Adams State Outgunned at Saint Leo

SAINT LEO, Fla.- Adams State freshman Mike Telles (Henderson, Nev.) scored a career-high four goals, all on man-up situations, while sophomore Seth Stowell (Lakeside, Calif.) recorded his third hat-trick in as many games, but were not enough to stop an early barrage by the Saint Leo Lions, who took a 13-1 lead en-route to an 18-10 non-conference victory, Monday evening at the Lions' University Turf Stadium

The Grizzlies, now 1-2 overall, out-shot the 5-2 Lions 49-32 overall in their first of three games over six days in the Sunshine State but gave up six man-up goals as they were whistled for a whopping 14 penalties for 12 ½ minutes.

The Lions, who continue to be receiving votes in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association's NCAA Division II Coaches Poll, received five goals from Chris Caiazza and four each from George Proechel and Matt Obermeyer in the victory, their fifth straight.

Stowell, who had 4-goal efforts in each of ASU's first two games of the campaign, now has a team-high 11 tallies on the season while Telles now has seven markers. Stowell also added an assist and now leads the Grizzlies with13 offensive points in three outings.

On Monday, Saint Leo jumped out to a 4-0 lead after the first quarter as Caiazza and Proechel scored two goals each.

Obermeyer then tallied the second quarter's first two goals before the Lions added two more in the period's opening four minutes to go ahead 8-0.

The Grizzlies would stop the bleeding on a Stowell goal with 10:11 left in the half before the Lions rattled off five more goals before the buzzer and another 1:17 into the second half to take a 14-1 lead.

The Grizzlies then got their offense going as Telles scored a pair of man-up goals, the second of which was assisted by Stowell, who then scored ASU's third straight goal to make the score 14-4.

The Lions then extended their lead to 16-4 after three quarters before a Kevin Bertrand (Steamboat Springs, Colo.) goal started the fourth quarter scoring at 13:44.

Telles would then score two more man-up goals in the final stanza while Stowell, Ian Morrison (Menlo Park, Calif.) and John Beedle (Cheyenne, Wyo.) all contributed markers in what amounted to a 6-goal quarter for the visiting Grizzlies.

The Lions had four different players see action in goal, who combined for 13 saves.

ASU starter Ronnie Fernando (Lake Forest, Calif.) made six saves in the first half before Alec Hamlin (Grass Valley, Calif.) registered two in the second.

The Grizzlies committed just 13 turnovers on the night and were a strong 19 for 21 on clears but lost all but four of 16 first-half face-offs while being out-shot 23-13 in the opening 30 minutes. ASU then dominated the second half, committing just four turnovers while out-shooting the hosts 36-9.

The Grizzlies were also a solid 4 for 9 on extra-man opportunities throughout the night as the Lions took 10 penalties for 10 ½ minutes.

ASU will next play at Florida Southern (2-3) in Lakeside on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. EDT before wrapping up the Spring Break trip Saturday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. against Rollins, currently 1-6, in Winter Park.


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