Le Moyne vs. Bryant
April 1, 2006
|Mike Mcdonald||(2, 3)|
|Ryan Lewis||(2, 1)|
|Matt Cassalia||(2, 0)|
|Alex Bily||(0, 2)|
|Craig Rosecrans||(1, 1)|
|Brian Cost||(2, 0)|
|Jason Longo||(1, 0)|
|Jared Corcoran||10 (0.667)|
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|Jedd Storoshenko||(1, 1)|
|Matt Mckeefrey||(2, 0)|
|Craig Buckhout||(1, 0)|
|Steve Coppinger||(1, 0)|
|Corey Crosbie||(0, 1)|
|Brad Burkhardt||2 (0.286)|
|Michael Kennedy||2 (0.286)|
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|The Game Story:|
|SYRACUSE, N.Y. * Sophomore Mike McDonald (Latham, N.Y./Shaker) scored two|
goals and set up three others to help top-ranked Le Moyne to a 10-5 win
over No. 8 Bryant in a Northeast-10 Conference men's lacrosse game at the
Thomas J. Niland Athletic Complex. The Dolphins (7-0, 4-0 Northeast-10)
have won 64 consecutive Northeast-10 Conference games, while Bryant (5-2,
3-1 Northeast-10) suffers its first league setback of the season.
McDonald was one of four Dolphins with two goals. Senior Ryan Lewis (East
Syracuse, N.Y./East Syracuse-Minoa), junior Matt Cassalia (Camillus,
N.Y./West Genesee), and sophomore Brian Cost (Camillus, N.Y./West Genesee)
joined McDonald with two goals each. McDonald, the team's top scorer as a
freshman last season, leads Le Moyne with 22 points on 14 goals and eight
assists this season.
Freshman Matt McKeefrey (Melville, N.Y./Half Hollow Hills East) led Bryant
(4-2, 2-1 Northeast-10) with two goals. The two Bulldogs losses this season
have come at the hands of the top two teams in the latest USILA Division II
poll. Bryant suffered a 20-12 home setback to defending national champion
and second-ranked N.Y. Tech on March 18.
Le Moyne was four-of-five on the extra-man, while the Dolphins defense held
Bryant without an extra-man score in five tries. Le Moyne senior goalkeeper
Jared Corcoran (Concord, N.H./Concord) made 10 saves, including five in the
final quarter. Brad Burkhardt (Branford, Conn./Branford) and Michael
Kennedy (Port Jefferson, N.Y./Comsewogue) made two saves apiece and allowed
five goals each for Bryant.
Senior midfielder Craig Rosecrans (Niskayuna, N.Y./Niskayuna) and Cassalia
delivered the Dolphins a 2-1 lead after the opening quarter. Le Moyne
scored three times in a span of two minutes and 15 seconds to take a 5-1
lead. Cost scored off a feed from Alex Bily (Syracuse, N.Y./West Genesee),
netted an extra man-goal off a McDonald pass and McDonald finished off a
Rosecrans dish to give Le Moyne the four-goal edge.
Bryant netted two of the next three goals and trimmed it to a 6-3 game on
McKeefrey's first goal of the game, 20 seconds into the second half.
Cassalia scored off the ensuing faceoff and Lewis scored with just under
two minutes remaining in the fourth to give Le Moyne an 8-3 edge entering
the final quarter.
Senior Jason Longo (Cazenovia, N.Y./Cazenovia) and McDonald sandwiched
goals around a Bulldog tally by senior midfielder Steve Coppinger
(Bethesda, Md./Bridgton Academy) to give Le Moyne a 10-4 lead with 6:12
remaining. McKeefrey made the final 10-5 on a goal with seven seconds
Le Moyne's 64 consecutive Northeast-10 Conference regular season wins date
back to the 1999 season. Today's victory equals Limestone's 64 straight
wins in the Deep South Conference. That streak was snapped in a 13-5 loss
at Queens (N.C.) University on March 8.
Le Moyne travels to Saint Anselm on Wednesday for a 4 p.m. Northeast-10
Conference game. The Dolphins return home on April 8 at 3 p.m.