Southern Maine vs. Bates
March 24, 2009
The Game Story:
Bates Stops Southern Maine 13-5

PORTLAND, Maine -- The Bates College Bobcats got goals from 11 players en
route to a 13-5 win over the University of Southern Maine Huskies Tuesday
afternoon in a non-conference men's lacrosse game at Memorial Field in Portland.
The win was the second in the last three games for the Bobcats and improves
their overall record to 2-5. The Huskies had their three-game winning streak
stopped and fall to 3-2.
Junior David Barrett (Chatham, N.J.) and sophomore Pat Jackson (Durham,
N.H.) had two goals apiece to lead the Bobcats. Jackson also picked up an
assist. Sophomore Greg Kopeski (Westfield, Mass.) was the only other multi-
point player with a goal and an assist.
Senior Preston Gilbert (Saco, Maine/Cheverus) and sophomore Chris Gassman
(Kennebunk, Maine) paced USM with two goals. Sophomore Tim Bryant (Peterborough,
N.H.) finished with a goal and an assist.
Bates took command in the first quarter holding USM scoreless while putting
three scores up on the board. Senior Sam Geller (Berkeley, Calif.), Jackson and
Kopeski all found the net as Bates outshot USM 13-7.
Jackson's second tally of the game made it 4-0 before Bryant put the
Huskies on the board. Gilbert would score his two goals in the quarter, but the
Bobcats countered with scores from freshman Mike Antoniou (Cumberland, Maine),
sophomore Rory Cosgrove (Pittsburgh, Pa.) and senior Nathan Kellogg (Natick,
Mass.) to make it 7-3 at halftime.
The Bobcats dominated the third quarter, outscoring the Huskies 4-0 while
holding the hosts without a shot. Each team scored twice in the final quarter.
Senior James Suriyodorn (Deer Park, N.Y.) faced 53 shot attempts in the USM
net, making 18 saves. Freshman Adam Scharff (Glyndon, Md.) played the first 55
minutes before yielding to classmate Rich Bedford (Hillsdale, N.J.) for the
final five minutes. Scharff was credited with three saves while Bedford posted
one. Bates had a 53-21 advantage in shots attempted and a 51-31 edge in ground
balls.
Southern Maine opens Little East Conference play this Saturday (1:00 p.m.)
when it travels to Eastern Connecticut State University. Bates is on the road
Saturday (1:00 p.m.) at Amherst College for a NESCAC game.

At Portland, Maine Final
Bates (2-5) 3 4 4 2 13
Southern Maine (3-2) 0 3 0 2 5
Goals: B, David Barrett 2, Pat Jackson 2, Nathan Kellogg, Sam Geller, Rory
Cosgrove, Evan Bagley, Mike Antoniou, Reid Whelan, Alex Cronstein, Peter Webber,
Garrett Kopeski SM, Preston Gilbert 2, Chris Gassman 2, Tim Bryant.
Assists: B, Jackson, Kopeski, Les Wade. SM, Bryant, Gilbert, Tim Clark.
Goalie Saves: B, Adam Scharff (54:21) 3, Rich Bedford (5:39) 1 SM, James
Suriyodorn 18