Le Moyne vs. Adelphi
March 17, 2012
The Game Story:
Syracuse, N.Y. – Earlier this afternoon, the #2 men's lacrosse team visited the #3 Dolphins of Le Moyne College in their first Northeast-10 game of the season. Despite jumping out to an early 2-0 lead in the first, Le Moyne notched four goals in the middle periods to put enough distance on the Panthers, holding them off by a score of 9-6. With the loss, Adelphi suffers their first defeat of the season and moves to 4-1, 0-1 NE-10 while Le Moyne remains undefeated with a 5-0, 1-0 NE-10.

For Adelphi, Joe Celano had three points on two goals and one assist while Joe Vitale added a goal and assist as well. Danny Blau, Kevin Kennedy and Shane Wynn rounded out the Panther scoring with a score each. Blau and Celano combined for 11 of the team's 20 ground balls while Joseph Sciara accounted for four of the seven faceoffs won.

Eric Janssen suffered his first loss of the season despite making 10 saves as he minded the cage for the entire 60 minutes.

The Dolphin's Nate Frechette and Aaron Cahill led the team with two goals apiece while Sean Connors, Andrew Chadderdon, Tyler Sennett, Kam Bumpus and Nick Blumer each added one. Bumpus picked up a game high nine ground balls and won 12 faceoffs while Conor Regin scooped up eight ground balls. In goal, Jeff White remained a perfect with his fifth win of the season as he stopped seven shots.

It was not until 9:19 into the first period until the first goal of the game was scored by Celano on a man up opportunity with an assist from Michael Rossi. With 17 seconds left, Celano put in his second goal of the game to give Adelphi a 2-0 lead.

However, in the second, Bumpus cut the lead in half just six seconds in. Le Moyne went on to score three more consecutive goals to turn the tables on the Panthers, flipping a two goal deficit into a two goal lead. With 3:50 left before the half, Blau, on a Celano assist, brought it back to a one goal game.

Three more unanswered Dolphin goals kicked off the third, giving the home team their largest lead of the game at 7-4. Kennedy and Frechette swapped scores in the latter stages of the period to keep it a three goal game heading into the fourth.

In the final 15 minutes, Wynn scored on an unassisted goal just three ticks past the 13 minute mark. Trying for the comeback, Vitale kept the game within reach when he notched his second goal of the meeting with 3:39 left to play.

However, the charge was halted as Connors put in the game's final goal for Le Moyne on an assist from Taylor Brooks which was proved to be enough of a cushion for the Dolphins to hold on in the remaining minutes of the game.