Drew vs. King's College
April 4, 2005
The Game Story:
*MADISON**, **NJ** -*- * Tom Stitt, Jr. (Easton, PA) *ignited for five goals
and an assist Monday night as Drew University sailed past King~Rs College
11-7 in Freedom Conference men~Rs lacrosse action. Senior midfielder *Craig
Middleton (**South Setauket**, NY)* broke Drew~Rs single-game ground ball
record with 21 on the night, surpassing Brian Loos~R 18 ground balls vs.
Upsala College in 1994. The face-off specialist also won 14 of 17 face offs
tonight.

Stitt started things off late in the first quarter on a feed from Middleton
to put Drew on the board at the 4:23 mark. King~Rs *Chris Landry
(**Syracuse**, **NY**) *evened it up less than a minute later on a pass from
*Adam Gabriel (**Johnson City**, **NY**). *Another Stitt connection and a
score by freshman *David Elam *put the Rangers ahead 3-1. But *Ryan Thomas
*tied the ballgame up for King~Rs on back-to-back goals midway through the
first half.

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Stitt connected twice more in the second quarter before Middleton and *Dan
Moffo (**West Hartford**, **CT**)* added a pair in the third quarter to blow
the game open for Drew with a 7-3 advantage.* *The Rangers led 8-4 at the
half, but increased the lead by as much as six goals (11-5) with 2:25 to
play. Landry and Gabriel each found the back of the net once more for the
Monarchs in the final minute.

*Steve Matusiewicz *posted 21 saves in the Monarchs~R effort as King~Rs
slips to 3-4 on the season and 1-2 in the Freedom Conference. Drew~Rs *Jason
Woodford (Timonium, MD) *registered 22 on the night before giving way to
freshman *Paul Kenyon (Basking Ridge, NJ)* to see some action in the final
minutes as the Basking Ridge product grabbed one save. Tonight~Rs victory
improves the Rangers to 4-2 overall as the Blue and Green remain undefeated
at 3-0 in the Freedom Conference. The Rangers will play their third game in
four days on Wednesday when they host crosstown rival FDU-Florham at 7:15
p.m.