Mercyhurst vs. Saint Rose
April 14, 2012
The Game Story:
ERIE, Pa.- The #1 Mercyhurst men's lacrosse team won, 19-6, over the College of Saint Rose Saturday afternoon at Tullio Field. Senior Kyle Kallay scored two goals and dished out four assists to lead the Lakers.

The hosts started out well, but Saint Rose came back with three straight goals in the second quarter, making it 5-4 Lakers with 7:40 remaining. Mercyhurst showed why it's the number one ranked team in Division II from there, scoring the next eight goals and 13 of 14 to take control of the contest.

Jake McAndrew opened scoring, as Brian Scheetz found him with 10:31 left in the first period. Joe Pompo tied the score five minutes later. Kallay hit Brady Heseltine to go up 2-1 and then McAndrew found the back of the net with 2:58 left. With five seconds to play in the first, Scheetz found Zac Reid for a three-goal advantage.

James Chayka picked up a groundball off the second quarter face-off and sprinted in for a score 10 seconds in. The Golden Knights responded with three goals to get within one.

With 5:28 remaining in the first half, Scheetz passed to Kallay, who finished from point blank range. Matt Hummel scored 68 seconds later, with Scheetz collecting his fourth helper of the half. Heseltine closed the first 30 minutes with a goal to make it 8-4 Lakers at halftime.

In the third quarter, Heseltine scored off a Kallay dish 43 seconds in. Reid found Chayka and then Brad Romancik assisted on a Kallay goal as Mercyhurst went up 11-4. Deven Alves continued the run and then Ian Brooks had his turn as an offensive force. The sophomore tallied a hat trick in the final 20 minutes of the game. J.A. MacDougall added his first goal of the season late in the third frame.

Ryan McCrory and James Rogan scored the Lakers' final two goals as the hosts tied their season high in goals.

Kallay had six points, Scheetz recorded four assists, and McAndrew, Heseltine, and Brooks each had three goals. Scheetz is now three away from tying the career points record at Mercyhurst. Troy Ledbetter is the current leader with 155 points.

Michael Grace made three saves to pick up the victory in net. Josh Kimm and Tyler Nash both saw action in the fourth period. The Lakers outshot Saint Rose, 47-19, and forced 26 Knight turnovers. They also stopped the visitors' man-up offense, not allowing a goal on eight tries.

The Lakers are now 10-0 in 2012, extending their winning streak to 17 dating back to last season. They have also won 11 consecutive home contests. Mercyhurst travels to NYIT for an East Coast Conference (ECC) match Saturday, April 21. Face-off is set for 1 p.m.

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