Middlebury

Men's Lax Rolls Over Stevens, Headed To NCAA Semi's

May 19, 2004

5/19/04 - Middlebury held an 11-1 halftime lead and never looked back as they picked up a 17-5 win over Stevens Institute in an NCAA quarterfinal game on Youngman Field at Alumni Stadium. The Panthers will host Nazareth, a 10-8 winner over Cortland, on Sunday in the NCAA semifinals at 3:00 p.m. The win is the 45th straight for the Panthers on Youngman Field, a streak that dates back to April of '97.

After exchanging two possessions, Middlebury got on the board at the 11:22 mark as Mark Foster scored up high with a feed from Dave Leach. Charley Howe then scored two of his game-high six goals to give the Panthers a 3-0 lead. Mike Saraceni made it a 4-0 game at 3:45 before Mark Bielicky put Stevens on the board with 1:33 left in the first quarter. Middlebury answered on its next possession as Andrew Giordano scooped up a ground ball before scoring on a rebound, giving the Panthers a 5-1 lead after one quarter. Middlebury won six of seven face-offs in the quarter, while forcing Stevens to fail on five of nine clearing attempts.

The second quarter was all Middlebury as they out shot Stevens 11-4 and outscored the Ducks 6-0 in the quarter. Howe heated up in the quarter, scoring three goals, including the final goal of the half in transition with 48 seconds left.

Leading 11-1 at the break, Middlebury gave up a man-up goal by Erik Reckdenwald just 25 seconds into the third quarter. The Panthers would bounce back with three straight, including a pair from Mark Foster and Howe's sixth of the game to make it a 14-2 game with 42 seconds left in the third quarter. The Ducks put one on the board just eight seconds later as Bielicky scored from the outside to cut the lead to 14-3 after three. The lead increased to 17-3 in the third quarter before Stevens scored the game's last two goals to make it a 17-5 final.

Howe paced the Panthers with six tallied on the day, while Saraceni and Foster netted three goals apiece. Peter Mellen was solid in the face-off circle, winning 15 of 21 on the afternoon. Bielicky netted a pair to lead Stevens, while Matt Kuppe dished out two assists. Eric Krieger made 11 saves in 50:35, while Alex Palmisano made a stop in 9:25 of action for Middlebury. Matt Cannon made 16 saves on the day for Stevens. Middlebury out shot Stevens 47-24.

Lacrosse Box Score (Final)
  2004 Stevens Men's Lacrosse
  Stevens vs Middlebury (May 19, 2004 at Middlebury, Vt.)

Stevens (13-3) vs.  Score by period  1  2  3  4  Tot
Middlebury (16-1)  -------------------------------------
Date: May 19, 2004  Attendance: 407  Stevens.............  1  0  2  2 -  5
Weather: Sunny, warm, 70's  Middlebury..........  5  6  3  3 - 17

Stevens SCORING: GOALS: BIELICKY, Mark 2; WELLS, Jay 1; RECKDENWALD, Erik 1; VAN
SICKLE, Joe 1.
ASSISTS: KUPPE, Matt 2; BENSON, Rich 1.

Middlebury SCORING: GOALS: HOWE, Charley 6; SARACENI, Mike 3; FOSTER, Mark 3;
GIORDANO, Andrew 1; HERTER, Aaron 1; BASTIS, Greg 1; COVIELLO, J.P. 1; MEYER,
Travis 1.
ASSISTS: GIORDANO, Andrew 2; TOBEY, Ben 2; FOSTER, Mark 1; HERTER, Aaron 1;
HOWE, Charley 1; LEACH, Dave 1; SARACENI, Mike 1.

Shots by period  1  2  3  4  Tot
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Stevens.............  7  4  6  7 - 24
Middlebury.......... 16 11 14  6 - 47

Ground balls by prd  1  2  3  4  Tot
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Stevens.............  9  9  9  9 - 36
Middlebury.......... 11 13 11 10 - 45

Face-offs by prd  1  2  3  4  Total
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Stevens.............  1-7  3-7  3-6  3-6  - 10-26
Middlebury..........  6-7  4-7  3-6  3-6  - 16-26

Clears by period  1  2  3  4  Total
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Stevens.............  4-9  6-7  4-8  8-9  - 22-33
Middlebury..........  5-5  8-9  6-6  8-8  - 27-28

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

Saves by period  1  2  3  4  Tot
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Stevens.............  4  4  5  3 - 16
Middlebury..........  4  2  3  3 - 12

Turnovers by prd  1  2  3  4  Tot
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Stevens.............  7 10  8  7 - 32
Middlebury..........  6  5  5  6 - 22

PENALTIES - SIT 3/2:30; MID 3/2:00.
Officials: Eric Evans; Skip Spensieri; Doug Meiss.
  ___________________________
  Offical signature

  Lacrosse Box Score (Final)
  2004 Stevens Men's Lacrosse
  Stevens vs Middlebury (May 19, 2004 at Middlebury, Vt.)

Middlebury
Pos. ## Player  G  A Pts  Sh SOG GB  Face T/O  CT  Pen-Min
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G  22 KRIEGER, Eric.......  -  -  -  -  -  5  -  -  2
A  3  SARACENI, Mike......  3  1  4  7  3  2  -  2  -
D  4  RAWSON, Will........  -  -  -  -  -  4  -  -  1
A  7  FOSTER, Mark........  3  1  4  7  4  -  -  1  -
D  11 WOOD, Gabe..........  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -
A  18 HOWE, Charley.......  6  1  7  10  10  1  -  2  1
M  23 O'CONNOR, Tom.......  -  -  -  -  -  3  -  -  -  1/ 1:00
M  28 BASTIS, Greg........  1  -  1  4  4  -  -  -  -
D  38 BROWN, Ed...........  -  -  -  -  -  1  -  -  1
M  40 MELLEN, Peter.......  -  -  -  -  -  7 15-21  3  -
  ---------- Substitutes ----------
  1  PALMISANO, Alex.....  -  -  -  -  -  1  -  -  -
  2  TOBEY, Ben..........  -  2  2  1  -  1  -  2  -  1/ 0:30
  6  HERTER, Aaron.......  1  1  2  3  2  1  -  -  -
  8  SISTO, Jonathan.....  -  -  -  3  2  2  -  2  -
  16 DUKE, Jamie.........  -  -  -  2  1  2  1-4  3  -
  19 GIORDANO, Andrew....  1  2  3  2  1  1  0-1  2  2  1/ 0:30
  20 MEYER, Travis.......  1  -  1  1  1  1  -  1  -
  21 COVIELLO, J.P.......  1  -  1  2  2  1  -  1  -
  25 BORDEN, Rob.........  -  -  -  -  -  1  -  -  -
  26 LEACH, Dave.........  -  1  1  2  1  1  -  1  -
  29 MURRAY, Mike........  -  -  -  1  -  4  -  -  -
  30 RAYMOND, Ben........  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  1
  31 PELLO, Jeff.........  -  -  -  1  1  -  -  1  -
  33 CARLSON, Adam.......  -  -  -  -  -  2  -  -  -
  41 PHINNEY, Brian......  -  -  -  1  1  1  -  1  -
  42 SALES, John.........  -  -  -  -  -  3  -  -  1

  Totals..............  17  9  26  47  33 45 16-26  22  9  3/ 2:00

Middlebury
## Player  MIN  GA Shots Saves
---------------------------------------------
22 KRIEGER, Eric.......  50:35  3  19  11
1  PALMISANO, Alex.....  9:25  2  5  1

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)
  2004 Stevens Men's Lacrosse
  Stevens vs Middlebury (May 19, 2004 at Middlebury, Vt.)

Stevens
Pos. ## Player  G  A Pts  Sh SOG GB  Face T/O  CT  Pen-Min
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G  20 CANNON, Matt........  -  -  -  -  -  4  -  1  -
M  6  GRANDE, Matt........  -  -  -  1  1  5  -  1  -
A  7  BENSON, Rich........  -  1  1  -  -  1  -  2  -
M  10 PASCONE, Stephen....  -  -  -  1  -  3  -  2  -
M  24 WELLS, Jay..........  1  -  1  2  2  5  7-18  2  -
D  27 MITCHEL, Jim........  -  -  -  -  -  1  -  -  -
A  28 BIELICKY, Mark......  2  -  2  4  3  1  -  3  -  1/ 0:30
D  36 SMITH, Josh.........  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  2  -
A  37 KUPPE, Matt.........  -  2  2  4  3  2  -  3  -
D  44 SINICOLA, Chris.....  -  -  -  -  -  4  -  4  1  1/ 1:00
  ---------- Substitutes ----------
  2  SUGGS, Steven.......  -  -  -  -  -  1  1-4  1  -
  4  MORETON, Rob........  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -
  5  RICHARDS, Alex......  -  -  -  5  2  2  2-4  3  1  1/ 1:00
  8  RECKDENWALD, Erik...  1  -  1  2  2  3  -  2  1
  11 KENNEY, Kyle........  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -
  14 MABUNAY, Nick.......  -  -  -  -  -  1  -  4  -
  16 LALLI, Brian........  -  -  -  3  2  2  -  2  -
  18 JONAT, Phil.........  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -
  33 BAILEY, Patrick.....  -  -  -  1  1  1  -  -  -
  41 VAN SICKLE, Joe.....  1  -  1  1  1  -  -  -  -
  42 HAKALA, Mike........  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  1

  Totals..............  5  3  8  24  17 36 10-26  32  4  3/ 2:30

Stevens
## Player  MIN  GA Shots Saves
---------------------------------------------
20 CANNON, Matt........  60:00 17  47  16

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)
  2004 Stevens Men's Lacrosse
  Stevens vs Middlebury (May 19, 2004 at Middlebury, Vt.)

SCORING SUMMARY:
  Prd  Time Team  Type Goal Scorer  Assists
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1.  1st 11:22 MID  EVEN FOSTER, Mark  LEACH, Dave
2.  1st  9:14 MID  EVEN HOWE, Charley  Unassisted
3.  1st  5:37 MID  EVEN HOWE, Charley  Unassisted
4.  1st  3:45 MID  EVEN SARACENI, Mike  TOBEY, Ben
5.  1st  1:33 SIT  EVEN BIELICKY, Mark  Unassisted
6.  1st  0:47 MID  EVEN GIORDANO, Andrew  Unassisted
7.  2nd 13:44 MID  EVEN HOWE, Charley  Unassisted
8.  2nd 11:29 MID  EVEN SARACENI, Mike  HERTER, Aaron
9.  2nd 10:56 MID  EVEN BASTIS, Greg  Unassisted
10. 2nd  6:59 MID  UP  HOWE, Charley  GIORDANO, Andrew
11. 2nd  2:14 MID  EVEN MEYER, Travis  HOWE, Charley
12. 2nd  0:48 MID  EVEN HOWE, Charley  TOBEY, Ben
13. 3rd 14:35 SIT  UP  RECKDENWALD, Erik  KUPPE, Matt
14. 3rd  9:44 MID  EVEN FOSTER, Mark  GIORDANO, Andrew
15. 3rd  5:55 MID  EVEN HOWE, Charley  Unassisted
16. 3rd  0:42 MID  UP  FOSTER, Mark  SARACENI, Mike
17. 3rd  0:34 SIT  EVEN BIELICKY, Mark  BENSON, Rich
18. 4th 13:42 MID  UP  SARACENI, Mike  FOSTER, Mark
19. 4th  8:36 MID  EVEN HERTER, Aaron  Unassisted
20. 4th  4:18 MID  EVEN COVIELLO, J.P.  Unassisted
21. 4th  3:50 SIT  EVEN WELLS, Jay  Unassisted
22. 4th  0:43 SIT  UP  VAN SICKLE, Joe  KUPPE, Matt

PENALTY SUMMARY:
Prd Player  Team  Min Offense  Time
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2nd RICHARDS, Alex  SIT  1:00 SLASHING  08:06 PP
3rd O'CONNOR, Tom  MID  1:00 SLASHING  14:44 PP
3rd GIORDANO, Andrew  MID  0:30 PUSHING  03:02 PP
3rd BIELICKY, Mark  SIT  0:30 OFFSIDE  01:01 PP
4th SINICOLA, Chris  SIT  1:00 SLASHING  14:11 PP
4th TOBEY, Ben  MID  0:30 OFFSIDE  01:02 PP