Connecticut College vs. Stevens Tech
March 11, 2006
The Game Story:
NEW LONDON, Conn. (March 11, 2006) � Sophomore attackmen J.R. Oreskovich (La Costa, Calif.) and John Dolny (Mountain Lakes, N.J.) tallied four goals apiece in leading the Stevens Institute of Technology men�s lacrosse team to its third straight win with a 14-7 victory over Connecticut College on Saturday afternoon in the first game played on the brand new Silfen Field in New London, Conn. The Ducks, who are ranked No. 11 in the nation in the latest United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association STX Division III Coaches Poll, improved to 3-1 on the year with the victory.

Stevens jumped on top with a pair of goals in the first quarter. Oreskovich started the scoring with his third goal of the season with 6:19 remaining in the opening period. Just over a minute later, Dolny connected to stake the Ducks to an early 2-0 lead.

Trailing 5-0 in the second quarter, Connecticut (0-1) finally got on the board as senior midfielder Mike Conti (Montclair, N.J.) fed sophomore attack Sean Duddy (Concord, N.H.) for a one-timer. The Ducks responded by scoring four of the next five goals in the quarter as they went into intermission with a 9-2 lead.

In the third quarter, Stevens out-scored the Camels 2-1 as the Ducks took an 11-3 lead into the fourth period. Connecticut cut into the deficit slightly by scoring four goals in the final stanza.

Junior midfielder Mark Bielicky (Bridgewater, N.J.) tallied three goals for the Ducks, who have exploded for 56 goals in their recent three-game win streak. Stevens also received goals from senior midfielder Rich Benson (Rehoboth Beach, Del.), junior midfielder Matt Althauser (Bellevue, Wash.) and freshman midfielder Matt Keating (Chatham, N.J.). Junior goalkeeper Jack Dunderdale (Ridgefield, Conn.) made nine saves while improving to 2-1 on the year.

Connecticut, which was ranked No. 20 in the nation in the Lacrosse magazine preseason poll, was led by Duddy�s three goals. Freshman midfielder Jesse Stevenson (Marshfield, Mass.) chipped in with a goal and an assist. Sophomore goalkeeper Randall Morrison (Erdenheim, Pa.) stopped 22 shots for the Camels.

For the game, Stevens out-shot Connecticut 36-16. The two teams combined to go 0-for-9 in extra-man opportunities.

The Ducks return to action on Saturday, March 18 when they take on second-ranked Middlebury College. The game is scheduled for 1 p.m. in Middlebury, Vt.