Purple Knights Fall One Goal Short Against No. 2 Le Moyne

COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's nearly completed a three-goal comeback in the fourth quarter against to second-ranked Le Moyne College but ultimately fell, 7-6, on Saturday at Duffy Field.

The Purple Knights, who were receiving votes toward last week's USILA, dropped to 6-2 overall and 2-2 in the Northeast-10 Conference. The Dolphins, who have been to the NCAA Tournament championship game five of the last six years, are the second-ranked team and improved to 8-0 and 3-0. The final score marked the closest margin of defeat for the Purple Knights against the Dolphins in program history, as they had never come closer than four goals, a feat turned in during the 2009 season.

Junior Marty Vanzo (Westford, Vt./Essex/Vermont) led the Purple Knights with four goals and one assist, while sophomores Evan Antolino (Exeter, N.H./Exeter) and Tim McDonald (Walpole, Mass./Walpole) each tallied one marker. Senior Garrett Clark (Hingham, Mass./Hingham) scooped up five ground balls, while sophomore Chris DeMairo (Bethpage, N.Y./Bethpage) finished with four saves.

Junior Tyler Prevost (Watertown, N.Y./Immaculate Heart/ Onondaga C.C.) led the Dolphins with three markers and one helper, while classmate Nate Frechette (Manlius, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy) added two goals and one assist. Classmate Jeff White (Buffalo, N.Y./Canisius HS) made six saves.

Antolino put the Purple Knights on the board at 13:03 of the opening quarter before the Dolphins scored four straight to take a 4-1 lead with 11:04 remaining in the second quarter. Vanzo cut the deficit in half at 3:54, but Le Moyne answered just nine seconds later to retake a three-goal lead with less than four minutes left in the second stanza.

McDonald found the back of the net at 10:54 of the third quarter to trim the deficit to two goals before Vanzo made it a one-goal game with 5:32 left in the quarter. The Dolphins countered twice and once again held a three-goal edge with 12:07 left in the contest, but Vanzo scored twice in 57 seconds and brought the Purple Knights within one with 6:22 left.

Saint Michael's had several quality chances to tie in the final minutes of the contest, as two shots were blocked, one went wide, and one was saved with 18 seconds remaining. The Purple Knights forced three turnovers in the last 3:44 and had three shots hit posts during the duration of the contest.

The Purple Knights are at No. 4 Merrimack College on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. The Warriors' ranking is according to the latest USILA national poll.

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Colchester, Vt. Junior attackman Tyler Prevost (Watertown, N.Y./Immaculate Heart/Onondaga C.C.) scored three goals and dished out an assist to lead second-ranked Le Moyne to a 7-6 win over Saint Michael's on Saturday afternoon at Duffy Field.

The Purple Knights opened the game's scoring just 1:57 into the contest as Eva Antolino tallied his third goal of the season off a pass from Marty Vanzo.

Le Moyne scored the next three goals, in a span of 3:57, to take a 3-1 lead at the end of the first quarter. Prevost got the Dolphins on the scoreboard with 8:08 left off a pass from classmate Nate Frechette (Manlius, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy). The duo reversed roles with 4:52 remaining in an extra-man opportunity as Frechette netted his eighth goal of the season on Prevost's team-best 15th assist. Frechette gave the Dolphins a two-goal advantage with an unassisted goal with 4:11 left in the quarter.

Following a two-minute possession, Prevost recorded his 10th goal of the season with 11:04 remaining in the second quarter off a feed from sophomore midfielder Andrew Chadderdon (Auburn, N.Y./Auburn).

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2012-03-31



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