Hamilton vs. Saint Lawrence
May 2, 2003
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The Game Story:
CLINTON, NY Hamilton College's Jim Henry scored with 5:02 to play in the fourth quarter on an assist from Jack Newton, helping the second-seeded Continentals to an 11-10 win over third-seeded St. Lawrence University in the semifinals of the UCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament. Hamilton will host Skidmore College, who defeated top-seeded Rensselaer 14-13, in the finals on Sunday, May 4 at noon.

Hamilton opened the game scoring the first three goals. Senior Matt Silverio got Hamilton on the board first with his unassisted goal at the 11:56 mark of the quarter. A little over four minutes later Dan Geiger scored on an assist from Scott Cohen, giving the Continentals a 2-0 lead. Evan Teiger made it 3-0 Hamilton with his goal coming on an assist from Silverio. Tim Loveless got the Saints on the board with 3:55 remaining in the first on a pass from Rob Russell. Loveless and Russell hooked up again this time Loveless feeding Russell for the goal, cutting Hamilton's lead to 3-2. Silverio and Henry each tallied a goal in the last two minutes of the first quarter, extending Hamilton's lead to 5-2 after one quarter of play. The Continentals opened the second quarter the same way they opened the first, scoring the first three goals of the quarter. Jim Henry opened the scoring in the second. Dan Geiger's shot deflected off of Henry's stick and past St. Lawrence goalie Stephen Salotti, giving the Continentals a 6-2 lead. Jack Newton and Dan Geiger followed Henry's goal with goals of their own, giving Hamilton an 8-2 lead. Peter Dolan tallied a man-up goal for the Saints with 3:07 to play in the first half, cutting Hamilton's lead to 8-3. Tim Loveless opened the second half with a goal on an assist from Josh Feine, making the score 8-4 Hamilton. Jack Newton tallied his second goal of the game on an assist from Jim Henry, giving Hamilton a five goal lead once again. St. Lawrence proceeded to score the next three goals from Dolan, Loveless and J.H. Quackenbush, slicing Hamilton's lead to 9-7, setting up an exciting fourth quarter.

Jack Newton opened the fourth quarter with his third goal of the game, giving Hamilton a three-goal lead. Tim Loveless and Peter Dolan answered for St. Lawrence midway through the fourth, pulling the Saints to within a goal at 10-9. With 5:02 to play Newton spotted Henry across the crease and gave him a great pass. Henry gathered the ball and quick sticked it past Salotti, giving Hamilton an 11-9 lead. Tim Loveless scored with 21 seconds remaining in the fourth, pulling the Saints to within a goal but Hamilton's Sean Lackaye won the ensuing face-off, preserving the win for Hamilton.