Lycoming vs. Elmira
March 6, 2010
The Game Story:
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – With nine different Warriors finding the back of the net, the Lycoming College men’s lacrosse team took down the Soaring Eagles of Elmira College 15-8 on Saturday, March 6. Sophomore attackman Ethan Payne led the day with four goals, three of which were assisted by senior Nate Walter.

Elmira (0-1) took an early 2-0 lead, before the Warriors’ offense woke up, tallying six unanswered goals. Payne scored two of his goals during the run. Also scoring was Walter, who also handed out an assist to Payne. Freshman Pat Mahar continued to play well, assisting Payne’s first goal, while also scoring one of his own at the end of the first period, and another midway through the second quarter.

Junior defensive midfielder Victor Gonzalez scored the first goal of the second period on an assist from Kevin Devenney . Senior faceoff specialist Mike Doherty went a perfect 10-for-10 in the first half.

Opening the second half, the Soaring Eagles again scored the first two goals, cutting Lycoming’s lead to 6-5. And for the second time it was Payne that scored the first goal for the Warriors (2-1), picking up another assist from Walter. With 11:14 left in the third, Doherty scored the first of his two goals, with his second coming shortly after senior attackman Brad Schaeffer also found the back of the net.

Walter found Payne open on the crease for his final assist of the game. Also scoring in the fourth quarter was junior midfielder Ryan O'Connor, Justin Bartlett scored his second of the game, and senior longstick midfielder Shawn Lowman. Senior midfielder Greg Haspert assisted Bartlett’s second goal.

Doherty dominated at the faceoff spot, winning 24 of his 25 draws (96.0 percent) while also picking 19 groundballs, second in the record books for a single game (24, Mark Barnes vs. Montclair State, March, 29 2000). The Warriors got back to a Lycoming style of lacrosse, picking up 37 groundballs to Elmira’s 18. In the cage, junior netminder Alan Antinarelli made six saves.

Lycoming is idle until Wednesday, March 10 when they host St. John Fisher at home. The first faceoff is set for 4 p.m. at the Robert L. Shangraw Athletic Complex.