Emmanuel Upsets St. Joseph's in GNAC Quarterfinals

The Saints gained a 6-3 advantage when an SJC defender inadvertently put the ball in his own net 2:16 into the third quarter and made it a 7-3 game when MacLean-Daley scored a man-up goal with 9:53 remaining in the third frame. Curtis was credited with an assist on the power-play tally.

Saint Joseph's responded just 35 seconds later, when Meserve netted a man-up goal of his own to lessen the Emmanuel lead to 7-4 with 9:18 left in the third. The crafty attackman scored just five seconds into the man-up situation with a nifty move, as he faked out Lauzier with a faux pass near the crease and flicked the ball into the cage for an easy goal.

The three-goal game stood for nearly seven minutes, a span during which the majority of play occurred in the heart of the field. The Monks' deficit quickly turned into five goals however, as Emmanuel received scores from MacLean-Daley and Dolber in a matter of 43 seconds late in the third stanza to claim a 9-4 lead.

Sullivan began the late surge with a goal off an Eldridge pass with 4:05 left and Meserve hit pay dirt off a Dominic Cesarini (Bow, N.H.) feed with 2:21 left to make it a 9-6 game. Watts scored the Monks' seventh goal of the afternoon on a nice individual effort and, with 33 seconds left, Eldridge made it a one-goal game with a sprinting drive that he capped with a shot to the top left corner of the net. Ultimately, the impressive late run would fall short as the Saints managed to make a defensive stop on the Monks' final possession.

In other GNAC quarterfinal action, No. 6 Becker upset No. 3 Lasell, 12-8, and No. 2 Mount Ida topped No. 7 Rivier, 20-7.

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2013-04-25



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