Le Moyne vs. Limestone
March 7, 2010
|Matt Chadderdon||(5, 0)|
|Mike Rabbitt||(1, 2)|
|Jack Harmatuk||(1, 1)|
|Jack Venditti||(0, 1)|
|Mike Byrnes||(0, 1)|
|Nick Disarro||(1, 0)|
|Jeff White||8 (0.571)|
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|Mike Poerstel||(1, 2)|
|Jackson Decker||(2, 1)|
|Riley Loewen||(1, 1)|
|Jake Rogalia||(1, 0)|
|Jeff Santo||(1, 0)|
|Steve Gartelman||10 (0.556)|
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|The Game Story:|
|Severna Park, Md. - Junior midfielder Matt Chadderdon (Auburn, N.Y./Auburn) scored five goals to lead second-ranked Le Moyne College to an 8-6 win over fifth-ranked Limestone on Sunday afternoon in non-conference men's lacrosse action at Severna Park High School.|
The Dolphins opened the game by scoring the first five goals. Junior attackman Jack Harmatuk (Syracuse, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy/Syracuse U.) scored the first goal from the right side of the goal off a feed from classmate Jack Venditti (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker). Senior Mike Rabbitt (Simsbury, Conn./Simsbury) gave the Dolphins a two-goal advantage at the 1:50 mark of the first quarter with a goal from in front of the net off a pass from Harmatuk.
After winning the opening face-off of the second quarter and missing a pair of shots, the Dolphins increased their lead to 3-0 on a blast from the right side by Chadderdon off a pass from Rabbitt. Just 41 seconds later, Chadderdon scored from the right wing off another feed from Rabbitt. Chadderdon completed his hat trick at the 6:23 mark with an unassisted goal from the left wing.
Limestone cut its deficit to 5-2 with a pair of goals in a span of 34 seconds. Jake Rogalia got the Saints on the board with a man-up goal with 1:41 remaining in the second quarter off a pass from Riley Loewen. After winning the ensuing face-off, Jeff Santo scored off a feed from Mike Poerstel with 1:07 to go before halftime. Chadderdon added his fourth goal of the quarter with 23 seconds left in the quarter to give the Dolphins a 6-2 advantage heading into the intermission.
The Saints scored the first goal of the third quarter to pull within 6-3, but could not get any closer until the game's final seconds. Jackson Decker scored his first of two goals in the contest with 8:40 left in the quarter off a pass from Poerstel.
The Dolphins, who have won 35 consecutive regular season games, responded with two goals in a span of 10 seconds to push their lead back out to five goals. Junior midfielder Nick DiSarro (Niskayuna, N.Y./Niskayuna) fired in a shot from in front of the goal off a pass from sophomore midfielder Mike Byrnes (Preble, N.Y./Tully) with 4:34 remaining in the stanza. Chadderdon picked up the ground ball off the ensuing face-off and raced down the field to score his team's final goal of the game at the 4:24 mark.
After a scoring drought of over 12 minutes, Limestone scored its first of three fourth-quarter tallies. Poerstel took a pass from Decker at the top of the box and found the back of the net with 7:09 left in the game. Following a Le Moyne turnover with under one minute left in play, Loewen scored from in front of the goal with 20 seconds remaining. Decker delivered the game's final score by finding the back of the net with five seconds left after Le Moyne was called for a violation on the face-off following Loewen's goal.
Freshman goalkeeper Jeff White (Buffalo, N.Y./Canisius HS) made eight saves in between the pipes for the Dolphins. Steve Gartelman was credited with 10 saves for the Saints.
Le Moyne (2-0), which has won five straight match-ups against the Saints, remains on the road over the College's Spring Break for a game against Catawba on Thursday, March 11 at 4:00 p.m. on the campus of Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida.