Mercy vs. Dominican (ny)
March 31, 2012
The Game Story:
PURCHASE, N.Y. (Mar. 30, 2012) – On Friday afternoon, the Mercy College men's lacrosse team received two goals each out of juniors Mike Marzocca (North Babylon, N.Y.) and John Fitzpatrick (Yorktown, N.Y.) en route to a 8-2 victory over Dominican College in East Coast Conference action. With the win, the Mavericks improved to 4-3 overall and 4-2 in the league. Following the loss, the Chargers dropped to 0-6 on the year and 0-3 in the conference.

The first quarter only saw one goal scored as Mercy junior midfielder Alex Martello (Montville, N.J.) scored off a feed from Marzocca.

The second period was all Mavericks as Mercy netted four goals to take a 5-0 advantage heading into halftime. Sophomore midfielder Zack Zangle (West Babylon, N.Y.), junior attack Joe Poppe (Elbridge, N.Y.) and junior defender Antonio Vigliotti (Westbury, N.Y.) all scored, while Marzocca had a man-up marker.

Mercy continued the scoring in the third quarter when Marzocca scored his second tally of the contest 20 seconds in. Dominican answered that three minutes later with its first goal of the game. Sophomore attack Chris Delaney (Port Coquitlam, B.C.) notched an unassisted goal to turn the score 6-1 in favor of Mercy.

The Chargers scored again in the fourth with 32 seconds elapsed as sophomore midfielder Thomas Dertinger (Nanuet, N.Y.) found the back of the netting off a pass from junior attackman Connor Lawlor (Neptune City, N.J.). Fitzpatrick rounded out the day's goals for Mercy as the Yorktown native scored at the 14:25 and 13:31 marks. The final marker was man-up and off a pass from senior attacker Sal Spinelli (East Islip, N.Y.).

In the cage for Mercy, junior GK T.J. DiCarlo (Farmingdale, N.Y.) returned from injury and stopped 11 shots as he earned his third win of the year. For the Chargers, junior goalie Andrew Slater (Brookfield, Conn.) made 13 saves in defeat.

In an incredible statistic, junior midfielder and faceoff specialist John Lionetti (Port Jefferson Station, N.Y.) and the Mavericks won all 13 faceoffs in the contest. Mercy was also 17-for-17 on clears.