Le Moyne vs. Assumption
April 12, 2008
The Game Story:
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Twelve players registered goals as the Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team, ranked No. 1 in the USILA Division II Poll, cruised against Assumption College, 19-1, in Northeast-10 Conference action at the Thomas J. Niland Athletic Complex. Alex Bily scored four goals and Mike Rabbitt finished with a hat-trick for the Dolphins (9-0, 6-0 NE-10). Kyle McKay scored the lone goal for the Greyhounds (2-8, 0-6 NE-10).

Le Moyne was dominant on the offensive and defensive ends for the second consecutive game. The Dolphins outshot the Greyhounds, 43-20, and handled extra-man opportunities well, converting two-of-three while killing Assumption's four tries. The Dolphins' 19-goal offensive output was a season-high and the most since they scored 20 goals against Assumption last season.

Bily sparked a Le Moyne offensive charge that scored the first 14 goals of the game. He scored all four of his goals in the first half, including two in the game's first five minutes. Rabbitt netted two first-half tallies and Andrew Carducci, Brian Cost, Brian Welch, Mike McDonald and Mark Bowler all found the net once in the first two quarters.

Nick Gatto, McDonald and Drew Bezek continued Le Moyne's scoring streak in the third quarter before Kyle McKay netted Assumption's only goal. The Dolphins scored the last five goals of the game with scores from Rabbitt, Corey Bulken, Bowler, Bob McIver and Jack Mooney.

Bezek, Tim McLean, Mike Malone and Marc Cizenski held together a densive unit that has yielded one goal over the last two games. Doug McIver was perfect in goal for Le Moyne, collecting four saves without allowing a goal in first-half action. Bay Stroker stopped two shots and Tom Kralovenec picked up a save in second-half play for the Dolphins. A trio of Chris Bird (6 saves), Dan Shea (3 saves) and Scott Vogel (1 save) registered stops for the Greyhounds.

McDonald dished out four assists in addition to his pair of goals and moved past Brandon Spillett 05 into sixth place on the school's all-time scoring list. With 13 more points, the senior will join Le Moyne College's four-member 200-point club, with Jim Nee '99 (247), Greg Downey '94 (223), Ryan Spillett '03 (220) and Jeff Evanchak '94 (209). He currently ranks third on the school's all-time goals list and fourth on its assists list.

Dating back to last season, the Dolphins are riding a 20-game win streak. Le Moyne wraps up the home portion of its regular season schedule when it hosts Northeast-10 Conference foes Pace at 4 p.m. Tuesday and Southern New Hampshire at 1 p.m. Saturday.