#10 Connecticut College 12, Keene State College 11
Dachille Erupts with Five Scores, Nets 100th Goal of Career
NEW LONDON, Conn.--Steve Dachille (Garden City, N.Y.) scored five goals, including the 100th of his career, as the 10th ranked Connecticut College Men´s Lacrosse Team (7-0) withstood a fourth quarter comeback to defeat Keene State College (3-5) 12-11 on the Artificial Turf at Silfen Field Tuesday. The visiting Owls erased a six goal deficit to pull even with 2:35 remaining but Stephen Eicher (Northport, N.Y.) rifled home a turnaround shot with 1:40 remaining for the Camels that proved to be the difference in the contest.
Eicher scored both of his goals in the second half of action. Junior Ryan Hayes (Darien, Conn.) chipped in with a goal and two assists. Andrew Berry (Moorestown, N.J.) and Mark Mangano (Basking Ridge, N.J.) both contributed with a goal and an assist for the Camels. Rob Moccia (Malvern, Pa.) stopped nine shots for the winning side.
Keene State sophomore Griffin Meehan (Simsbury, Conn.) had four points in the setback with a goal and three assists. Jonathan Rodrick (Plaistow, N.H.) and Matt Schairer (Wrentham, Mass.) scored three goals each for the Owls. Junior net-minder Alec Corliss (Waltham, Mass.) allowed seven goals with one save in the start. Jason Lesser (Brewster, N.Y.) stopped four shots in relief duty for the visitors.
Dachille vaulted the Camels out to a 5-0 advantage with four goals in the opening quarter. The Camels carried a 5-1 lead after one and were in control with an 8-3 advantage at the break.
But Keene would not go away and with 39 seconds left in the third, Schairer buried a one-timer on a feed from Meehan to make it a 10-7 game.
After the two teams exchanged goals at the beginning of the fourth quarter, the Owls made their move with three unanswered goals. Rodrick tickled the twin with consecutive goals, supplying the equalizer with 2:35 remaining.
With the game tied, Connecticut College Head Coach Dave Cornell inserted rookie mid-fielder Brendan Schrader (Annapolis, Md.) to handle the face-off. Schrader won the face and Eicher was able to put the Camels on top with 1:40 remaining. On the ensuing face-off, Schrader secured another critical win for the Camels.
Keene had one last chance to tie the game at the end of regulation but the shot was off target and the Camels were able to hold on for the 12-11 victory.
March 30, 2010