Adelphi vs. Saint Michael's
April 10, 2010
The Game Story:
The Adelphi University men's lacrosse team hosted the Purple Knights from St. Michael's College this afternoon on Competition Field. A three-goal second period for St. Michael's proved to be the difference en route to the 10-8 victory. SMC improves to 4-4 and 3-2 in the Northeast-10, while Adelphi drops to 3-4 and 2-3 in the league.

For the Panthers, sophomore Danny Blau scored one goal and handed out four assists, while junior Mike Iorio found the back of the net four times. Senior Devin Schneiderbauer set aside 11 shots in the loss.

St. Michael's was first to get on the board, with 3:50 left in the first quarter, when James Baghai set up Charlie Niznansky for the score. Iorio would then even the score at 1-1 with an unassisted goal with 2:15 left on the clock.

The Purple Knights came out and had a big second quarter, scoring three times and holding Adelphi to just one goal. Andy Buccellato scored the first goal on a man-up advantage, followed by two unassisted goals from Sean Leahy and Niznansky. Blau would then find Chris Aiello to give the Panthers their second goal. SMC took a two-goal lead into the half.

St. Michael's once again came out strong and tallied two early goals to open the third quarter. The first was from Buccellato, which was assisted by Dave Brown, followed by Baghai with an unassisted tally. With 10 seconds left in the quarter, Blau found senior Kevin Kemp to cut the Purple Knights' lead to 7-5.

SMC would then take a commanding 10-5 lead with three straight goals to open the fourth quarter, with two from Buccellato. The Panthers would then score three goals in 1:07, with Blau scoring on one and assisting on another.

Adelphi held the advantage in shots, 29-27, while both teams picked up 34 ground balls. The Panthers also held the edge in face-offs, winning 16-22.

For the Purple Knights, Buccellato tallied a game-high five goals, while Baghai scored two goals and added an assist. Zach Jandl recorded 10 saves in the win.

The Panthers return to action on Wednesday, April 14 when they travel to take on Dominican (N.Y.) College in a non-conference contest at 4:00 p.m.