Union vs. Rpi
April 14, 2012
|Nate Greenberg||(2, 0)|
|Rob Santangelo||(1, 1)|
|Nick Alfonzetti||(1, 0)|
|Jon Stidd||(0, 1)|
|Kyle Christine||(0, 1)|
|Ted Mckenna||(1, 0)|
|Jonathan Andrews||(1, 0)|
|Sean Aaron||20 (0.870)|
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|Grant Foulsham||(2, 0)|
|Connor Sullivan||(1, 0)|
|Andrew Miller||(0, 1)|
|Alex Castronovo||12 (0.667)|
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|The Game Story:|
SCHENECTADY, NY – Sophomore attack Nate Greenberg scored twice and senior goalie Sean Aaron made 20 saves to help lead No. 5 Union men's lacrosse (8-2, 3-0 Liberty League) to a 6-3 win over No. 20 RPI (9-3, 3-2 Liberty League) at Frank Bailey Field.
Sophomore attack Rob Santangelo added a goal and an assist, and Ted McKenna, Jonathan Andrews, and Nick Alfonzetti also scored for Union, which notched its second win over a ranked competition this season.
RPI midfielder Grant Foulsham had two goals and goalie Alex Castronovo made 12 saves to lead the Engineers
Knotted at 1-1 entering the final 30:00 of play, the Dutchmen outscored RPI 5-2 in the second half and had a 14-7 advantage on shots on goal.
Union and RPI traded goals through the early stages of the half. McKenna scored his 17th goal of the season at 13:42 of the third quarter, but Foulsham answered at 7:12 to even the game at 2-2
Greenberg scored his first of the night at 5:13 of the third quarter, but RPI's Connor Sullivan scored from in close at 14:14 of the fourth quarter to even the game at 3-3.
Greenberg scored what proved to be the game-winning goal at 9:02 of the final frame, firing a bouncing shot past Castronovo to put the Dutchmen up for good.
Andrews scored from 15 yards out at 4:45 and Alfonzetti added more insurance with a goal at 2:41 of the fourth quarter.
Both goaltenders were stellar in a first half that ended with the two teams tied at 1-1. RPI struck first early in the first quarter when Grant Foulsham scored from in close at 11:36 to put the Engineers up 1-0.
Union struck back midway through the second quarter when sophomore attack Rob Santangelo scored from 10 yards out at the 8:00 mark to even the contest at 1-1. With 17 goals, Santangelo is tied for the team lead in goals with McKenna.
Union held an 11-2 advantage on faceoffs and had a 33-27 advantage on ground balls, including a 19-14 margin in the second half.