Saint Anselm vs. Saint Michael's
April 8, 2014
The Game Story:
Men's lacrosse falls late at Saint Anselm, 9-8 MANCHESTER, N.H. - In a game during which neither team ever led by more than two goals, the Saint Michael's College men's lacrosse team fell to Saint Anselm College, 9-8, on Tuesday at Grappone Stadium. The Purple Knights moved to 3-7 overall and 3-4 in the Northeast-10 Conference, while the Hawks are 4-6 and 3-4. Junior Matt Dromeshauser (Norwell, Mass./Norwell) netted his first career hat trick after entering the game with five career goals, and first-year Tom Fitzgerald (Cranford, N.J./Cranford) had two goals and an assist. Senior Connor Glackin (Mission Viejo, Calif./Saint Anthony's) and first-years Galen Antolino (Exeter, N.H./Exeter) and Taylor Wallace (Bedford, N.H./Bedford) all scored once, with Wallace's his first as a collegian, and senior Evan Antolino (Exeter, N.H./Exeter) dished off three assists. Sophomore T.J. Bicknell (Duxbury, Mass./Duxbury) made a career-high 20 saves, the most by a Purple Knight since Zach Jandl '10 had 23 on April 2, 2010. Senior Cooper Quenneville (Shoreham, Vt./Gould Academy) was 5-for-10 on face-offs with seven ground balls, a caused turnover and an assist, and classmate Chris Casserly (Kensington, N.H./Exeter) won four draws and had four ground balls. Senior Ryan Mee (Medway, Mass./Xaverian Brothers) scored three times for Saint Anselm, and junior Geoff Kennedy (Gloucester, Mass./Gloucester) totaled two goals and an assist. Senior Matthew Steele (Ipswich, Mass./Saint John's Prep) was 12-for-21 at the X with 10 ground balls, and sophomore James O'Neill (East Walpole, Mass./Walpole) recorded eight stops. Wallace scored the first goal of his career just 1:48 after the opening face-off to put the visitors on top, but Saint Anselm countered 13 seconds later, and Kennedy put the Hawks on top 41 seconds after that. Galen Antolino knotted the contest off of Fitzgerald's feed with 1:01 left in the period, but Mee netted a go-ahead marker at 15 ticks. Saint Anselm forged a 4-2 edge 1:11 into the second quarter before Saint Michael's responded with three straight tallies. Evan Antolino fed Fitzgerald for a goal at 7:33 before dishing off on Dromeshauser's tying man-up marker 50 seconds after that, and Fitzgerald completed the flurry with 4:48 remaining. Mee found the back of the net at 2:16, sending the teams into halftime tied at five. The teams swapped two goals apiece in the third quarter, with Dromeshauser tying the game with 6:38 left on Evan Antolino's assist before scoring with 15 seconds to go, just 49 ticks after Mee had given Saint Anselm the lead, to complete his hat trick and knot the game at seven. Sophomore Lawrence Dee (Charlotte, Vt./Champlain Valley Union) assisted. For the second straight game, Glackin scored in the fourth quarter to give his team an advantage, taking a Quenneville pass to make it 8-7 at 13:52. However, senior Andrew Messner (Wakefield, R.I./La Salle Academy) found the equalizer at 6:25 and fed Kennedy for the winner with 4:06 left. Quenneville won the ensuing draw, but only one of the ensuing four shots was on target, and O'Neill made the save. Saint Michael's possessed twice in the final 32 seconds, and the final tying shot with time winding down was again denied by O'Neill. The Purple Knights head to top-ranked Adelphi University on Saturday for a 1 p.m. contest. The Panthers, who are first in both national polls, have won 23 of their last 24 NE-10 regular-season games and advanced to the 2013 NCAA Tournament national semifinals.