Le Moyne vs. Adelphi
April 23, 2005
The Game Story:
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Freshman Mike McDonald (Latham, N.Y./Shaker) and senior Matt Holdridge (Syracuse, N.Y./Nottingham) scored three goals each to lift No. 1 Le Moyne to a 12-7 win over No. 5 Adelphi in a non-conference men’s lacrosse game at Le Moyne College. The defending national champion Dolphins (11-0) have won 27 consecutive games and 41 of their last 42.

Le Moyne jumped out to a 2-0 lead on goals by senior Kyle Reichel (East Syracuse, N.Y./East Syracuse-Minoa) and McDonald, but Adelphi scored two of the next three goals to make it a 3-2 contest at the end of the opening quarter.

The Dolphins outscored their visitors 4-1 over the second quarter. Holdridge scored twice, McDonald scored his second of the contest and Alex Bily (Syracuse, N.Y./West Genesee) added his second as Le Moyne hopped out to a 7-3 lead at the half. Greg Kalberer (Holbrook, N.Y./NYIT) scored all three of Adelphi’s goals in the opening half.

Le Moyne opened up its biggest lead at 11-4 on McDonald’s third goal, one minute and 15 seconds into the final quarter. Adelphi (4-4) finished the contest with three of the final four goals. Stephen Mortimer (Adelaide, Australia) netted two goals in a span of one minute and 10 seconds. Matt Price (Melrose Park, Austraila) followed up Holdridge’s third goal with the final goal of the contest, making it 12-7 with 7:04 left.

Le Moyne outshot Adelphi 37-17, including a 21-6 edge in the opening half. Junior goalkeeper Jared Corcoran (Concord, N.H./Concord) made five saves for Le Moyne, while Trent Machner (Melrose Park, Australia) stopped 15 shots for Adelphi. Thirteen of his 15 saves came in the middle two quarters.

Le Moyne travels to Southern New Hampshire on Wednesday for a 4 p.m. game to close out its regular season.

Le Moyne 12, Adelphi 7

Adelphi 2 1 1 3 - 7

Le Moyne 3 4 3 2 - 12

Adelphi (4-4) – Greg Kalberer 3-0, Stephen Mortimer 2-1, Wes Green 1-2, Matt Price 1-0. Saves – Trent Machner 15.

Le Moyne (11-0) – Mike McDonald 3-1, Matt Holdridge 3-0, Alex Bily 2-0, Brandon Spillett 1-2, Kyle Reichel 1-0, Chris Moore 1-0, Andrew Carducci 1-0. Saves – Jared Corcoran 5.

Shots – Le Moyne 37, Adelphi 17

Ground balls – Le Moyne 31, Adelphi 14

Face-offs – Adelphi 9/21, Le Moyne 12/21

Clears – Adelphi 12/19, Le Moyne 19/21

Extra-Man – Adelphi 2/3, Le Moyne 0/4