Dowling vs. Dominican
April 16, 2008
The Game Story:
Suffern, NY (4/16/08) The visiting Golden Lions of Dowling College defeated the Dominican College Chargers lacrosse team, 17-4 this afternoon at the Torne Valley Sports Complex in East Coast Conference (ECC) action.

Dowling opened up the game with a 5-0 run with two goals scored in that time by sophomore Kyle O'Brien (Whitby, Ontario). The Chargers got on the board with a goal at 6:24 in the first by freshman attacker Dave Maresse (Winnipeg, MB) off the assist by Owen Smith III (Cornwall, NY). The Golden Lions responded with a goal of their own before attacker Smith got the unassisted goal with 3:16 left in the quarter.

The second quarter saw the Golden Lions outscore the Chargers 2-1 as attacker Pat O'Shea (Dix Hills, NY) netted the unassisted goal.

The third quarter was all Dowling as O'Brien led the way with four out of the five goals in the quarter. In the fourth, Dowling was on a 4-0 run until junior Jeremy Arcaro (New Windsor, NY) netted the game's last goall off the dish by Jimmy Tancredi (Bloomingburg, NY).

O'Brien led all scorers with eight goals and one assist for Dowling in the win. Nick Cotter (Whitby, Ontario) scored for goals and two assists, while Ryan Campbell (Brampton, Ontario) and Brando Bergerson (Severn, MD) each had two goals, with Campbell having a game leading seven assists. Kevin Rimmer (Ronkonkoma, NY) had the other Golden Lion goal, while three other Lions had an assist.

Smith, Arcaro, O'Shea and Marrese had the Charger goals with assists by Smith and Tancredi.

Charger goalie Joe Assante (Hicksville, NY) had ten saves in 45:00, while Tim Manzella (Riverhead, NY) had five saves in 8:42 and Brendan Bonacum (Port Jefferson Station, NY) had two saves in 6:18.

Golden Lions goalie Nick Tracey (Farmingville, NY) had 5 saves in 45:00 of play, while Frank Melhus (Levittown, NY) had one save in 9:07 and George Diantgikis (Bridgeton Academy) and Mike Breiner (West Babylon, NY) rounded out the final five minutes.

With the win Dowling improves to 10-1 overall and 3-0 in the ECC, while Dominican falls to 4-6 overall and 0-2 in the ECC.