Endicott vs. Roger Williams
April 30, 2009
The Game Story:
BRISTOL, R.I.- No. 16 Endicott College handed the RWU Menís Lacrosse team a season-ending 14-10 loss Thursday afternoon in The Commonwealth Coast Conference semifinals. Down 8-7 with under 11:00 remaining in the game, the Hawks surrendered four-straight goals within 2:34 to give the Gulls the edge.

A tight game throughout, RWU gave up the gameís first goal before senior Beaver Barone (Weymouth, Mass.) scored and classmate Dave Hurley (Hanover, Mass.) notched back-to-back markers, putting the Hawks ahead 3-1. Endicottís Brad Lipkvich (Madison, Conn.) responded with back-to-back goals of his own before Nick Cosco (Londonderry, N.H.) scored to send his team into halftime ahead, 4-3.

The teams traded two sets of goals in the third quarter, giving Endicott the 6-5 edge entering the final stanza. A wide-open stanza ensued, as the teams totaled more goals in the fourth quarter than the previous three quarters combined. Trading two sets of goals again early, led to an 8-7 tally before the Gulls' scoring streak. RWU freshman Shawn Cleary (Homer, N.Y.) stopped the streak at 5:29, despite the Hawks being a man-down. The teams again traded two sets of goals before the final horn ended the game, 14-10.

Endicott goalkeeper Eric Hagarty (Sudbury, Mass.) earned the win for the Gulls, making 12 saves while allowing eight goals in 57:10. Junior Tyler Roebuck (Montgomery, N.Y.) suffered the loss for RWU, making 16 saves and allowing 13 goals in 57:20.

Endicott led most major statistical categories for the game, including shots (50-39), ground balls (52-32) and face-offs (15-12). The Gulls also converted on 3-of-6 extra-man opportunities, while RWU went 1-for-5.

Hurley led the Hawks with five points on three goals and two assists, while senior Packy Markham (Cutchogue, N.Y.) also tallied three goals and added one assist. Brandon Dube (Danvers, Mass.) posted a game-high six points with four assists and two goals for Endicott, while Lipkvich scored four goals and added one assist.

Endicott continues its playoff run Saturday, when it travels to top seed and 12th-ranked Western New England College for a 3 p.m. contest. The title game is a rematch of last yearís title game, won by WNEC, 12-10.