Stevens Tech vs. New York Maritime
March 31, 2007
The Game Story:
HOBOKEN, N.J. (March 31, 2007) Ė Senior midfielder Mark Bielicky (Bridgewater, N.J.) became the all-time leader for career points during the 123-year history of the Stevens Institute of Technology menís lacrosse program on Saturday as the Ducks rolled to a 16-6 victory over Maritime College at the De Baun Athletic Complex in Hoboken, N.J. Bielicky finished the afternoon with a goal and an assist to raise his career total to 198 points (145 goals, 53 assists). Former record-holder Brian Lalli (Cranbury, N.J.), who was in attendance at the game, had 196 points for Stevens from 2001-04.

Bielicky broke Lalliís scoring record with 1:21 left in the second quarter as he received a pass from junior midfielder John Dolny (Mountain Lakes, N.J.) at the top of the offensive box and ripped a shot by sophomore goalkeeper Joseph Fasano (Bethpage, N.Y.). During his four-year career at Stevens, Lalli amassed 196 points (142 goals, 54 assists).

Tied at 2-2 with less than 10 minutes remaining in the second quarter, Stevens (7-2, 5-0 Skyline) rattled off nine unanswered goals to take an 11-2 lead against the Privateers. Dolny got things started with an even-strength goal off a pass from junior attack J.R. Oreskovich (San Diego, Calif.) with 9:34 left in the period. Less than four minutes later, freshman attack Josh Holmes (North Kingstown, R.I.) found the back of the net. Senior attack Joe Van Sickle (Amherst, N.H.) added a goal just 24 seconds later to extend the margin to 5-2.

Junior midfielder Alex Richards (Beaverton, Ore.) added his ninth goal of the season with 4:38 remaining in the second quarter. Stevens went on to score four more goals in the final 2:50 of the period to carry a 10-2 lead into halftime.

Oreskovich led all players with seven points (three goals, four assists). Holmes and Dolny totaled two goals and three assists apiece. Senior attack/midfielder Patrick Bailey (Manassas, Va.) chipped in with a pair of goals.

Senior defender Kevin Clerkin (Mahwah, N.J.) and Van Sickle finished with five ground balls apiece. Clerkin added three caused turnovers for the Ducks. Senior midfielder Steven Suggs (Durham, N.C.) was 16-for-24 in faceoffs and collected a team-high six ground balls. Senior goalkeeper Jack Dunderdale (Ridgefield, Conn.) allowed four goals and made five saves in 40 minutes of action while picking up his seventh win of the season. Junior goalkeeper Corey Vaillancourt (Lincoln Park, N.J.) made seven stops and surrendered two goals in 20 minutes.

Junior midfielder Donald Toby (Oceanside, N.Y.) led the Privateers (3-4, 1-2 Skyline) with two goals and an assist. He also won four faceoffs. Junior midfielder Alex Rosero (Bellport, N.Y.) had a goal and two assists in the loss. Sophomore midfielder Matt Reardon (Bethpage, N.Y.) was 4-for-11 in faceoffs. Fasano allowed nine goals and made five saves in 29 minutes of action.

For the game, Stevens owned the advantage in shots (58-30) and ground balls (46-27). The Ducks won 16 of 25 faceoffs and converted on 73.7 percent (14-for-19) of their clears. The Privateers were 17-for-27 (63.0 percent) in clearing attempts. Stevens converted on two of five extra-man opportunities while Maritime was 2-for-9 in man-up situations.

The Ducks will be back in action on Wednesday as they host Richard Stockton College at 7 p.m. That game will be carried live at www.duckcast.com.