No. 1 Le Moyne Uses a 14-0 Run to Defeat Saint Anselm

MANCHESTER, N.H. Junior Geoff Kennedy (Gloucester, Mass.) and senior Jake Mallinson (Middletown, R.I.) each tallied two points, but Saint Anselm was handed an 18-5 loss by top-ranked Le Moyne on Saturday afternoon at Grappone Stadium.

The Hawks drop to 2-5 on the season, including 1-3 in Northeast-10 play, while the Dolphins remain perfect at 9-0, 6-0 NE-10.

Kennedy scored two goals, while Mallinson recorded a goal and an assist.

Kennedy staked the Hawks to a 1-0 lead just 3:15 into the first quarter when he received a pass from junior James Peters (Medway, Mass.) and fired it into the back of the net. Kevin Kelly answered 1:28 later to tie the game with 7:17 left, but freshman Mark Vitello (Weymouth, Mass.) scored just 15 seconds later to put Saint Anselm back in front, 2-1.

That would be the last lead the Hawks would hold, however, as Andrew Chadderdon scored with 6:03 to play in the opening frame to set off a 14-0 outburst that spanned parts of three quarters and gave the Dolphins a 15-2 lead with 9:22 to go in the third quarter. Chadderdon registered five goals and an assist during the run, while Mike Jenkins (2-3-5), Chris Button (3-0-3) and Kelly (2-1-3) also played prominent roles during the stretch.

Kennedy snapped the barrage with his second of the day with 5:46 left in the third quarter, but Le Moyne closed the third-quarter scoring and opened the fourth-quarter scoring to push its advantage to 17-3.

Mallinson buried his first of the day with 6:11 left in the contest and then set up the first of the afternoon for senior Ryan Mee (Medway, Mass.) 30 seconds later to cut it to 17-5. The Dolphins added one more tally with 44 seconds left to cap the scoring.

Sophomore goalkeeper James O'Neill (East Walpole, Mass.) made eight saves in the first 50:25 of action, while senior Daniel Endicott (Malden, Mass.) stopped one of the two shots he faced over the final 9:35. For Le Moyne, Pat Brothers turned away 3 of 5 shots playing the entire first half, Ben Romagnoli made nine saves on 11 shots in the next 23:49 and Tim Birchler stopped two of the three shots he faced over the last 6:11.

Le Moyne outshot Saint Anselm, 48-38, including 16-6 in the second frame, and also held a slight 14-13 edge in faceoffs won.

The Hawks return to action Wednesday, April 2 at 7:00 p.m. as they make the short trip across town to take on Southern New Hampshire University under the lights at Larkin Field. The next home game for the Hawks is Saturday, April 5 at 11:00 a.m. when they play host to Franklin Pierce University at Grappone.

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Manchester, N.H. Senior midfielder Andrew Chadderdon (Auburn, N.Y./Auburn) tallied a career-high seven points on five goals and two assists as top-ranked Le Moyne cruised to an 18-5 win over Saint Anselm on Saturday in Northeast-10 Conference play at Grappone Stadium.

Saint Anselm took a pair of one-goal leads over the opening eight minutes before the Dolphins rattled off 14 straight goals. The Hawks got on the scoreboard with 8:45 remaining in the first quarter as Geoff Kennedy scored off a pass from James Peters. Just 15 seconds after junior attackman Kevin Kelly (Basking Ridge, N.J./Ridge) tied the score off a feed from Chadderdon, Mark Vitello found the back of the net with 7:02 left to give the Hawks a 2-1 lead.

Chadderdon and sophomore attackman Mike Jenkins (Clifton Park, N.Y./Shenendehowa), who finished the game with his second straight six-point performance, combined for four goals over the final 6:03 of the quarter. In an extra-man situation, Chadderdon knotted the score at two after receiving a pass from Jenkins with 6:03 remaining.

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