Saint Joseph's (me) vs. Johnson State
April 18, 2009
The Game Story:
STANDISH, ME - Johnson State (6-2, 6-2 NAC) defeated Saint Joseph's (3-11, 1-6), 15-6, in North Atlantic men's lacrosse action at Lakeside Field on Saturday afternoon. Jonathan Horgan '12 (Hingham, MA) tallied a goal and two helpers and Elliot LaMarre '11 (Raymond, ME) collected a game-high seven ground balls in the losing effort.

Billy Noyes ’10 (Boston, MA) scored six goals and Matt Riani ’09 (Jericho, VT) added four for Johnson State. Badgers goalkeeper Brendan Sawyer ’10 (East Greenwich, RI) made 12 stops in net.

Andrew Moravick ’10 (Biddeford, ME) scored his first collegiate goal with 6:52 to play in the first quarter, but the junior’s tally was the only offense the Monks would muster in the first half as Johnson State held an 8-1 lead after two quarters of play.

The Monks went on to win the third quarter by a 3-1 margin and trailed 9-4 heading into the final stanza. Luke LaFreniere ’10 (Alton, NH), Tokunbo Amosun ’11 (Gardiner, ME) and Horgan scored the goals for St. Joe’s during the surge.

The Badgers quickly regained momentum by netting three straight goals to open the fourth quarter. LaMarre and Kody Peckham ’11 (West Gardiner, ME) both scored for the Monks in the final period, but it wasn’t enough as the visitors went on to collect a 15-6 conference win.

Johnson State held an advantage in shots (50-37) and clears (17-9), but St. Joe’s won the face off (16-6) and ground ball (38-26) battles.

SJC keep Don Gearan ’12 (Gorham, ME) made a career-high 22 saves, which also qualifies as a single-game record for the second-year program. Benson Pasquarello ’12 (Kennebunk, ME) collected five ground balls, and Paul Dolewa ’12 (Saco, ME) and Ryan Prescott ’09 (Pittsfield, NH) each corralled four in defeat.

St. Joe’s will host NAC opponent Mount Ida College on Sunday at 3:30 PM, while Johnson State is set to host Norwich University in a non-conference game on Monday at 4:00 PM.