Eastern Connecticut vs. Montclair State
March 15, 2008
The Game Story:
WILLIMANTIC, Conn. Ė Senior attackman Bryan Klimchak scored three of his five goals on extra-man opportunities to power the Montclair State University menís lacrosse team to an 11-9 victory Saturday afternoon at Thomas Nevers Field.



The game was tied four times before Klimchak gave Montclair (3-1) the lead for good with his fourth goal of the match on an assist from Mario Passafiume to give the Red Hawks an 8-7 lead with one second left in the third period.

Montclair scored on four of its ten extra-man tries as the Warriors 11 penalties with nine minutes and thirty seconds. Klimchak capitalized on extra-man opportunies to give Montclair a 2-2 tie five minutes into the match, a 5-4 lead with 7:22 left in the second period and an 11-8 advantage with four minutes left.

Sophomore fielder Taylor Bonner added four goals and six ground balls for the Red Hawks, who have own the last two meetings between the programs after Eastern (0-4) took the first two.

Junior attack Matthew Savage (Southington) led Eastern with three goals. Leading scorer DJ Simmons (Mystic) was held off the board on eight shots. Senior defenseman Jon Snedeker (Southington) topped the Warriors with nine ground balls, junior defenseman Steve Lane (Groton) collecting seven.

Eastern faces SUNY Plattsburgh Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Huntington (NY) High School