Button, Cahill Net 4 Each to Propel No. 2 Le Moyne by Pace

Syracuse, N.Y. Sophomore attackman Chris Button (Fairport, N.Y./Fairport) and junior midfielder Aaron Cahill (Schenectady, N.Y./Guilderland/Onondaga C.C.) each scored four goals to lead second-ranked Le Moyne to a 17-5 win over Pace on Wednesday afternoon in Northeast-10 action at the Thomas J. Niland Athletic Complex.

Cahill opened the game's scoring half way through the first quarter with an unassisted goal. Graduate student midfielder Tyler Sennett (Syracuse, N.Y./Nottingham) doubled Le Moyne's lead with his eighth goal of the season with 3:05 remaining.

The Dolphins then scored three goals in the final minute of the quarter. Button finished off a pass from junior attackman Tyler Prevost (Watertown, N.Y./Immaculate Heart/Onondaga C.C.) in an extra-man opportunity with one minute left. Just 22 seconds later, junior attackman Nate Frechette (Manlius, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy) fed Button, who fired in his 16th goal of the campaign. With six seconds remaining in the quarter, sophomore midfielder Andrew Chadderdon (Auburn, N.Y./Auburn) scored from the left edge of the crease after taking a pass from Prevost.

Le Moyne scored six times in the second quarter for an 11-0 lead at halftime. Frechette started the quarter's scoring with 12:20 remaining off a feed from Prevost. Less than two minutes later, Button scored off a pass from Sennett. In an extra-man situation, Cahill took a pass from Prevost and found the back of the net with 7:49 left.

Just 32 seconds later, Frechette tallied an unassisted goal to make the score 9-0. Exactly three minutes later, Button netted his fourth goal of the half after taking a feed from senior attackman Sean Connors (Camillus, N.Y./Marcellus). Freshman attackman Chris Breiner (Troy, N.Y./Trinity Pawling) closed out the scoring in the half with 1:27 remaining with his fourth goal of the season.

The Dolphins pushed their lead to 14-0 through three quarters. Cahill picked up his 11th goal of the campaign just 38 seconds into the third quarter. Another 38 seconds later, Cahill scored again off a feed from senior midfielder Taylor Brooks (Cypress, Texas/Cy-Fair). Connors scored during a man-up situation with 3:01 left off a pass from classmate John Albanese (East Syracuse, N.Y./East Syracuse-Minoa).

Pace scored three times over the first four minutes of the fourth quarter to cut their deficit to 14-3. Matt Mirabito got his team on the scoreboard with an unassisted goal at the 13:23 mark. Kevin Kadlick won the ensuing face-off and raced up field before feeding John Kolesar, who netted his 21st goal of the season. Thomas Earl then tallied his 11th goal of the year with 11:03 remaining.

The Dolphins then got a pair of goals in a span of 51 seconds. Albanese scored with 9:53 remaining off a feed from sophomore midfielder Tim Beach (, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius). Off a Pace turnover, freshman midfielder Joe Corapi (Liverpool, N.Y./Liverpool) picked up the loose ball and went coast-to-coast to score his second goal of the year with 9:02 remaining.

Pace tallied its final two goals in a span of 2:18 to cut Le Moyne's lead back to 11. Kolesar recorded his second goal of the contest with 4:45 remaining off a pass from Mirabito. William Scioscia concluded the scoring for the Setters with an unassisted goal with 2:27 left.

Sophomore defenseman Eric Galanis (Ipswich, Mass./Ipswich) concluded the game's scoring by picking up a loose ball in the defensive end of the field and racing up field to score his first career goal.

Junior goalkeeper Jeff White (Buffalo, N.Y./Canisius HS) turned away the only two shots he faced in 30 minutes of action to record the 36th victory of his career. Kevin Grady made nine saves in the setback for the Setters.

Le Moyne (13-0, 8-0 NE-10), which can clinch its 12th Northeast-10 Conference regular season title in the last 13 years with a win in one of its last two games, hosts Assumption on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Prior to the game, the Dolphin Athletic Association will honor the nine members of the class of 2012 for their contributions to the program.

2012-04-19



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