Stevens Tech vs. Connecticut College
March 12, 2005
The Game Story:
HOBOKEN, N.J. - Sophomore midfielder Alex Richards (Beaverton,
Ore./Century) scored with 41 seconds left to lift 13th-ranked Stevens
Institute of Technology to an 11-10 win over Connecticut College on
Saturday in a non-conference men's lacrosse game at DeBaun Field.



Richards scored his third goal of the game on an unassisted shot from
the right side that beat Connecticut College goalkeeper Topher
Grossman over the left shoulder. Stevens (3-0) never trailed in the
second half in a game that was tied on three occasions in the final
20 minutes.



Connecticut College (0-1) trailed 8-5 early in the third quarter, but
scored three straight goals in a seven-minute span to pull even.
Sophomore Russ Chase, senior Dave Schwartz and junior Brendan Rampi
connected as the Camels tied the game at 8-8 with 5:21 remaining in
the third quarter. The teams traded goals late in the third quarter
as Stevens went ahead on a goal by freshman long-stick midfielder
Mike Chase (Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood) and Schwartz pulled the Camels
even at 9-9 entering the final quarter.



Stevens opened up a 10-9 lead when sophomore attack Joe Van Sickle
(Hampton, N.J./Peddie School) scored off an assist from freshman
midfielder J.R. Oreskovich (La Costa, Calif./La Costa Canyon) with
5:51 remaining. Connecticut College tied the game for the third time
in the second half when Rampi finished off a pass from sophomore
Jordan Yearsly with just 1:23 remaining.



Stevens took possession of the ensuing face-off, setting up Richards'
goal just 42 seconds later. Connecticut College got the ball back
following a turnover and called timeout with 17 seconds left. The
Camels' best scoring chance came on a shot by Russ Chase that sailed
high with four seconds remaining.



The teams had 30 shots apiece with Stevens holding a slight 13-11
edge in face-offs. Connecticut College held a 40-29 advantage in
ground balls, including 27-10 in the second half.



Sophomore goalie Jack Dunderdale (Ridgefield, Conn./Immaculate)
stopped 12 shots for Stevens. Grossman had eight saves for
Connecticut College.



Chase and Schwartz scored three goals apiece for Connecticut
College. Freshman attack John Dolny (Mountain Lakes, N.J./Mountain
Lakes) had two goals and two assists for Stevens.



Stevens returns to action on Tuesday, March 15, when it travels to
Cortland, N.Y., for a 1:30 p.m. game against fifth-ranked Cortland
State. The game was originally scheduled for March 9, but was
postponed due to snow.