Camels Down Farmingdale State at Franklin Field

PHILADELPHIA, Pa.--John Lyons (Barrington, R.I.) exploded with five goals to lead Connecticut College to a 16-8 victory against SUNY-Farmingdale in a non-conference game played at historic Franklin Field on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania Wednesday.

Lyons set the tone early, scoring the first two goals of the contest in the opening quarter and sparked the Camels on a 7-0 second half rally that sealed the victory.

The Camels improve to 1-3 with the win, while the Rams slip to 2-5 with the setback.

Chad Sawyer (Northfield, Ill.) had a big day with three goals and an assist for Connecticut College. JR Hartgers (Franklin Heights, N.J.) dished out a game-high four assists to go with a goal en route to a five point outburst.

Andrew Berry (Moorestown, N.J.) and Tyler Corcoran (Simsbury, Conn.) both had a goal and an assist for the Camels.

Senior Chuck Czerkawski (Cohasset, Mass.) registered a 76% winning percentage on face-offs (19 for 25) to go with a game-high 13 ground balls.

Rob Moccia (Malvern, Pa.) stopped six shots in 54:05 of action and was relieved by classmate John Lenehan (Hingham, Mass.), who recorded one save in the closing 5:55 of regulation.

Senior defender Brogan O'Connor (Haverhill, Mass.) collected three ground balls to go with a caused turnover.

SUNY-Farmingdale senior midfielder Jason Opitz (West Hempstead, N.Y.), Ryan Oswald (Floral Park, N.Y.) and Bobby Thomas (Wantagh, N.Y.) all finished with two goals in the contest.

Rob Nosworthy (Massapequa, N.Y.) distributed three assists, while senior midfielder Shannon Robinson (Freeport, N.Y.) contributed two helpers.

Ricky Morales (Holbrook, N.Y.) corralled six ground balls to go with a pair of caused turnovers.

Senior net-minder Patrick Delventhal (Westbury, N.Y.) made 13 saves in 54:44 of action in the cage. Tom McDevitt (Levittown, N.Y.) made one stop in relief duty.

The Camels out-shot the Rams 54-to-27 and held a 38-22 advantage in ground balls.

Both teams will play their next game this Saturday at 4:00 p.m.

The Rams will look to rebound with a Skyline Conference game at Montclair State University.

Connecticut College will visit the Charm City of Baltimore to take on NESCAC rival Williams College at Johns Hopkins University.

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Philadelphia, Pa. - Trailing 6-4 at the half, Farmingdale State allowed nine goals in the third period and would fall 16-8 to Connecticut College in a neutral site game at Franklin Field on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania on Wednesday afternoon. The Rams now stand at 2-5 overall, while the Camels improve to 1-3.

After two goals from Connecticut's John Lyons (Barrington, R.I.), the Rams struck back with two goals from senior attack Ryan Oswald (Floral Park, N.Y.) and senior midfielder Jason Opitz (West Hempstead, N.Y.) to tie the game at 2-2 after the first period.

In the second, freshman attack Brad Rapone (Roslyn Heights, N.Y.) scored an unassisted goal for Farmingdale State as they took the lead 3-2 with 7-minutes to play before halftime. The Camels outscored the Rams 4-1 the rest of the second period, holding the two-goal lead at the break.

In the third, Connecticut notched two more goals for an 8-4 advantage, while Farmingdale's Oswald scored on a pass from senior midfielder Rob Nosworthy (Massapequa, N.Y.) to make it 8-5, but the Camels ran away with the game on seven unanswered goals to close out the period and would take the non-conference win.

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