Marywood vs. Saint Vincent
February 23, 2013
The Game Story:
Scranton, PA - St. Vincent College's Anthony Altieri netted a game-winning goals with 1:50 remaining in the first overtime period to defeat Marywood University men's lacrosse 11-10 Saturday in the team's season opener.

Sam Trill led the way with six goals for the Pacers. Trill scored on two-thirds of his shots on goal. He also added three ground balls.

Brandon Terlizzi snatched a game-high 17 ground balls. He went 17-for-20 during faceoff opportunities. Joe O'Connell caused seven turnovers and tallied seven ground balls.

Marywood did not possess the ball in its box during the overtime period. St. Vincent forced a turnover on Terlizzi to start the overtime period. Taylor Goldson briefly picked up a ground ball to give the Pacers possession after a pair of Bearcat shots but threw the ball away to give St. Vincent possession deep in its own territory.

Altieri gathered a loose ball at the top of the key and fired a shot that careened off the goalkeeper for the game-winning goal 2:10 into extra time. Altieri previously sent the game into overtime when he tied the game at 10 apiece with 3:50 remaining in the regulation.

Goalkeeper Nicholas Cornella made 24 saves in a losing effort. He added six ground balls.

St. Vincent out-shot Marywood by a 54-36 margin; however, the Pacers held an advantage in shots on goal. The Pacers led the Bearcats in ground balls by 59-45.

Marywood started off slow, falling behind two goals until Michael Squillante added the team's first goal with 2:28 on the clock in the first half. The Pacers penned a string of three consecutive goals, and Trill scored on a man-up opportunity to put Marywood ahead 3-2.

The Pacers led by as many as two goals when Trill opened the second half with a goal from Cody Bachman, extending the lead to 6-4. The Bearcats climbed back and, by game's end, there were nine lead changes.

Bachman hammered a go-ahead goal with 4:21 remaining in the fourth to go ahead 10-9. Thirty seconds later, Altieri sent an equalizer through the net from Bryce Pasquariello.

The Pacers return to action March 3 when they travel to Shenandoah University in Winchester, Va. They don't return home for another three weeks when they host the University of Scranton on March 16.