Payne's 3G not Enough; Warriors Fall to King's in OT

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. Senior Ethan Payne (Farmington, N.Y./Victor) scored three goals to lead Lycoming College , but King's overcame a three-goal deficit and Kevin Sweeney scored in overtime to lift King's (Pa.) to a 7-6 win at the Shangraw Athletic Complex on Saturday, March 10.

Payne opened the scoring in the fifth minute, as junior Stephen Romano (Sewell, N.J./Washington Township) found him on the right side of the box for the goal. King's (1-3 overall) scored the only other two goals in the first half, though, taking the one-goal lead into halftime.

Lycoming (2-3 overall) responded in the third quarter, though, with four straight goals, as Romano found senior Ben Walker (Allentown, Pa./Parkland) for the tying goal with 13:19 left. Sophomore Brett Farrell (Webster, N.Y./Webster Schroeder) found senior Hank Runser (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) five minutes later to give Lycoming a 3-2 lead and freshman Sean Reilly (Corning, N.Y./Corning-Painted Post West) found Farrell on the far side of the crease for a goal to make it 4-2. Payne finished the run on a dish from Runser.

However, goals from King's Lenny Fox in the last minute of the third quarter and first two minutes of the fourth brought the Monarchs within a goal at 5-4. Payne finished his hat trick with 7:50 left, scoring on a dish from Walker. However, Kieran McMahon tied the game with two goals in the next 2:30, sending the game to overtime where Sweeney scored in the third minute to end the game.

Walker, Farrell and Runser each posted a goal and an assist and Romano posted two assists for the Warriors. Senior Tim Clemente (West Sayville, N.Y./Sayville) notched five groundballs, 10 faceoff wins and a caused turnover. Freshman Thomas Hanson (Tuscon, Ariz./Catalina Foothills) added five groundballs and freshman Kyle Hauk (Sackets Harbor, N.Y./Immaculate Heart) posted four groundballs and a caused turnover. Senior Victor Marchetti (Cortland, N.Y./Homer) added four groundballs and two caused turnovers.

McMahon led the Monarchs with three goals and Fox added two goals. Sweeney posted a goal and two assists. Joe Massa posted six groundballs and two caused turnovers and Jamie Downs posted six groundballs and three caused turnovers.

In net, Brendan McCrudden posted 10 saves for King's. Lycoming sophomore Andrew Hauk (Sackets Harbor, N.Y./Immaculate Heart) posted nine saves to go with five groundballs and two caused turnovers.

The Warriors will now head to Maryland for spring break, facing Scranton on Saturday, March 17, at 1:00 p.m. at the St. Paul's School for Boys in Brooklandville, Md.

2012-03-10



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