Nazareth vs. Cw Post
March 25, 2006
The Game Story:
ROCHESTER, N.Y.. (March 25, 2006) -- Host Nazareth scored the last five goals of the game Saturday to rally past C.W. Post in men's lacrosse, 11-7, in a non-conference game played on the Golden Flyers' artificial turf field.

The victory, Nazareth's third straight, boosted the ninth-ranked Golden Flyers to 4-1 overall. C.W. Post, ranked third in Division II, is 2-1.

The game was tied 6-6 at halftime before C.W. Post's Colin Achenbach scored unassisted just 58 seconds into the third quarter to give the Pioneers a 7-6 advantage. The Golden Flyers then managed to keep the Pioneers off the scoreboard the rest of the way while scoring the last five goals for the win.

Junior midfielder Chad Amidon scored an extra-man goal off an assist from Greg Kanellis to tie the score at 7-7. Then Ryan Hotaling scored off a pass from Chris Balash to give Nazareth the lead for good, 8-7, with 5:25 to play in the third quarter.

In the fourth quarter, Kanellis converted a man-up opportunity off an assist from Hotaling just 53 seconds into the period. Sophomore Matt Aloi followed with his first goal of the season with 8:11 left and senior Bryan Adams closed out the scoring with 2:35 to play as he scored an extra-man goal off an assist from Jordan Hirsch.

Nazareth appeared to be on its way to an easy victory after scoring the game's first four goals. Senior midfielder Ryan Maciaszek opened the scoring with an unassisted goal. Kevin Kimball scored twice in the first quarter and Amidon also scored to give Nazareth a 4-0 advantage with 6:40 left in the quarter.

C.W. Post rallied to within 4-3 on goals by Jeremy Jablonski, Tim Paulson and Achenbach. Hotaling then gave Nazareth a 5-3 edge as he scored unassisted just before the quarter expired.

The Pioneers scored the first three goals of the second quarter to take its first lead. Achenbach scored twice and Jablonski scored with just over a minute to play to give Post a 6-5 advantage. Kanellis answered for Nazareth with 31 seconds left in the half with a man-up goal off a pass from Balash.

Nazareth was able to control the second-half tempo by outshooting Post 17-13 over the final 30 minutes and converting on three of its five extra-man opportunities.

Junior goalie Pat Mullin (pictured) made his first career start in goal for Nazareth and made 14 saves in place of Alex Civalier, who was out with a hamstring injury.

The Golden Flyers return to action Wednesday at Cortland at 4 p.m.