|Lacrosse Drops Home Opener to Vassar 8-5|
Mar 3, 2004
The Men's Lacrosse Team (1-1) lost their first home game 8-5 to Vassar College (1-0). Gordon Bopp (Lindenhurst, NY/Lindenhurst) scored the first goal of the game, unassisted, with 7:39 left in the second and the Rams took the lead into halftime 1-0. Pat McAlpine (Centerport, NY/Harborfields) tied the score in the first minute of the third off a pass from Thomas Boardman (Brattleboro, VT/Brattleboro), while Steve Cataldo (West Islip, NY/West Islip) and Zach Winkler (West Islip, NY/West Islip) each netted a goal in the next two minutes to make the score 3-1 Vassar. Farmingdale's Mike Cullen (Merrick, NY/Calhoun) and Justin Blau (Farmingdale, NY/Farmingdale) came right back and evened the score 3-3 with 9 minutes left in the third. Winkler's four goals in the final two periods, including the game-winner, gave the Brewers the edge over Farmingdale.
Cullen led the scoring with 2 goals for the Rams. Matt Lott (Hauppauge, NY/Hauppauge) chipped in one goal, while Joe Meola (Rocky Point, NY/Rocky Point) tallied 2 assists and Adam Christie (Merrick, NY/Calhoun) had one assist.
The Rams now travel to Richard Stockton on March 13th for a 2pm game.