Southern New Hampshire vs. Le Moyne
April 21, 2007
The Game Story:
MANCHESTER, N.H. - Junior Tom Donahue (Syracuse, NY) totaled two
goals and one assist to lead nationally-ranked Le Moyne College to a
12-5 victory over Southern New Hampshire University here today in
Northeast-10 Conference men's lacrosse action. Le Moyne, which is
ranked third nationally among Division II schools, ran its winning
streak to six-straight games and improved to 10-2 overall and 6-2 in
the league. The host Penmen dropped to 3-8 overall and 3-4 in the
NE-10.

Nine different players scored in the game for Le Moyne. Sophomore
Brian Griffin (Camillus, NY) and senior Blake Gale (LaFayette, NY)
both scored two goals for the visitors. Griffin also collected a
team-high 14 ground balls and won 15-of-17 face-offs. Junior Chris
Dindler (Stephney, Australia) paced the Penmen with two goals and one
assist, while senior Joe Young (Derry, NH) added a goal and an
assist.

The teams combined for just 11 shots in the first quarter and SNHU
held a 2-1 lead after the first 15 minutes. The Penmen took a 3-1
lead 4:53 into the second quarter following a goal by junior John
Delanoy (Lansdale, NY), but the Dolphins answered just eight seconds
later, as Griffin won the ensuing face-off and scored an unassisted
goal. It marked the first of eight unanswered goals for Le Moyne. A
goal by junior Brian Cost (Camillus, NY) with 4:54 left in the third
quarter capped the run and gave the Dolphins a 9-3 lead. SNHU cut the
lead to 9-4 following an extra-man goal by sophomore Sean Ball
(Salem, NH) with 1:37 left in the third quarter, but Le Moyne
regained controlled with back-to-back goals by freshman Keith Vetter
(Jamesville, NY) and Gale 1:04 of the final period.

Le Moyne out shot the Penmen 39-14 over the final three quarters and
finished with a 46-18 edge in shots overall. Junior Mickey Hover
(Montgomery, NJ) made his first start of the year in net for the
Penmen and turned in an outstanding effort. He stopped seven shots in
the third quarter and finished with 16 saves. Senior Jared Corcoran
(Concord, NH) made 11 saves for the Dolphins.

SNHU travels to Bentley College Wednesday (4/25) for a league game at
7 p.m. Le Moyne closes out its regular-season Saturday (4/28) by
hosting Bentley at 1 p.m.