No. 2 Le Moyne Outruns the Greyhounds to Go 14-0

Syracuse, N.Y. Three sophomores had three goals each to lead second-ranked Le Moyne to a 22-2 win over Assumption on Saturday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference action at the Thomas J. Niland Athletic Complex.

The Dolphins charged out of the gates with eight goals in the opening quarter. Junior attackman Tyler Prevost (Watertown, N.Y./Immaculate Heart/Onondaga C.C.) started the scoring 2:34 into the contest after taking a pass in transition from senior long-stick midfielder Dan Mendez (Watertown, N.Y./Watertown).

Sophomore face-off specialist Kam Bumpus (Marshfield, Mass./Needham/Bridgton Academy) won the ensuing face-off and raced up field to score his third goal of the season. Senior midfielder Taylor Brooks (Cypress, Texas/Cy-Fair) tallied his eighth goal of the season with 11:21 remaining for a 3-0 Le Moyne lead.

Following three and one-half minutes of scoreless action, sophomore midfielder Andrew Chadderdon (Auburn, N.Y./Auburn) scored his 15th goal of the year off an Assumption turnover. He then scored in an extra-man situation less than two minutes later from the right side of the crease off an across-the-crease pass from junior attackman Nate Frechette (Manlius, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy). Freshman Chris Breiner (Troy, N.Y./Trinity-Pawling) picked up his fifth goal of the season with 3:33 remaining in the quarter.

The Dolphins then scored twice in the final 42 seconds of the quarter. Senior midfielder Nick Blumer (Cicero, N.Y./Cicero-North Syracuse/Hobart) finished off a pass from Frechette with 42 seconds left, while graduate student midfielder Tyler Sennett (Syracuse, N.Y./Nottingham) beat the buzzer from the left edge of the crease off a pass from the right side by Prevost.

Ty Martina got the Greyhounds on the scoreboard with his fourth goal of the season at the 12:23 mark of the second quarter.

Sophomore attackman Chris Button (Fairport, N.Y./Fairport) scored both of Le Moyne's goals in the quarter. He netted his first goal of the contest with 10:51 remaining in the stanza off a pass from Frechette. At the 7:41 mark, he scored from just off the crease in front of the goal off a pass over the goal by Frechette.

The Dolphins extended their lead to 18-2 at the end of the third quarter by outscoring the Greyhounds 8-1 in the period. Chadderdon started the run by firing a shot inside the right post from 10 yards out with 13:48 remaining. Bumpus won the ensuing face-off and raced towards the goal before finding Frechette, who buried his 14th goal of the season. Button completed his hat trick by converting a feed from Prevost with 9:28 remaining.

Sophomore attackman/midfielder Matt Klepper (Manlius, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius/Merrimack) scored Le Moyne's next three goals in a span of 1:52. He scored his first of the day with 8:46 remaining from five yards in front of the goal off a pass from behind the net by senior attackman Sean Connors (Camillus, N.Y./Marcellus).

Just 33 seconds later, Klepper tallied his seventh goal of the season after taking a pass from junior attackman Justin DePalma (Manlius, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius/Sacred Heart). With 6:52 remaining, Klepper finished off a pass from Breiner in a man-up situation to give the Dolphins a 16-1 lead.

Garrett Smith (East Syracuse-Minoa) registered Assumption's second and final goal of the day with 5:09 remaining in the third quarter.

Connors bounced in a shot with 2:45 remaining from five yards in front of the goal after catching a pass from Klepper to regain the 15-goal margin for the Dolphins. Freshman attackman Kevin Kelly (Basking Ridge, N.J./Ridge) completed the scoring in the quarter with his second goal of the year with 20 seconds remaining off a pass from DePalma.

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