Adelphi vs. Nazareth
March 23, 2002
The Game Story:
MEN'S LACROSSE DEFEATS NAZARETH 10-9 IN OVERTIME THRILLER

Toy scores a game-high five goals including the game winner.

Garden City, N.Y.-- Junior midfielder David Toy (Perth, Australia) scored the last of his five goals in overtime to lead the No. 5 Adelphi Panthers to a 10-9 victory over the Nazareth Golden Flyers. Adelphi moves to 3-1 overall and Nazareth falls to 1-2.

The Panthers jumped out to an early lead in the first quarter, rattling off three goals with in the first 11 minutes of play. Junior attacker Justin Wahl (Penn Yan, N.Y.), who had four goals in the game, gave the Golden Flyers their first goal with less than four minutes remaining in the quarter, 3-1.

Wahl would score again 2:18 into the second quarter on an assist from senior midfielder Jarod Koopman (Waterloo, N.Y.) to close to within one (3-2). Less than :40 seconds later, Toy notched his second goal of the game to open the Panther lead to 4-2. Both teams battled back and forth and by the end of the second quarter, Nazareth trailed by only one goal, 5-4.

The Golden Flyers tied the game 3:44 into the third. Four minutes Wahl gave Nazareth its first lead of the contest, 6-5. The lead didn't last long, as Toy tied the game, 6-6, just :30 seconds later. Wahl scored again on an extra man opportunity pull the Golden Flyers ahead to end the third quarter, 7-6.

In the fourth quarter, junior attacker Matt McGeehan (Herndon, Va.) tied the game for the third time on an assist by freshman attacker Joe Droge (Port Jefferson Station, N.Y). Droge came back to score 5:53 into the quarter on an assist from Nick Gotta (East Islip, N.Y.) to give the Panthers an 8-7 lead. Nazareth responded, putting in the next two goals to lead 9-8 with less than seven minutes remaining. Toy clinched his fourth goal with 4:30 remaining to tie the game, 9-9, sending it into overtime.

In sudden-death overtime, Toy sealed the Panther victory on an unassisted goal at 2:09.

Adelphi junior goalie Marc Miller (Norwalk, Conn.) recorded 14 saves. Freshman Don Green (Cortland Manor, N.Y.) had six saves for the Golden Flyers.

Today's game will be rebroadcast on Fox Sports-NY/Toyota Lacrosse Weekly on Wednesday, March 27, at 5:00 p.m. Highlights from the game will also be available at www.lacrossechannel.tv.

The Panthers return to action next Saturday, hosting Bentley College at 1:00 p.m. at Stiles Field.