Presbyterian vs. Belmont Abbey
March 18, 2006
The Game Story:
CLINTON, S.C. ~V The Belmont Abbey College men~Rs lacrosse team, a
first-year program just like Presbyterian College~Rs program, earned
their first-ever Deep South Conference (DSC) with a 19-8 victory over
the host Blue Hose in Old Bailey Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The
loss drops PC to 2-5 overall and 1-5 in league action, while Belmont
Abbey improves to 3-4 on the year and 1-3 in the DSC.

The Crusaders gained control of the game in the first period as
Belmont Abbey outscored the Blue Hose, 8-1, behind a hat trick and
three assists from junior attacker Clyde Robinson (Binghamton,
N.Y.). The Crusaders went on to shutout PC, 4-0, in the second frame
to take a 12-1 lead at halftime. Freshman midfielder William Hackett
(Nesbit, Miss.) picked up only Blue Hose score in the first half.

In the second half, Belmont Abbey and PC were dead even as both teams
tallied seven goals apiece between the third and fourth periods. The
scoring margin in the third quarter was 4-4, while it was 3-3 in the
final stanza.

The Crusaders out shot the Blue Hose, 65-26, won 19-of-28 face-offs,
and scooped up 69 ground balls to PC~Rs 40. Junior midfielder Mike
Flanigan (Bowie, Md.) went 19-of-28 in face-offs for Belmont Abbey.

Sophomore attacker Jared Domino (St. Albert, Alberta) led PC~Rs
offense with five goals and an assist, while Hackett finished with a
pair of goals and five ground balls. Sophomore attacker Tim Cassios
(St. Albert, Alberta) also had two points on a goal and an assist.
Defensively, freshman defender Matt Roach (Greensboro, N.C.) picked
up nine ground balls. Freshman goalie David Hetu (Apex, N.C.) played
all 60 minutes in goal, making 18 saves and hustling to five loose
balls.

Robinson went on to finish the game with 10 points on six goals and
four assists as well as seven ground balls and three caused
turnovers. Sophomore attacker Jonathan Fuggit (Crofton, Md.) also
had a strong game for the Crusaders, recording five goals and a pair
of assists plus six ground balls, and junior attacker Aaron Flood
(Pikesville, Md.) contributed five goals and an assist. Flanigan led
his team with a game-high 16 ground balls, while junior defender
Shane Rye (Marietta, Pa.) caused five turnovers and had nine ground
balls. Sophomore Mark Kelske (Bohemia, N.Y.) had four stops and
allowed five goals in the first three periods of play, while junior
Brett Berdine (Endwell, N.Y.) made three and gave up three in the
fourth period.

The Blue Hose will have a week off to regroup as their next game will
be on March 25 when PC travels to Misenheimer, N.C., to face
conference opponent, Pfeiffer University, at 2:00. Belmont Abbey
will host Limestone College on Wednesday, March 22, at 3:30.