Middlebury Earns a Road Win at Plattsburgh

Middlebury moved to 1-1 on the season with a 9-7 road win at Plattsburgh on Tuesday in a non-conference game at the Field House Lacrosse Complex. The Cardinals (1-1) faced penalty trouble early, and the Panthers capitalized with three man-up goals. The Panthers return to action on Saturday when they host Connecticut College at 1:00 p.m.

Stephen Seymour scored twice on extra-man opportunities while Sean Carroll added a man-up goal to give Middlebury the quick 3-0 lead.

With 5:41 left in the first quarter, Middlebury's Jon Broome made it 4-0 with his second of the year, but Plattsburgh's Tom Duggan scored his first of the year late in the first period to cut the deficit to 4-1 at the end of the quarter.

Plattsburgh opened the second with unassisted goals from Brendan Damm and James Read to bring the Cardinals within one, but Middlebury's Brendan Gallagher scored at 9:20 to make it 5-3 in favor of the Panthers.

Plattsburgh's Anthony Pafundi closed out the scoring in the first half with his third of the season off a pass from Tom Monahan with 5:04 left second, sending the Cardinals to the locker room at the half down by a score of 5-4.

The Cardinals drew even just 1:03 into the third quarter when Robbie Ashlaw set up Josh Oliver for his fifth of the year but Plattsburgh was unable to grab a lead in Tuesday's contest. The Panthers scored the next three before Plattsburgh's Tim Lawrence netted his fifth of the year with one second left in the quarter, trimming the Middlebury lead to 8-6 heading into the final quarter.

Read recorded his second of the afternoon early in the fourth quarter to put the Cardinals in striking distance, but Broome registered a man-up goal with 4:42 left in the game to secure the win for the Panthers.

The Panthers outshot the Cardinals by a slim 39-38 margin and went 5-12 on extra-man opportunities. Seymour finished with three goals for the Panthers, while Broome and Carroll had two apiece. Taylor Pirie finished the game with four assists. Nate Gaudio stopped 10 shots in the win for Middlebury.

Read scored a pair of goals in his first game of the season for the Cardinals while Ashlaw contributed three assists. Andrew Hauk made 12 saves in the loss.

2014-03-04



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