Bentley Pushes No. 2 Le Moyne But Falls in NE-10 Action

WALTHAM, Mass. Bentley gave a spirited effort against unbeaten and second-ranked Le Moyne on Saturday, but the Dolphins came away with a 9-5 victory on Saturday in a Northeast-10 men's lacrosse showdown.

The Falcons were within 5-4 after senior J.D. Ayer (Rochester, N.Y./McQuaid Jesuit) scored at the 10:11 mark of the third quarter. After almost six minutes without a goal, Le Moyne scored the next one from Connor Regin to go up 6-4, and that proved to be the turning point of the game. Bentley was called for a two-minute penalty as the goal was scored to give Le Moyne a lengthy man-up advantage.

The Falcons killed off more than a minute of the penalty, but Le Moyne finally scored with 31 seconds left on the man-advantage off the stick of Chris Button to go up 7-4.

That was the first of three straight goals for Button, who scored the next two at the 13:56 and 6:01 marks of the fourth quarter to give Le Moyne a 9-4 lead.

Prior to Button's first goal, Bentley went step for step with Le Moyne. They trailed 2-0 after the first quarter, but a back-and-forth second quarter produced six goals and ended with the Dolphins leading 5-3 at halftime.

Richard Travers (Longmeadow, Mass./Longmeadow) and Bobby Hinds (West Hartford, Conn./Conard) scored back-to-back goals in the second quarter to tie the game at two. After Aaron Cahill netted one for Le Moyne with 7:31 left in the half, Steve Caditz (Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island) answered back for Bentley 25 seconds later to tie the score at three. Le Moyne though scored the final two goals of the half from Nick Blumer to lead 5-3 at the break.

Both goalies played well, as Brian Karl (New Canaan, Conn./New Canaan) made 11 saves for Bentley and Jeff White stopped 14 shots for the Dolphins, who improve to 12-0 on the season and 7-0 in the NE-10. Bentley's records go to 2-6 and 2-3.

Bentley is back in action on Tuesday night when they travel to Southern New Hampshire.

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Waltham, Mass. Junior attackman Tyler Prevost (Watertown, N.Y./Immaculate Heart/Onondaga C.C.) recorded five points to lead second-ranked Le Moyne to a 9-5 win over Bentley on Saturday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference action.

Prevost got the Dolphins on the board less than three minutes into the game with his team-best 16th goal of the season off a pass from graduate student midfielder Tyler Sennett (Syracuse, N.Y./Nottingham). Just 36 seconds later, Prevost picked up his 17th assist of the campaign as he fed junior midfielder Aaron Cahill (Schenectady, N.Y./Guilderland/Onondaga C.C.) for a goal.

After 16 minutes and 25 seconds of scoreless action, the Falcons scored a pair of goals in a span of 1:24. Richard Travers got his team on the board with 9:59 remaining in the second quarter. Bobby Hinds followed with an unassisted goal at the 8:35 mark.

Cahill gave the lead back to the Dolphins with his eighth goal of the year with 7:31 left in the half off a pass from Prevost. Steve Caditz answered 25 seconds later to knot the score at three apiece.

Senior midfielder Nick Blumer (Cicero, N.Y./Cicero-North Syracuse/Hobart) gave the Dolphins the lead for good with his ninth goal of the season with 6:16 remaining in the quarter. He doubled the advantage with 2:20 remaining off a feed from Prevost.

J.D. Ayer opened the scoring in the third quarter with an unassisted tally to bring the Falcons within 5-4.

Junior defensive midfielder Conor Regin (Camillus, N.Y./West Genesee) pushed Le Moyne's lead back to two with his fifth goal of the year in transition. On an extra-man opportunity following a Bentley penalty on Regin's goal, sophomore attackman Chris Button (Fairport, N.Y./Fairport) tallied his 12th goal of the year with 3:07 left in the third quarter.

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