No. 1 Le Moyne Pulls Away for Victory at Bentley

WALTHAM, Mass. Bentley hung tough with No. 1 Le Moyne Friday night, but the Dolphins pulled away in the fourth quarter to take a 10-6 win over the Falcons in a Northeast-10 match-up.

Bentley trailed just 6-5 going into the fourth quarter after sophomore Matt Brigham (Portsmouth, R.I./Portsmouth Abbey) netted a man-up goal with 58 seconds left in the third quarter.

Le Moyne went back up by two goals, 7-5, after senior midfielder Kam Bumpus scored his third of the night just 25 seconds into the fourth. Bentley though responded with a goal from senior Mike Carter (Walpole, Mass./Thayer Academy) at the 12:55 mark, with junior Bobby Hinds (West Hartford, Conn./Conard) on the assist, to get within 7-6.

However the remainder of the quarter belonged to Le Moyne, as they scored the final three goals and kept Bentley off the scoreboard. A goal by senior Chris Button with 8:41 to play began the 3-0 run by the Dolphins that took just under 3:30 of game time to complete, giving them a 10-6 advantage.

Bentley trailed just 1-0 after the first quarter on a goal by Bumpus just 1:35 into the opening quarter. But the second quarter went Le Moyne's way with a 3-1 scoring advantage to lead 4-1 at halftime. Grad student Steve Caditz (Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island) had the goal for Bentley.

But the Falcons came out on fire after halftime with three goals in the opening 2:31 from Caditz, junior Cutler Dimond (Marblehead, Mass./Marblehead) and Carter to cut the deficit to just 5-4.

Le Moyne though responded with a goal from Bumpus just 25 seconds after Carter's goal, and went up 6-4 after an unassisted goal by junior Joe Corapi at the 9:58 mark. That was the last goal for nine minutes for either team until Brigham's man-up goal made it 6-5.

Senior goalie Josh Baker (Randolph, N.J./Randolph) made 12 saves for Bentley, which drops to 1-3 overall and 1-1 in the NE-10. Le Moyne runs its record to 7-0 and 4-0 in the NE-10.

Bentley is back on the field next Wednesday night, when they visit Saint Anselm.

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Waltham, Mass. Senior midfielder Kam Bumpus (Marshfield, Mass./Needham/Bridgton Academy) scored three goals to lead top-ranked Le Moyne to a 10-6 victory over Bentley on Friday evening in Northeast-10 Conference action.

Bumpus opened the game's scoring just 1:35 into the contest by finishing off a feed from junior attackman Kevin Kelly (Basking Ridge, N.J./Ridge).

Following 17 minutes of scoreless action, the teams combined for four goals in a span of 4:49. Kelly gave the Dolphins a 2-0 lead with an unassisted goal with 11:19 remaining in the second quarter after picking up a loose ball four seconds earlier. Sophomore attackman Mike Jenkins (Clifton Park, N.Y./Shenendehowa) pushed the lead to three goals by finding the back of the net with 9:01 left.

Steve Caditz got the Falcons on the scoreboard 48 seconds later with an unassisted marker.

Senior attackman Chris Button (Fairport, N.Y./Fairport) ended the scoring in the half with 7:30 left after taking a pass from junior midfielder Chris Breiner (Troy, N.Y./Trinity-Pawling) off a restart.

Bentley tallied three straight goals in a span of 1:04 over the opening 2:31 of the second half to knot the score at four apiece. Caditz started the streak with an unassisted goal 1:27 into the third quarter. Just 29 seconds later, Cutler Dimond pulled the Falcons within one after taking a feed from John Wheeler. Mike Carter followed 35 seconds later with his first of two goals in the game off a pass from Wheeler.

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