Union vs. Hartwick
April 13, 2005
The Game Story:
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. Hartwick held off a late Union rally for a 12-10 non-league men's lacrosse win over the Dutchmen Wednesday night at Bailey Field.

The Hawks (8-3) led 12-5 with 13:27 left in the fourth quarter, but the Dutchmen scored the final five goals of the contest, including three in the final four minutes. Union falls to 4-7.

Brian Miller (Acton, MA/Acton-Boxborough) and Devin Poole (Geneva/Geneva) scored three goals with an assist each for Hartwick. Mike Debrossy (Westfield, NJ/Westfield) added two goals and an assist, while Brian Prescott (Duxbury, MA/Duxbury) scored twice for the visitors. Hartwick got single goals by Noah Hollander (Guilford, CT/Guilford), who also had three assists, and Pat McCormack (Greenlawn, NY/Harborfields).

Union was led by Mike Sparico (Riverside, CT/Greenwich), who had four goals, and Dan Myerow (Sudbury, MA/Lincoln-Sudbury), who scored twice for the hosts. Pete Gross (Larchmont, NY/Salisbury) had a goal and two assists, and Gregg Scott (Niskayuna/Niskayuna) had a goal and an assist. Union also got scores from Andy West (Salem, NH/Derryfield) and Bill Condon (West Hartford, CT/Condon).

The teams were tied at 1-1 after a defensive minded first quarter, but Hartwick took a 6-2 lead into the half. With the guests leading 7-2, Union scored three straight from 11:16 of the third to 2:18 left in the quarter, before Hartwick tallied four times in the third for an 11-5 lead entering the fourth stanza. Trailing 12-5, Union inched back with a goal by Scott at 10:10 followed by a Sparico score with 5:29 left. Sparico made it 12-8 at 3:47, and Myerow scored with 2:35 left, but the final goal came by Sparico with 1:22 reamining in the fourth period.

Hartwich had a 53-23 shot advantage, while Union had 35 ground balls to the visitor's 28. Will Tamm (Millbrook/Lawrenceville) made 24 saves on the night for the Dutchmen, while Jason Fautas (Holtsville/Sachem) stopped eight for the Hawks.

Union is idle until next Wednesday, April 20, when the Dutchmen play at Vassar in a Liberty League game at 4 p.m.