Middlebury

Men's Lacrosse Falls In NCAA Semifinals

May 23, 2004

5/23/04 - Nazareth (16-2) controlled the possession for much of the first three quarters as they were able to defeat Middlebury (16-2) 12-8 in an NCAA semifinal match-up. The Golden Flyers will take on Salisbury, a 13-11 winner over Washington College, in the NCAA Championship next Sunday at noon. The loss is the first for Middlebury in an NCAA semifinal, as their tournament record falls to 21-5. The defeat also snaps a 45-game run on Youngman Field, a winning-streak that dates back to April of '97.
After 7:27 of scoreless action, Nazareth earned a goal from Justin Wahl driving to the left side. Chris Balash made it a 2-0 game after setting his feet and ripping a shot into the lower left corner of the net. Middlebury cut the lead in half with 1:29 left in the first quarter with a goal from Greg Bastis down low. The Golden Flyers answered with just four seconds left in the quarter as Brandon Brown made a nice feed from behind the net to T.J. Rogers who finished.

Nazareth took a 6-1 lead in the second quarter with a 3-0 run. Brown netted the first, while assisting on the first of Bryan Coon's two straight goals in 18 seconds. Middlebury answered with a 4-0 run, the first three coming in 1:26. Charley Howe opened the spurt with some nice moves down low, before Mark Foster converted a pass from Andrew Giordano in transition after a nice save from Middlebury goalkeeper Eric Krieger. Mike Saraceni cut the lead to 6-4 at 9:23, while Bastis made it a one-goal game driving from the left side at the 6:51 mark. Nazareth came right back with a 3-0 run to close the half and take a 9-5 lead. Wahl netted the first two, while Bryan Adams scored the half's final goal at 4:42.

Nazareth kept up the pressure in the third quarter, scoring a pair in 44 seconds to take an 11-5 lead. Wahl netted his fourth of the game at 9:43, before Brown scored from outside. Middlebury broke a 20:50 scoreless draught with 1:01 left in the quarter as Howe scored backing in from the right side.

Trailing 11-6 heading into the fourth quarter, Middlebury turned up the heat, out shooting the Golden Flyers 15-4 in the quarter. The Panthers had some good shots early, but Alex Civalier continued to be impressive in net. Middlebury did find the back of the net at 10:10 with Howe's third of the game driving to the right side before switching hands for the quick goal. Rogers answered with a bounce-shot at 9:00 before Middlebury's long-stick defender Gabe Wood scored his first of the season in transition to make it a 12-8 final.

Howe led the Panthers with three goals, while Bastis added two on the day. Wahl scored four for Nazareth, while Rogers, Brown and Bryan Coon netted two goals apiece. Krieger ended the afternoon with 10 saves, while Civalier made 13 for Nazareth.

Lacrosse Box Score (Final)
  #6 Nazareth vs #3 Middlebury (5/23/04 at Middlebury College)

Nazareth (16-2) vs.  Score by period  1  2  3  4  Tot
Middlebury (16-2)  -------------------------------------
Date: 5/23/04  Attendance: 1972  Nazareth............  3  6  2  1 - 12
Weather: Cool and Overcast  Middlebury..........  1  4  1  2 -  8

Nazareth SCORING: GOALS: Justin Wahl 4; Brandon Brown 2; Bryan Coon 2; T.J.
Rogers 2; Chris Balash 1; Bryan Adams 1.
ASSISTS: Brian Navarra 3; Brandon Brown 2; Chris Balash 1.

Middlebury SCORING: GOALS: Charley Howe 3; Greg Bastis 2; Mike Saraceni 1; Mark
Foster 1; Gabe Wood 1.
ASSISTS: Dave Leach 1; Mike Murray 1.

Shots by period  1  2  3  4  Tot
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Nazareth............ 13 12  7  4 - 36
Middlebury..........  5 10  9 15 - 39

Ground balls by prd  1  2  3  4  Tot
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Nazareth............ 17 11 14 13 - 55
Middlebury.......... 10 11  7 15 - 43

Face-offs by prd  1  2  3  4  Total
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Nazareth............  3-5  8-11  3-4  1-4  - 15-24
Middlebury..........  2-5  3-11  1-4  3-4  -  9-24

Clears by period  1  2  3  4  Total
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Nazareth............  7-8  2-3  4-5  4-7  - 17-23
Middlebury..........  7-9  6-7  5-6  5-6  - 23-28

Extra-man opps  1  2  3  4  Total
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Nazareth............  0-0  0-0  0-0  0-1  -  0-1
Middlebury..........  0-0  0-0  0-0  0-1  -  0-1

Saves by period  1  2  3  4  Tot
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Nazareth............  2  4  2  5 - 13
Middlebury..........  5  2  2  1 - 10

PENALTIES - NAZARETH 1/1:00; MID 1/1:00.
Officials: John Bellows; Chuck Pieves; Mike Infantino.
Nazareth advances to NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse
Championship game vs. Salisbury next Sunday in Baltimore,
Maryland.  Gametime at noon.
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  Offical signature

  Lacrosse Box Score (Final)
  #6 Nazareth vs #3 Middlebury (5/23/04 at Middlebury College)

Middlebury
Pos. ## Player  G  A Pts  Sh SOG GB  Face  Pen-Min
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G  22 Eric Krieger........  -  -  -  -  -  6  -
A  3  Mike Saraceni.......  1  -  1  6  2  1  -
D  4  Will Rawson.........  -  -  -  -  -  1  -
A  7  Mark Foster.........  1  -  1  4  4  1  -
D  11 Gabe Wood...........  1  -  1  1  1  3  -
A  18 Charley Howe........  3  -  3  11  5  1  -
M  23 Tom O'Connor........  -  -  -  -  -  2  -
M  28 Greg Bastis.........  2  -  2  5  3  5  -
D  38 Ed Brown............  -  -  -  -  -  5  -
M  40 Peter Mellen........  -  -  -  -  -  2  3-17
  ---------- Substitutes ----------
  6  Aaron Herter........  -  -  -  3  2  4  -  1/ 1:00
  8  Jonathan Sisto......  -  -  -  -  -  1  -
  16 Jamie Duke..........  -  -  -  -  -  -  4-4
  19 Andrew Giordano.....  -  -  -  4  1  4  2-2
  20 Travis Meyer........  -  -  -  -  -  1  -
  26 Dave Leach..........  -  1  1  3  1  -  -
  29 Mike Murray.........  -  1  1  1  1  2  0-1
  30 Ben Raymond.........  -  -  -  -  -  -  -
  36 Bob Wannop..........  -  -  -  1  1  2  -
  41 Brian Phinney.......  -  -  -  -  -  2  -

  Totals..............  8  2  10  39  21 43  9-24  1/ 1:00

Middlebury
## Player  MIN  GA Shots Saves
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22 Eric Krieger........  60:00 12  36  10

Legend: Sh=shots  SOG-shots on goal  G=goals scored  A=assists  Face=faceoffs  T/O=turnovers
CT=caused turnover  SC=stick check  INT=interception  BLK=blocked pass/shot  DCH=drawn charge

  Lacrosse Box Score (Final)
  #6 Nazareth vs #3 Middlebury (5/23/04 at Middlebury College)

Nazareth
Pos. ## Player  G  A Pts  Sh SOG GB  Face  Pen-Min
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G  13 Alex Civalier.......  -  -  -  -  -  8  -
D  1  Chris Cimini........  -  -  -  -  -  4  -
M  4  Brian Navarra.......  -  3  3  -  -  4  -
M  6  Bryan Adams.........  1  -  1  5  2  1  -
D  9  Gordon Quonce.......  -  -  -  -  -  1  -
M  11 T.J. Rogers.........  2  -  2  3  3  1  -
A  15 Justin Wahl.........  4  -  4  11  8  5  -
A  26 Bryan Coon..........  2  -  2  4  3  3  -
D  40 Cory Kizielwicz.....  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  1/ 1:00
A  41 Brandon Brown.......  2  2  4  4  3  5  -
  ---------- Substitutes ----------
  12 Mike McGrath........  -  -  -  -  -  3  -
  18 Andrew Russo........  -  -  -  -  -  8  9-15
  22 Chad Amidon.........  -  -  -  1  1  4  -
  25 Francis Donald......  -  -  -  -  -  2  -
  27 Jeff Mangini........  -  -  -  -  -  1  -
  31 Ryan Feltner........  -  -  -  1  -  4  -
  34 Brian Gaffney.......  -  -  -  -  -  -  6-9
  43 Chris Balash........  1  1  2  7  2  1  -

  Totals..............  12  6  18  36  22 55 15-24  1/ 1:00

Nazareth
## Player  MIN  GA Shots Saves
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13 Alex Civalier.......  60:00  8  39  13

Legend: Sh=shots  SOG-shots on goal  G=goals scored  A=assists  Face=faceoffs  T/O=turnovers
CT=caused turnover  SC=stick check  INT=interception  BLK=blocked pass/shot  DCH=drawn charge

  Lacrosse Box Score (Final)
  #6 Nazareth vs #3 Middlebury (5/23/04 at Middlebury College)

SCORING SUMMARY:
  Prd  Time Team  Type Goal Scorer  Assists
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1.  1st  7:33 NAZARETH EVEN Justin Wahl (40)  Unassisted
2.  1st  4:30 NAZARETH EVEN Chris Balash (21)  Unassisted
3.  1st  1:29 MID  EVEN Greg Bastis (14)  Unassisted
4.  1st  0:04 NAZARETH EVEN T.J. Rogers (22)  Brandon Brown
5.  2nd 14:22 NAZARETH EVEN Brandon Brown (31)  Brian Navarra
6.  2nd 12:31 NAZARETH EVEN Bryan Coon (31)  Brandon Brown
7.  2nd 12:13 NAZARETH EVEN Bryan Coon (32)  Brian Navarra
8.  2nd 10:49 MID  EVEN Charley Howe (42)  Unassisted
9.  2nd  9:44 MID  EVEN Mark Foster (30)  Mike Murray
10. 2nd  9:23 MID  EVEN Mike Saraceni (33)  Dave Leach
11. 2nd  6:51 MID  EVEN Greg Bastis (15)  Unassisted
12. 2nd  6:21 NAZARETH EVEN Justin Wahl (41)  Unassisted
13. 2nd  5:50 NAZARETH EVEN Justin Wahl (42)  Unassisted
14. 2nd  4:42 NAZARETH EVEN Bryan Adams (36)  Brian Navarra
15. 3rd  9:43 NAZARETH EVEN Justin Wahl (43)  Unassisted
16. 3rd  8:59 NAZARETH EVEN Brandon Brown (32)  Chris Balash
17. 3rd  1:01 MID  EVEN Charley Howe (43)  Unassisted
18. 4th 10:10 MID  EVEN Charley Howe (44)  Unassisted
19. 4th  9:00 NAZARETH EVEN T.J. Rogers (23)  Unassisted
20. 4th  3:46 MID  DN  Gabe Wood (1)  Unassisted

PENALTY SUMMARY:
Prd Player  Team  Min Offense  Time
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4th Aaron Herter  MID  1:00 SLASHING  04:29 PP
4th Cory Kizielwicz  NAZA 1:00 SLASHING  02:04 PP