Nazareth vs. Hartwick
April 8, 2006
The Game Story:
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (April 8, 2006) -- Host Nazareth scored the first 12 goals of the game Saturday against Hartwick and the fifth-ranked Golden Flyers went on to take a 15-5 men's lacrosse victory over the Hawks.

The victory was Nazareth's seventh straight and boosted the Golden Flyers' overall record to 8-1. Nazareth is 3-0 in Empire 8 Conference play. Hartwick dropped to 3-7 overall and 2-3 in the Empire 8.

Against the Hawks, Nazareth dominated the first half by outshooting Hartwick 30-7 to build an 11-0 advantage. Nazareth added the first goal of the third quarter to make the score 12-0 before Hartwick got on the scoreboard with four goals in the third quarter.

Senior Chris Balash (Auburn HS/Auburn, NY) led Nazareth with five goals, including four in the first half to help Nazareth take control. Nazareth had six goals in the first quarter, including a score by sophomore Mark Kanellis (Cortland HS/Cortland, NY), who was assisted by his brother Greg.

Greg Kanellis added another first-quarter assist and added two goals in the third quarter. Senior midfielder Bryan Adams (Guilderland HS/Schenectady, NY) scored twice and added one assist and junior attackman Ryan Hotaling (Onondaga HS/Syracuse, NY) had a goal and three assists.

Matt Aloi (Jamesville-DeWitt HS/Jamesville, NY), Kevin Kimball (St. Mark's/Framingham, MA), Ryan Maciaszek (Fairport HS/Fairport, NY) and Jim Schultheis (West Islip HS/West Islip, NY) also had goals for Nazareth.

Hartwick broke through with four goals in the third quarter, including two from Mike Debrossy. Steve Caramello and Eamonn Frys also scored in the third quarter and Pat McCormack scored in the fourth quarter.

Nazareth outshot Hartwick 50-28 and had a 51-36 edge in ground balls. Nazareth won 14 of 23 face-offs with senior Brian Gaffney (Fairport HS/Fairport, NY) winning 12 of 16.

Junior Pat Mullin (Irondeuqoit HS/Rochester, NY) played the first half in goal and made four saves. Senior Alex Civalier (Penfield HS/Rochester, NY) had five saves in the second half.

Nazareth plays again Wednesday at home against Alfred at 4 p.m.