MEN'S LACROSSE FALLS AT CHESTNUT HILL, 13-4
LAFAYETTE HILL, Pa. (Apr. 24, 2012) - On Tuesday, freshman attackman Tom Engelhardt (Bethpage, N.Y.) netted a goal, and dished off an assist, but it didn't prove to be enough, as the Molloy College men's lacrosse team lost by a final of 13-4 to East Coast Conference foe Chestnut Hill College at Victory Field #1 in Lafayette Hill, Pa. With the loss, the Lions fell to 7-6 overall, and 2-5 in league play. They also saw a two-game winning streak stopped.
During the first quarter, the Griffins came out firing, outscoring the opposition 4-0 in the period. Sophomore attackman Mike Melnychenko (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada) got a goal, and two assists in the run. Molloy answered at the start of the next quarter, tallying two goals in the first five-plus minutes, to cut the deficit in half. Engelhardt and junior attackman Kenny Lutz (Farmingdale, N.Y.) each registered an unassisted marker to account for the scoring at the respective 12:04, and 9:38 marks of the stanza.
From there, Chestnut Hill (7-5, 4-4 ECC) took over for the rest of the period, recording five unanswered tallies to go into the break with a commanding 9-2 cushion. Junior midfielder Mike Duddy (Toms River, N.J.) scored two goals to start it, while Melnychenko, and junior attackman Craig Owen (Glenolden, Pa.) earned a goal, and a helper apiece. The Griffins led by as many as nine goals the rest of the way, while the Lions twice only came within a margin of seven (10-3; 11-4).
For Molloy, which converted 17-of-23 (73.9 percent) clear tries, junior midfielder Kevin Catalano (Levittown, N.Y.) and freshman attackman Anthony Marino (Seaford, N.Y.) tallied a marker apiece. Freshman midfielder Sal Geneva (Hicksville, N.Y.) amassed four ground balls on the night. Sophomore defensemen Kyle Frenger (Levittown, N.Y.) and Anthony Tartaro (Holbrook, N.Y.) credited two caused turnovers to their names. In the cage, junior goaltender Tommy Bruno (Wantagh, N.Y.) made a game-best 13 saves, and picked up three ground balls in the process.
Head Coach Eric Petrullo and the Lions return to action on Saturday (Apr. 28) when they host C.W. Post in their 2012 home finale at the Dean G. Skelos Sports Complex in Rockville Centre, N.Y. The opening faceoff is slated for 1 p.m.