No. 1 Le Moyne Wins Maryland Battle vs. No. 5 Limestone

North Bethesda, Md. - Top-ranked Le Moyne held fifth-ranked Limestone scoreless over the final 28:21 en route to a 12-8 win on Saturday afternoon in non-conference action at Georgetown Prep.

The Dolphins got on the scoreboard just 40 seconds into the contest as senior attackman Chris Button (Fairport, N.Y./Fairport) tallied his fifth goal of the year off a pass from junior midfielder Joe Corapi (Liverpool, N.Y./Liverpool).

Limestone evened the score at one apiece three minutes later on an unassisted goal by Kyle Rhatigan, but the Dolphins regained the lead just four seconds later as senior midfielder/face-off specialist Kam Bumpus (Marshfield, Mass./Needham/Bridgton Academy) won the ensuing faceoff and raced upfield to net his second goal of the campaign.

After the Saints tied the score again with 9:56 remaining on an unassisted goal by Mike Messenger, the Dolphins tallied back-to-back goals to open up their first two-goal lead. Senior midfielder Mike DeBottis (North Syracuse, N.Y./Cicero-North Syracuse/Onondaga C.C.) scored the first with 7:17 left, while freshman midfielder Brian Rogers (Clifton Park, N.Y./Shenendehowa) recorded his first career goal with 5:27 remaining.

Messenger tallied consecutive goals to even the score at four-apiece. His first came off a feed from Joshua Williams with 4:37 left, while his second was assisted by Joey Rotolone with 1:36 remaining in the quarter.

The Dolphins regained the lead by scoring twice in the final 12 seconds of the quarter. Junior attackman Kevin Kelly (Basking Ridge, N.J./Ridge) put his team up 5-4 with 12 seconds left off a feed from sophomore Mike Jenkins (Clifton Park, N.Y./Shenendehowa), while Bumpus won the ensuing faceoff before finding sophomore attackman Andrew Jackson (Syracuse, N.Y./Henninger) for an extra-man goal with just 0.3 seconds left in the quarter.

Limestone opened the second quarter with three goals over the first 6:55 to take its only lead of the game. After Rhatigan had a shot saved, Vinny Ricci picked up the loose ball and dumped it into the net with 12:54 remaining. After causing a turnover and picking up the ground ball, Jamar Peete carried the ball upfield before finding Anthony Quiles for his first goal of the season with 9:02 to go. Williams capped the run by picking up the rebound of a shot by Messenger and depositing it into the goal to put the Saints up 7-6 with 8:05 remaining.

The Dolphins regained the lead with a pair of extra-man goals in a span of 1:46. Corapi knotted the score at seven with 4:36 left after taking a pass from DeBottis. In a 6-on-3 situation, Jenkins sent a pass to Button, while tallied his team-best sixth goal of the campaign with 2:50 left.

Ricci had a chance to tie the score in the closing seconds of the quarter, but junior goalkeeper Ben Romagnoli (Cazenovia, N.Y./Cazenovia/Syracuse) turned the shot away.

The teams traded goals to start the third quarter. On the initial faceoff of the quarter, Bumpus picked up the ground ball and moved up field before sending a pass to Kelly, who recorded his sixth goal of the season. Rhatigan pulled the Saints back within a goal with 13:21 left with an unassisted goal. The goal marked the final tally of the contest for the Saints.

Jenkins pushed Le Moyne's lead back to two with 12:21 remaining by finishing off a feed from Bumpus. Following a turnover by each team and three shots by the Saints, senior midfielder Andrew Chadderdon (Auburn, N.Y./Auburn) gave the Dolphins an 11-8 lead with 5:18 left in the third quarter after receiving a pass from Kelly.

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