Union Upends Nazareth to Advance in NCAAs

Freshman midfielder Jonathan Andrews added three goals, and sophomore midfielder Kyle Christine had five ground balls and went 12 for 19 on faceoffs to lead the Dutchmen, who were 16 for 26 in the faceoff circle for the game.

Union took control of the contest in the first half, running out to a 7-2 lead after one quarter of play.

Senior attack Brendan Kinnane scored Union's first ever goal in NCAA competition, giving the Dutchmen a 1-0 lead at 1:26 of the first quarter. Nazareth answered on its first possession on a goal from Scott Castle, but Union ran off the next six goals in the contest.

Union leading scorer Ted McKenna struck for the first of his three first half goals at 3:46. McKenna followed with a rebound goal at 6:04, scooping up a loose ball off a Kinnane shot and firing it past Nazareth goaltender Tim Doyle.

After Union's Taylor Galbraith struck at 7:48, McKenna scored again, running out from behind the Nazareth net for a point blank shot at 8:24 to put the Dutchmen up 5-1.

Freshmen Nate Greenberg (man-up) and Andrews followed with back-to-back goals, chasing Doyle out of the net in favor of Grant Williams. Nazareth's Joe Jacobs-Federbar stopped the Union run with six seconds remaining in the first quarter, cutting the lead to 7-2.

The Golden Flyers scored two of the next three goals in the second quarter cut Union's lead to four, but it would be the closest that Nazareth would get for the remainder of the contest. Andrews scored his third goal of the game at 4:36, and Santangelo followed with another strike with seven seconds left in the half to put Union up 10-4.

Union controlled the pace of the game with long possessions in the second half, holding the Golden Flyers to three goals in the final 30 minutes. In the third quarter, McKenna scored his fourth and fifth goals of the game at 8:26 and 3:28 to push Union's lead to 12-5 after Nazareth's Nate DeLone had opened the half with a goal at 11:40. Union's Nolan Connors, Will Mahony and Pat DeBenedetto scored in the fourth quarter, while Collin Clark added two for Nazareth in the final frame.

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2011-05-11



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