Franklin Pierce vs. Le Moyne
March 25, 2007
The Game Story:

#1 Le Moyne Silences Franklin Pierce, 19-1
Dolphins use balanced attack to earn fourth victory of the season



Sophomore Jason Flanigan netted the lone Raven goal late in the fourth period.

RINDGE, N.H. (March 25, 2007) Ė The Franklin Pierce menís lacrosse team suffered a tough 19-1 setback to No. 1 ranked Le Moyne College in Northeast-10 Conference action this afternoon at Sodexho Field. The Dolphins registered 14 unanswered goals in the first half to earn their fourth victory of the season.

Le Moyne used a balanced offensive attack as 11 different players registered goals. Junior Brad Wolken (Baldwinsville, N.Y./Baldwinsville) led the Dolphin attack with four points on a team-high three goals and one assist. Junior Nick Gatto (Syracuse, N.Y./Henniger) and senior Matt Emerson (Watertown, N.Y./Watertown) were also solid, posting four points on two goals and two assists each. Junior Alex Bily (Syracuse, N.Y./West Genesee) added three goals in the contest, while classmate Mike McDonald (Latham, N.Y./Shaker) paced the Dolphin offense with a game-high four assists.

Sophomore Jason Flanigan (Shrewsbury, Mass./Shrewsbury) scored the lone goal for Franklin Pierce, while senior Mike Willis (Hingham, Mass./Hingham) chipped in with one assist.

Le Moyne opened the scoring early in the first period as Wolken netted his first goal of the game just 0:37 into the match. Wolken added two more scores within the Dolphins six goal, first-period, while Nick Gatto and sophomore Brian Griffin (Camillus, N.Y./West Genesee) rounded out the Le Moyne offensive attack.


Senior goaltender Ben Lek collected eight saves in the first half for the Ravens.

In the second period, Le Moyne exploded for eight unanswered goals to take a commanding 14-0 lead into halftime. Junior Mike McLaughlin (Syracuse, N.Y./Westhill) ignited the Dolphin rally with a goal just 0:18 into the period. Alex Bily led the Dolphin scoring surge with a hat-trick in the period, while Emerson connected for two scores.

Le Moyne added three more goals in the third period to increase its lead to 17-0. Junior Tom Donahue (Syracuse, N.Y./West Genesse) opened the scoring just 0:16 into the period with his second goal of the game, while senior Ed Street (Manlius, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy) and junior Andrew Carducci (Syracuse, N.Y./Henniger) added one goal apiece.

In the final period, Le Moyne added two more goals to its lead before Franklin Pierce broke its scoring silence on Flaniganís second goal of the season. Senior goaltender Jared Corcoran (Concord, N.H./Concord) earned his fourth victory of the season with 15 minutes of shutout goaltending for the Dolphins. Senior goaltender Ben Lek (Gaithersburg, Md./Col Zadok Magruder) made eight saves for the Ravens.

Franklin Pierce (1-2, 0-1 NE-10) will be in action again on Wednesday as it hosts Saint Michaelís College at 4 p.m. Le Moyne College (4-1, 1-1 NE-10) will travel to Merrimack College next Saturday at 1 p.m.

# 1 Le Moyne 19, Franklin Pierce 1




1


2


3


4


F

Le Moyne College (4-1, 1-1 NE-10)


6


8


3


2


19

Franklin Pierce (1-1, 0-0 NE-10)


0


0


0


1


1

Le Moyne Scoring:
Goals: Brad Wolken (3); Alex Bily (3); Matt Emerson (2); Nick Gatto (2); Tom Donahue (2); Ed Street (2); Mike McLaughlin (1); Brian Griffin (1); Mike Rabbit (1); Andrew Carducci (1); Brian Orlando (1);
Assists: Mike McDonald (4); Brian Cost (2); Emerson (2); Gatto (2); McLaughlin (1); Tim Spillett (1); Keith Vetter (1); Brian Welch (1); Wolken (1);

Franklin Pierce Scoring:
Goals: Jason Flanigan (1);
Assists: Mike Willis (1);

Goaltending:
LEM: Jared Corcoran (15:00), no saves; Doug McIver (30:00), one save; Dan Brown (11:39), three saves; T.J. Aldrich (3:21), no saves;
FPC: Ben Lek (30:05), eight saves; Dan Henning (1:29), no saves; Ryan Hulse (28:26), two saves.