MENS LACROSSE FALLS SHORT TO ADELPHI
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY- Adelphi's Brandon Butler scored a goal with 1:10 left in the game to lift the Panthers past the Molloy College men's lacrosse team on March 29 at John A. Darcy Field. The 10-9 East Coast Conference loss drops the Lions to 4-4 overall and 0-2 in the conference, while Adelphi improves to 5-2 and 1-0.
The Panthers scored the first two goals of the game but Molloy ended the first quarter with two goals of their own to tie the game at two. The Lions and Panthers traded the first six goals of the second quarter but a goal by senior Keith Galante (Plainedge, NY) put Molloy up, 6-5. However, Adelphi's Edward Ege put one between the pipes with 32 seconds left in the second and the teams headed into halftime at six all.
Ege netted a goal for Adelphi to give them the 7-6 edge as two minutes came off the clock in the third quarter. Senior Brian Tempone (Merrick, NY) notched back-to-back goals and Galante recorded his second goal of the game to give the Lions the 9-7 advantage. Prior to the end of the third quarter, Adelphi added one more to their total and cut their deficit to one (9-8). With 8:01 left on the clock, the Panthers tied the game at nine and Adelphi would take the win when Brandon Butler notched the winning goals as 1:10 remained in the game. Senior Rob Humann (Hicksville, NY) recorded 11 saves for the Lions, while Drew Smith made 21 saves in net for Adelphi.
The Lions will travel to Pace University on Wednesday, April 2 for a 4:00 PM non-conference game.