Hamilton vs. Eastern Connecticut
May 10, 2003
The Game Story:
Hamilton Collegeís Bryan St. John scored on a pass from Jim Henry with 2:52 to play in overtime to give Hamilton College an 11-10 win over Eastern Connecticut State University in the second round of the NCAA Division III Menís Lacrosse Tournament. Hamilton advances to play the winner of the Cortland State-Gordon College game on Wednesday, May 14 at a site to be determined.

The game was tight throughout with neither team holding a lead bigger than two goals. Hamilton opened the scoring in the first quarter on a goal by Matt Silverio. Eastern Connecticut tied the game on a goal by Andy Stockfisch on an assist from Marc DiGiovanni with 11:04 to play in the first quarter. Hamiltonís Jim Henry gave the Continentals the lead back with his only goal of the day. Ryan Perkoski tied the game for Eastern Connecticut with his first of two goals on the day.

Midway through the second quarter Matt Silverio gave Hamilton a 3-2 lead with his goal at the 9:51 mark. Eastern Connecticut grabbed the momentum and lead, tallying three times. Eric Farady scored two straight for the Warriors, giving them a 4-3 lead. Kris McQuarrie made it 5-3 with his goal from DiGiovanni. Sean Lackaye scored on an extra-man opportunity for Hamilton, pulling the Continentals to within a goal. With 3:35 to play in the half Scott Cohen scored on an assist from Silverio, tying the game at 5-5. Silverio gave Hamilton the lead back with 1:44 to play in the half with his third goal of the half. Faraday tied the game at 6-6 for Eastern Connecticut with his third goal of the half on an assist from Brian Hebron.

The Continentals scored the only goal in the third quarter. Jack Newton took a pass from Dan Geiger and scored, giving Hamilton a 7-6 lead.

The fourth quarter went up and down the field as each team tried to gain that valuable momentum. Eastern Connecticut scored the first goal of the quarter, tying the score at 7-7. Marc DiGiovanni took a pass from Brian Hebron and beat Hamiltonís Jason Mleczko for the goal. Dan Geiger gave Hamilton an 8-7 lead on a feed from Jim Henry at the 13:36 mark of the fourth. DiGiovanni tallied his second goal of the contest, tying the score at 8-8 with 10:50 to play in regulation. Bryan St. John took a pass from Sean Lackaye and scored, giving Hamilton a 9-8 lead. Eastern Connecticut kept coming as Brian Hebron tied the game at 9-9 with 8:44 to play. Perkoski scored with 4:34 to play in the fourth, giving Eastern Connecticut a 10-9 lead. Eastern Connecticut was called for a penalty late in the game. Just after the penalty expired Jim Henry found an open Silverio who beat Eastern Connecticutís Mark Hayes, tying the score at 10-10 with 2:18 to play in regulation.

In overtime Hamilton controlled the face-off. The Continentals worked the ball around to Henry. Henry saw St. John open and fed him a perfect pass that St. John redirected into the net for the win.