No. 4 Le Moyne Races Past No. 9 Saint Michael's

Syracuse, N.Y. Senior goalkeeper Jeff White (Buffalo, N.Y./Canisius HS) made 10 saves to lead fourth-ranked Le Moyne to a 15-4 win over ninth-ranked Saint Michael's on Saturday afternoon in the Northeast-10 regular season finale at Ted Grant Field.

With the victory, the Dolphins clinch the third seed in the Northeast-10 Conference Championships. Le Moyne will host Saint Anselm College on Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. in the first round. The winner will advance to face second-seeded Merrimack College in the semifinals on Friday.

Le Moyne (12-2, 9-2 NE-10) opened the game's scoring just 3:09 into the contest as sophomore midfielder Joe Corapi (Liverpool, N.Y./Liverpool) tallied his 17th goal of the season from 10 yards in front of the goal. Just 55 seconds later, senior midfielder Doug Bailey (Syracuse, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy) bulled his way to the crease for his sixth goal of the campaign.

After White picked up a loose ball, he cleared the ball to graduate student midfielder Aaron Cahill (Schenectady, N.Y./Guilderland/Onondaga C.C.), who carried the ball into the offensive zone and fired in his sixth goal of the year with 7:52 remaining. Just 36 seconds later, sophomore attackman Kevin Kelly (Basking Ridge, N.J./Ridge) scored his 11th goal of the season with a behind-the-back shot from the right edge of the crease after taking a pass from senior attackman Nate Frechette (Manlius, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy).

After the Dolphins started the second quarter with a man advantage, freshman midfielder Mike Jenkins (Clifton Park, N.Y./Shenendehowa) cut in front of the cage to net his ninth goal of the season after receiving a pass from the left side of the goal from Frechette. Kelly gave Le Moyne a 6-0 lead with 11:34 remaining in the quarter off another pass from Frechette. Junior midfielder Andrew Chadderdon (Auburn, N.Y./Auburn) completed the scoring in the first half by rifling a shot inside the left post with 3:06 left.

Chadderdon tallied his second goal of the day just 60 into the third quarter, while Jenkins capped Le Moyne's 9-0 outburst to start the game with his 10th goal at the 11:16 mark.

Saint Michael's broke through with its first goal at the 9:55 mark on Cooper Quenneville's 12th tally of the season.

The Dolphins regained their nine-goal lead with a transition goal following a save by White. After sophomore midfielder Alec Westerhoff (Lagrange Park, Ill./Lyons Township/Bridgton Academy) carried the ball into the offensive end, he sent a pass back to sophomore long-stick midfielder Nick Hourigan (Rexford, N.Y./Shenendehowa), who fired a bounce-shot into the back of the net for the second time this year with 4:27 remaining. Westerhoff put the Dolphins up 11-1 with 1:25 left after taking a pass from Bailey.

Evan Antolino pulled the Purple Knights within 11-2 at the end of the third quarter by finishing off a pass from Quenneville with nine seconds left.

Le Moyne scored the first three goals of the fourth quarter to extend its lead to 14-2 with 8:02 left. Jenkins had assists on the first two goals as Chadderdon scored with 13:10 remaining and Frechette scored from the left edge of the crease in a man-up situation with 11:58 left. Kelly then scored with 8:02 to play after taking a pass from Westerhoff.

Antolino recorded an unassisted goal with 3:51 left, while Pete Donnally found the back of the net with 45 seconds left off a pass from Max Zuccarini to complete the game's scoring. In between the two Saint Michael's goals, graduate student defensive midfielder Jeff Vetter (Syracuse, N.Y./Jamesville-DeWitt) capped Le Moyne's scoring with his second goal of the year at the 1:21 mark.

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2013-04-27



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