Saint John Fisher vs. Scranton
April 10, 2012
The Game Story:
The St. John Fisher College men's lacrosse team scored seven straight goals in the first half to help pace the Cardinals to a 14-5 win over visiting Scranton University on Tuesday at Fisher's Growney Stadium.

With the win, Fisher improves to 8-2 overall. The Cardinals are currently ranked No. 21 in the latest national coaches poll. Scranton falls to 7-3 with the loss.

The Royals scored the game's first goal, but Fisher answered with seven straight to take the lead for good.

Fisher tied the game at 1-1 on a goal from Kyle Denhoff with 6:47 left in the first. Ryan Freije won the ensuing faceoff and passed to Connor Henderson, who put Fisher up just seven seconds later.

Fisher pushed its lead to 7-1 late in the second quarter. Denhoff and Mitch Ritchie each scored twice in the frame, while Henderson started the scoring spree with 9:33 left in the half.

Scranton scored the game's next three goals – all of which came in less than a one-minute span. The Royals scored two goals in the final eight seconds of the first half and added another goal just 30 seconds into the third to make it 7-4.

The Cardinals, however, pulled away, scoring the next five goals, including three from Ritchie to take a 12-4 lead after three. Fisher sealed the win with Bryan Dyer's second goal of the game and Michael Russell's first career goal.

Ritchie finished with six points on five goals and one assist. Denhoff added four goals, while Henderson and Dyer each finished with three points on two goals and one assist. Eric Klein registered two assists, while Brian Cole and Kory Smart also assisted on goals.

Clint Masterson and Freije both won six face-offs. Both players finished with three ground balls, as did Andrew Knoblauch, David Haseley and Scott Campbell.

Jamie Campagna stopped nine shots to earn his eighth win of the season in goal.

Fisher will return to action at 1 p.m. on Saturday and will host Ithaca College.