Adelphi vs. Saint Anselm
March 27, 2010
The Game Story:
The Adelphi University men's lacrosse team hosted the Hawks of Saint Anselm College this afternoon on Competition Field. Adelphi scored six second half goals en route to the victory, 11-7. The Panthers improve to 2-2 and 1-1 in the Northeast-10, while the Hawks fall to 3-2 and 1-1 in the league.

For the Panthers, sophomore Joe Vitale led the way with three goals and two assists, while classmate Danny Blau and senior William Bushell both had one goal and two assists. Senior Devin Schneiderbauer set aside eight saves in the win.

Matt O'Connell got the Hawks on the board with an unassisted, 1:12 into regulation. Freshman Kevin Kennedy would then set up junior Mike Iorio at 12:20 to even the score. Both teams would then score two more goals, making it a 3-3 contest headed into the second quarter.

The Panthers would then come out and score the first two goals of the second period, taking a 5-3 lead. Vitale would find Blau for the first score, while Vitale found the back of the net, with the assist coming from Bushell. With less than two minutes until the half, Kevin DeBenedetto scored an unassisted goal to cut the Panthers' lead in half.

Adelphi came out of the half and controlled the third quarter. Senior Kevin Kemp would add his only two scores of the game in the period, while Blau handed out two helpers. O'Connell would make the score 8-5 with a goal on a man-up advantage with 1:33 left in the quarter.

Less than a minute into the final quarter, McDonald found O'Connell for his fourth score of the game. Adelphi would then add the next two goals, putting the game out of reach. The first score came from freshman Michael Rossi and the second from Vitale.

The Panthers held a 29-20 shot advantage, as well as a 49-32 edge in ground balls.

For the Hawks, O'Connell led the way with four scores, while Tyler Steinetz, DeBenedetto, and Colin Lacey all found the back of the net once. Pat Ancone recorded seven saves in the loss.

The Panthers return to action on Tuesday, March 30 when they travel to take on Pace University at 3:30 pm.