Nazareth Knocks off No. 19 St. Lawrence

ITHACA, N.Y. -- First-year attackmen Troy Haefele and Luke Wooters each scored three goals as did junior midfielder Chris Aycock for Nazareth Sunday as the Golden Flyers defeated 19th-ranked St. Lawrence, 12-9, in a non-conference game played at Cornell's Schoellkopf Field.

The victory improved Nazareth's overall record to 3-2, while St. Lawrence dropped to 2-1. The Golden Flyers are home for two games this weekend -- Friday against Roger Williams at 1:00 p.m. and Sunday against Western New England at 12:00 p.m.

Against the Saints Sunday, Nazareth led 5-3 at halftime, but St. Lawrence opened the third quarter with three straight goals to take a 6-5 advantage. Nazareth stormed back with five straight goals to close the quarter with a 10-6 lead. Wooters scored the first goal of the fourth quarter to extend Nazareth's lead to 11-6, before St. Lawrence made a late charge of its own. The Saints scored three straight goals to close within 11-9, but Wooters scored again with :53 left for his team-leading 14th goal of the season.

Troy and Trevar Haefele scored the first two goals of the game, but St. Lawrence answered with goals by Davey Hovey and Garrett Gagne to tie the score at 2-2 after one period. Collin Clark and Troy Haefele also scored in the second period and Wooters delivered his first goal of the game with just :05 left in the half to make the score 5-3.

After the Saints' three-goal run in the third, Nazareth countered with goals with three goals by Aycock, one by Troy Haefele and one by Chris Peterson with just :01 left in the quarter.

After Wooters scored to make it 11-6 in the fourth quarter, Pierson Fowler scored twice for St. Lawrence and Mac Johnson scored with 3:04 left to close the gap.

Nazareth, however, continued to control the faceoff x as Drew Simoneau won 18 of 24 draws, including four in the fourth quarter. He also had 14 ground balls. Nazareth also played well defensively with Jerry Chasteen causing four turnovers and collecting three ground balls. Freshman goalie Scott Brown had seven saves.

2013-03-10



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