Union vs. Manhattanville
March 12, 2011
The Game Story:

SCHENECTADY, NY -- Rob Santangelo scored four goals to lead the Dutchmen lacrosse team to a 16-4 victory over visiting Manhatttanville on Saturday afternoon at Frank Bailey Field. Union is now 2-1 while the Valiants fall to 1-2.

Pat DeBenedetto had two goals as did Ethan Meyer. Dylan Tripodi, Joe Cordrey, Robert Young, Ted McKenna, Nick Alfonzetti, Will Mahoney, Brett Taragowski and Peter Griesinger all had one goal each. Tripodi had three assists to lead the team.

Mike Strauss led Manhattanvile with two goals.

Union had total control in the game as they led 11-0 going into the third period of play. The Valiants finally got on the board with 10:30 remaining in the third frame on a goal by Joe Daly. Manhattanville scored three times to make it 12-3 before DeBenedetto scored with one second remaining to make it 13-3 Union.

Sean Aaron started in goal for Union and made just one save in 19:35 of game time. He was relieved by Devyn Jeffries who played 32:49 and made six saves. Stephen Melia came in the third period and did not record a save.

Dom Poletto had 14 saves for the Valiants.

The Dutchmen dominated in shots, 65-21. They collected 36 groundballs while the Valiants scooped up 20.

Manhattanville committed 11 penalties while Union was only whistled for five. The Dutchmen scored twice on the man-up opportunity.

Union returns to home field next Saturday when they take on Babson at 1 pm.