Misericordia vs. Desales
April 17, 2012
The Game Story:
Lee Blair scored three goals in the fourth quarter and Don Squire caused a turnover with less than 30 seconds to play to lead the Misericordia University men's lacrosse team to an 8-7 win over DeSales, Tuesday night at Mangelsdorf Field.

Blair had four goals and an assist as the Cougars won their 10th straight game to improve to 11-1 overall and 2-0 in the Freedom.

J.R. Lauri, Trevor Bodnar, Sean McGuigan and Pat McTague all added goals for MU while Patrick Johnson made nine saves in goal.

Trailing 2-0 late in the first quarter, Nick Santillo picked up a ground ball and found Blair who passed to McGuigan who got the Cougars on the board with 3:49 to play in the period.

DeSales made it 3-1 early in the second quarter and killed off MU's two-man advantage with 12:00 minutes in the period.

At 10:23, Bodnar reversed his field and raced down the right side before firing a shot under the crossbar to get MU within 3-2.

After a DeSales goal at 5:08, Lauri took a feed from Bodnar and rattled a shot off the inside of the right post get back within one, 4-3, with 3:10 to go in the half.

MU pulled even for the first time when Blair took a pass from Lauri and scored from the right wing.

DeSales went ahead 5-4 early in the third, but McTague answered when he collected a groundball near midfield, raced down the right side, cut to his left and placed a shot just under the bar to it, 5-5.

DeSales went back in front, 6-5, with a goal at 2:08 of the third quarter.

Blair tied it again when he scooped a groundball in front of the net and stuffed home a shot with 12:21 remaining.

Blair gave the Cougars their first lead when took a pass in front of the net from Reynolds and fired home a low shot for a 7-6 lead with 9:37 to go.

After DeSales tied it with 6:42 to go, Blair came from behind the net and scored the game-winner with 2:36 left.

DeSales had possession in the final minute, but Squire intercepted a pass with less than 30 seconds to play to preserve the win.