi, Eddie Desiderio and Patrick Starke also found the back of the Bentley net in the victory. Puskuldjian turned in another solid effort, winning 11 of the 19 face-offs that he took, and grabbed nine ground balls, while Daniel Moriarty won five of his six attempts in the face-off circle. James McCann led the defense with two caused turnovers, while Puskuldjian also caused two turnovers. Aidan Bennardo made nine stops in just under 44 minnutes in goal, collecting his 14th win of the season, while DJ Mauro made four saves, Keith McDermott stopped two shots and John McGrath was credited with a save, all in relief. Adelphi and Bentley traded goals twice in the first 15 minutes of action, sending the game into the second quarter deadlocked at two. The Panthers got hot in the second frame, ripping off three straight goals, including two from Tuttle, to move out to a 5-2 lead with 10:53 to play in the quarter. The Falcons answered back, scoring two of their own to climb within one goal of Adelphi, before Puskuldjian's only tally of the game, which came at the seven second mark, sent the Brown and Gold into the locker room with a 6-4 advantage. Puskuldjian's second period goal kicked off a nine goal run from the Panthers, that included a, 6-0, third quarter and ended on Tuttle's sixth goal of the game, which came at the 11:57 mark of the fourth quarter and put Adelphi ahead, 14-4. Bentley managed to score two of the final three goals of the contest, giving the hosts a 15-6 victory. Adelphi out shot Bentley, 54-37, won more face-offs, 16-9 and grabbed more ground balls, 37-31. Up Next The Panthers will return to action on Friday, May 2 when they host the Northeast-10 Tournament semifinals. Adelphi will face-off against the winner of the Bentley and Southern New Hampshire.