Molloy vs. Southern New Hampshire
March 7, 2012
The Game Story:
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. (Mar. 7, 2012) - On Wednesday night, junior attackman Kenny Lutz (Farmingdale, N.Y.) and freshman midfielder Anthony Marino (Seaford, N.Y.) notched a game-best four points apiece, as the Molloy College men's lacrosse team clipped Southern New Hampshire University, 9-7, in a non-conference duel at the Dean G. Skelos Sports Complex in Rockville Centre, N.Y. Lutz had four goals on the evening, while Marino checked in three goals and an assist.

Molloy (2-1) got out to a hot start, sporting a quick 2-0 cushion by the conclusion of the opening quarter. Lutz and graduate midfielder Jimmy Davis (Levittown, N.Y.) each notched even-strength markers. But, at the start of the second stanza, the Penmen (0-2) quickly got both of those goals back within a 38-second stint to knot things up at 2-apiece. Junior defenseman Ryan Woodford (Scituate, Mass.) and freshman attackman Corey Allen (Suffield, Conn.) accounted for the scoring.

Lutz and Davis then teamed up to answer for the Lions, as a scorer and helper, respectively, handing the hosts a two-score advantage (4-2) with 6:56 to go in the half. The maroon and white eventually went into the break ahead by a 6-4 score, as Marino recorded an unassisted tally, just before time expired. Marino added two ground balls, in addition to his four points.

Right out of the intermission, SNHU cut the deficit to one (6-5) via a goal by Rob Murray (Marblehead, Mass.). Just 17 ticks after that score, Lutz got his fourth goal of the day, making it a two-score game yet again. Later into the quarter, the hosts added some insurance, as junior midfielder Kevin Catalano (Levittown, N.Y.) notched a short-handed tally with 1:59 to go.

Molloy never looked back from that point, as Southern New Hampshire only came within two goals the rest of the way. Davis accumulated three points (1 G, 2 A). He also gathered up four ground balls, and collected one caused turnover. Sophomore midfielder Andrew Leo (Hicksville, N.Y.) earned 11 of the team's 12 faceoff victories, and amassed five ground balls in the process. Junior midfielder Joseph Biscardi (Wantagh, N.Y.) won five ground balls, and caused five turnovers.

Between the pipes, sophomore goalie John Grebe (Farmingville, N.Y.) stopped 12 shots in his first collegiate start for the Lions. Senior Brendan O'Brien (Hopkinton, Mass.) made 10 saves for the Penmen. Overall, Molloy held a slim 26-25 edge in ground balls, while SNHU sported a 32-25 advantage in shots. Neither squad converted on four extra-man opportunities.

Head Coach Eric Petrullo and the Lions are back in action on Monday (Mar. 12) when they travel to Springfield, Mass. to face another Northeast-10 Conference foe, American International College. The opening faceoff is scheduled for 4 p.m.