Gordon vs. Springfield
February 20, 2013
The Game Story:
Hosting Springfield College this afternoon at the Brigham Athletic Complex, the Fighting Scots were overpowered by the No. 14-ranked Pride to fall in their 2013 season-opener, 22-7.

Preseason All-American Ryon Lynch (Jr./Frederick, Md.) paced the day for Springfield with seven points off five assists and two goals, while Ryan Murphy (Jr./Mansfield, Mass.) recorded five goals and an assist, Dylan Sheehan (So./Massapequa, N.Y.) booked four goals, one assist, and Bryce Cerriello (So./Cape Cod, Mass.) notched three goals, one assist. Netminder Robert Maher (Jr./Katonah, N.Y.) earned the win in the cage with five saves in 45 minutes of action and backup Connor Nash (Jr./Burnt Hills, N.Y.) preserved the win with three saves in the final frame.

Gordon's effort was led by sophomore attack Mio Sison (Warren, Mich.) and sophomore midfielder Sam Spellman (Lewes, Del.) with three goals each and rookie midfielder Colin Davis (Fr./Mystic, Conn.) with a single tally. Dishing assists on the day were Matt Dantona (So./Syosset, N.Y.) with a pair and Jeremy Nelson (Jr./West Chester, Pa.) and Jake Martin (Fr./Watertown, Conn.) with one apiece. Keeper Houston Zemanski (Sr./Annapolis, Md.) turned away eight of the Pride's attempts in the loss.

Murphy was first to break the silence at 11:50 in the opening period after finding the back of the net off a Lynch assist, but Sison quickly responded 35 seconds later with his first tally of the day from Dantona to even the game back at 1-1. The Pride then went on a 9-0 run to establish a hefty lead midway through the second before the Scots stopped the surge with a trio of goals of their own from Davis and Sison to make it a 10-4 game with 3:14 to go in the half.

Springfield, however, went on another 10-0 tear beginning in the final minutes of the second stanza and continuing through the entire third to create a lead that proved insurmountable for the Scots.

Gordon returns to Brigham to host conference foe Endicott College on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 4 p.m., while Springfield plays welcomes Nazareth on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 1 p.m.