Rose's OT Goal Lifts Stevens to Victory at Endicott

BEVERLY, Mass. (March 10, 2012) Senior attack Kevin Rose (Garden City, N.J.) propelled No. 8 Stevens to an 8-7 overtime road victory over No. 15 Endicott in Beverly, Mass. on March 10. Rose netted the game-winner 2:03 into extra time to give the Ducks their fifth straight victory to begin the season.

Stevens jumped out to a 2-0 lead to with a pair of first quarter goals before the Gulls got on the board with less than one minute left in the opening frame. Junior midfielder Brian Seldeen (Wayne, N.J.) tallied the first score of the contest just 15 seconds after the opening face-off. Seldeen chipped in four groundballs in the win.

After nearly the entire 15 minutes ran off the clock in the first period, junior midfielder Rich Dupras (Hillsborough, N.J.) staked the Ducks to a two-goal lead with 1:46 remaining on his first of four goals scored in the game. Endicott then recorded its first goal a minute later to end the offensive in the first quarter.

The second stanza was a true defensive struggle, as neither team was able to put the ball into the back of the net until 10 seconds before halftime. Dupras netted his second score of the contest to send the Ducks into the locker room with a 3-1 lead. His first two goals were unassisted and Dupras also registered three groundballs, two caused turnovers and scored his four goals on five shots on goal.

As the second half began, Endicott would cut the Ducks' lead down to one goal just over two minutes into the third period. Steven would not take long to respond, as senior midfielder Charles DeCarlo (Pittsburgh, Pa.) took a pass from senior attack Alex Hofrichter (Terrance Park, Ohio) and beat the Gulls' goalkeeper to tally his first score of the season and Hofrichter's fifth assist.

Endicott would record its third goal of the game halfway through the third period but Stevens would answer with three consecutive scores, two in the third quarter and the first in the fourth period, to build a four-goal lead.

Dupras scored another unassisted goal with 3:47 left in the third and then junior midfielder Harrison Dorne (Morristown, N.J.) picked up his team-leading 14th goal off a pass from fellow junior midfielder Nicolas Philippi (Mullica Hill, N.J.) 1:07 later for the final score in the third.

The fourth and final goal for Dupras was assisted by Dorne in the opening minute of the final quarter, giving the Ducks a 7-3 at the time.

Endicott refused to go down without a fight, as the Gulls shut the Ducks out for the remainder of regular and would score four goals of their own in a five-minute span to knot the game at seven and force overtime.

In the extra frame, Rose would tally his unassisted game-winner to end the game and send the Ducks home with a 5-0 record before their huge matchup next Saturday against No. 2 Tufts University in Hoboken at 1:00 p.m.

Senior defender Matt Marks (Cortland, N.Y.) led Stevens with six groundballs and six caused turnovers in the game, while senior midfielder Michael Steinhauser (Boonton Twp., N.J.) won four face-offs in 14 tries. Junior midfielder Marc Malecki (Hillsborough, N.J.) saw some action at the face-off 'X' and won two of five chances.

In goal for Stevens was senior Eric Yando (Baldwinsville, N.Y.), who made nine saves in the contest, running his record to 5-0, Yando also scooped up four groundballs.


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