Bentley vs. Saint Anselm
March 24, 2007
The Game Story:
WALTHAM, Mass. -- Freshman attack Kevin Gould (Duxbury, Mass./Duxbury HS) scored the game-winning goal in overtime for the Falcons to cap an incredible comeback as the Bentley men's lacrosse team rallied from a 7-0 deficit to capture an 8-7 win over Saint Anselm on Saturday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference action. The win comes in the conference opener for Bentley and improves the Falcons' overall record to 2-1, with both wins coming in thrilling overtime fashion. The Hawks fall to 2-4 (0-2 NE-10).

The Falcons' comeback was set up after Saint Anselm scored seven straight goals to open the game. After a slow first half that the Hawks emerged from with a 3-0 lead, Saint Anselm scored four goals in the third quarter, including two from sophomore Chris Murphy (Winchester). Junior Steve Trocki (Braintree) scored with 9:15 remaining in the third quarter to put the Hawks up 7-0 before the Falcons got on the scoreboard.

The rally began when Gould scored his first goal of the game with 4:30 to go in the third. Sophomore attack Chris Woods (Duxbury/Sandwich HS) and senior midfielder Dalton Van Hatcher (Tigard, Ore./Oregon Episcopal School) netted goals late in the third to cut Saint Anselm's lead to 7-3 with one quarter left to play.

The Falcons controlled play in the fourth quarter as senior midfielder Craig Cormier (South Windsor, Conn./South Windsor HS) set up Gould for a goal four minutes into the half and was followed two minutes later with a tally from junior midfielder Danny Scavone (Franklin Lakes, N.J./Don Bosco Prep). Cormier scored a hoal of his own to get the Falcons within one with six minutes left to play before Scavone tied the game with 3:24 on the clock. The Falcons had a one-minute extra-man opportunity immediately after the tying goal, but could not capitalize and overtime was needed to determine a winner. Another penalty on Saint Anselm gave Bentley an extra man for the first minute of overtime. Once again, the Falcons couldn't score on the power play, but just four seconds after the penalty expired, sophomore Andy Curtis (Chelmsford/Chelmsford HS) dished to Gould, who netted the game-winner and completed his first career hat trick.

Sophomore goalie Kris Dambach (Chester, N.J./West Morris Central HS) made five saves early in the game before being relieved by classmate Zach Gostanian (Andover/Andover HS), who stopped both shots he faced to earn the win. Senior Andrew Roy (Westford) made 13 saves on the other end for the Hawks, but suffered the overtime loss.

The Falcons return to action on Wednesday when they travel to Worcester to take on Assumption at 7 p.m. The team is back home on Saturday, March 31, hosting No. 6 Adelphi at noon.