Nazareth vs. Saint Lawrence
March 16, 2009
The Game Story:
DALLAS -- St. Lawrence outscored Nazareth 8-5 in the second half Monday to break open a close game and the 20th-ranked Saints went on to take a 15-10 men's lacrosse victory over Nazareth in a game played at the Episcopal School of Dallas.

The loss was the first of the season for the 12th-ranked Golden Flyers, who had won their first three games. For St. Lawrence it was the first-ever victory over the Golden Flyers in 11 meetings. The Saints are 1-1 overall.

Attackman Pete Carroll had five goals for the Saints and P.J. Santora captured 20 of 26 face-offs and picked up a game-high nine ground balls. Midfielder Alex Slauson added three goals and one assist and attackman Caldwell Rohrbach also scored three times. Junior Erinn O'Hara led Nazareth with four goals and two assists.

St. Lawrence generated some early momentum by scoring four times in the first quarter and by killing off a three-minute illegal stick penalty. Slauson and Carroll each scored in the first quarter as did John Manning and Collin Moon.

Nazareth made a mini comeback in the second quarter by scoring four times, including a goal by freshman C.J. Estes just before the half expired to close the gap to 7-5 after 30 minutes.

St. Lawrence erased any comeback thoughts by scoring four of the first five goals of the second half to go up 11-6. Carroll scored three times in that decisive stretch and Slauson had the other goal. The Saints' lead swelled to 15-7 midway through the fourth quarter as Carroll scored again and Rohrbach added all three of his goals.

In addition to O'Hara, Estes scored three goals for Nazareth and sophomore midfielder Scott Castle had two assists.

St. Lawrence had advantages in shots (49-40) and ground balls (46-36). Junior goalie Todd Dermody made 15 saves for the Golden Flyers.

Nazareth plays again Saturday at Southern Methodist University against Western New England, ranked 15th in the most recent USILA poll.