No. 2 Le Moyne Grinds Down No. 3 Limestone
from press release
BALTIMORE, Md. – A four-goal fourth quarter pulled No. 3 Limestone (7-1, 2-0 CC) to within one late in the game and nearly earned them a victory as they dropped a narrow 7-6 decision to No. 2 Le Moyne (5-0, 2-0 NE-10) in a Division II men's lacrosse game on Saturday, March 16.
Senior attack Riley Loewen (Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada) scored a game-high three goals and added a pair of groundballs to lead the Saints while senior midfielder Tor Reinholdt (Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada) finished with a goal, a pair of assists and two caused turnovers.
Senior midfielder Zach Cummings (Crownsville, Md.) had a goal and three groundballs and senior attack Corey Rich (Sacramento, Calif.) chipped in with a goal. Senior face-off specialist Jake Ternosky (LaFayette, N.Y.) won 12-of-17 faceoffs and added to the offense with an assist of his own while picking up five groundballs.
Senior goalkeeper Christian Dzwilewski (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.) played all 60 minutes, allowing just seven goals while making seven saves to take the loss and fall to 6-1 on the year.
Neither team had the offensive explosiveness at the start of the game that both are known for as the Dolphins took just a 2-0 lead by the 11:33 mark of the second quarter. From there, Le Moyne found their offensive stroke, however, as they put home four goals to the Saints one to take a 6-1 lead into the half.
The third quarter would be very similar to the first as the scoring went way down. Each team would come away with just one goal to head to the fourth with the Dolphins leading 7-2. At that point, it would be Limestone's turn to bring the offense as they pounded away at Le Moyne's defense and played some strong defense in their own end.
The Saints would score four straight goals in that final frame and close to within just one goal at 7-6. They would get that margin though with just 4:39 left on the clock. Le Moyne then was able to turn away Limestone's remaining attempts to tie it and run out the clock and escape with the one goal victory.
Nate Frechette had two goals, an assist and a pair of groundballs to lead Le Moyne while Andrew Chadderdon finished with a goal and an assist. Chris Button, Alec Westerhoff, Tim Beach and Mike DeBottis each added solo goals. Jeff White played all 60 minutes in cage, allowing six goals and making nine saves to move to 5-0.