Kelly Scores Six as Le Moyne Coasts by Franklin Pierce

Syracuse, N.Y. Sophomore attackman Kevin Kelly (Basking Ridge, N.J./Ridge) scored a career-best five goals to lead sixth-ranked Le Moyne to a 23-2 win over Franklin Pierce on Saturday afternoon in Northeast-10 action at Ted Grant Field.

After almost seven minutes of scoreless action to start the game, sophomore midfielder Alec Westerhoff (Lagrange Park, Ill./Lyons Township/Bridgton Academy) got the Dolphins on the scoreboard with an extra-man goal from the left edge of the crease off a pass from freshman attackman/midfielder Mike Jenkins (Clifton Park, N.Y./Shenendehowa). Just over one minute later, Kelly recorded his first goal of the game off a feed from junior midfielder Andrew Chadderdon (Auburn, N.Y./Auburn).

After picking up a rebound, senior Nate Frechette (Manlius, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy) came around the left side of the goal to tally his 18t goal of the year with 1:27 left in the first quarter. Following a Franklin Pierce pushing penalty, Westerhoff netted his second man-up goal of the contest off a pass from senior attackman Tyler Prevost (Watertown, N.Y./Immaculate Heart/Onondaga C.C.) at the 1:04 mark.

The Dolphins blew the game open with 11 goals in the second quarter. Chadderdon scored the first of the stanza at the 14:24 mark, while Kelly followed with his fifth goal of the year with 12:32 left. After Prevost caused a turnover out of a Le Moyne time, Kelly picked up the loose ball and dumped it into the open net with 11:28 remaining.

Junior midfielder Kam Bumpus (Marshfield, Mass./Needham/Bridgton Academy) weaved through traffic to score with 8:36 left, while Kelly finished off a pass from Frechette at the 6:03 mark. Just 12 seconds later, Prevost netted his 14th goal of the year and Le Moyne's 10th goal of the game. Prevost then dished out a pair of assists 25 seconds apart. Kelly scored with 4:35 remaining, while Chadderdon tallied an extra-man goal with 4:10 until halftime.

Senior midfielder Doug Bailey (Syracuse, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy) got into the scoring column with his fifth marker of the season with 1:26 left after weaving though the Franklin Pierce defense. Le Moyne ended the half with two goals in the last 9.7 seconds. After graduate student midfielder Aaron Cahill (Schenectady, N.Y./Guilderland/Onondaga C.C.) scored from the front edge of the crease off a pass from Chadderdon, Bumpus won the ensuing face-off and raced in to score his 10th goal of the year with the back of his pocket with just three seconds left.

In the third quarter, the Dolphins got goals from Bumpus, senior defensive midfielder Conor Regin (Syracuse, N.Y./West Genesee/Onondaga C.C.) and freshman attackman Pat Nowak (Hamburg, N.Y./Hamburg). Freshman attackman Andrew Jackson (Syracuse, N.Y./Henninger) assisted on Bumpus' goal at the 6:43 mark, junior attackman Chris Button (Fairport, N.Y./Fairport) fed Regin with 1:06 left and graduate student defensive midfielder Jeff Vetter (Syracuse, N.Y./Jamesville-DeWitt) recorded the assist on Nowak's goal with 57 seconds to go in the quarter.

Franklin Pierce got on the scoreboard at the 14:14 mark of the fourth quarter as Baxter Sukdolak finished off a feed from Casey Burnett.

The Dolphins then got goals from junior midfielder Tim Beach (Manlius, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius) with 9:11 left and Button with 8:19 remaining to reach the 20-goal plateau. Senior attackman Justin DePalma (Manlius, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius/Sacred Heart) recorded the assist on Button's marker.

After Kevin Dargin scored off a pass from Burnett with 3:29 left, junior midfielder Bryan Lawson (Amherst, N.Y./Amherst), freshman midfielder Nathaniel Vazquez (Haverhill, Mass./Haverhill) and sophomore attackman Chris Breiner (Troy, N.Y./Trinity-Pawling) netted their first goals of the season. Vetter earned his second assist of the day on the goal by Vazquez.

Senior goalkeeper Jeff White (Buffalo, N.Y./Canisius) made six saves in 30 scoreless minutes between the pipes to record his 49th career victory. Don Denman finished with 10 saves in the loss for the Ravens.

Le Moyne (9-2, 6-2 NE-10) returns to the field on Tuesday against The College of Saint Rose at 4:00 p.m.

2013-04-14



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