Glackin Nets Winner as Purple Knights Rally to Edge Pace

COLCHESTER, Vt. - Senior Connor Glackin (Mission Viejo, Calif./Saint Anthony's) deposited the tie-breaking goal with 3:29 remaining, and the Saint Michael's men's lacrosse team overcame an early four-goal deficit to down Pace, 10-9, on Saturday at Duffy Field. The Purple Knights snapped a two-game losing streak to improve to 3-6 overall and 3-3 in the Northeast-10 Conference, while the Setters slipped to 2-5 and 1-5.

Senior Evan Antolino (Exeter, N.H./Exeter) had two goals and three assists for Saint Michael's, which won for the 10th time in its last 11 outings against Pace. Classmate Tim McDonald (Walpole, Mass./Walpole) added two goals and a helper, and first-year Ben Overslaugh (Pittsford, N.Y./Pittsford Mendon) scored twice.

Senior Cooper Quenneville (Shoreham, Vt./Gould Academy) posted a goal and an assist while going 3 for 4 on face-offs, first-year Tom Fitzgerald (Cranford, N.J./Cranford) tacked on a goal and an assist, and senior Asa Sargent (Ripton, Vt./Middlebury Union) scored. Sophomore T.J. Bicknell (Duxbury, Mass./Duxbury) made 12 stops in 51:09 of relief, yielding only four goals and collecting the victory.

Senior William Scioscia (Somerset, N.J./Immaculata) scored four times for Pace, and classmate Matt Gebhardt (West Islip, N.Y./West Islip) recorded a goal and three helpers. Senior Timothy Izzo (Trumbull, Conn./Saint Joseph/Franklin Pierce) made 12 stops.

Scioscia's man-up tally 1:02 into the game put the visitors in front before Sargent took Antolino's feed and knotted the contest at 10:11 of the opening quarter, but that proved to be the first of five goals in a 4:01 stretch, with the final four coming from Pace. After senior Ryan Valdez (Huntington, N.Y./John Glenn) netted the go-ahead marker at 9:15, Scioscia tacked on three straight in a matter of 2:12 to make it 5-1 by 6:09. Overslaugh and Antolino scored 1:06 apart to bring Saint Michael's within 5-3 by the end of the period.

Two goals 45 seconds apart in the opening two minutes of the second quarter helped Pace reestablish its four-goal lead, at 7-3, before the Purple Knights scored five consecutive tallies during a 6:28 span, with the final four coming in just 2:49. After Quenneville cut the margin to 7-4 with 12:51 to go, McDonald tallied at 9:12, Overslaugh scored on a man-up marker at 7:31, and McDonald again connected 15 seconds later to tie the game. Fitzgerald found the net at 6:23 to give his team its first lead, and the 8-7 advantage stood at halftime.

Antolino pushed the lead to 9-7 4:35 into the third quarter, but Gebhardt dished off for one goal late in the third period and scored another 2:59 later to knot the contest with 13:31 remaining in regulation. However, Glackin took a pass from McDonald out front in the closing minutes and put home the eventual winner with just 3:29 left. Bicknell came up with two important saves in the final two minutes, and Quenneville caused a turnover with less than 30 seconds remaining before Fitzgerald secured the ground ball, and the hosts ran out the clock.

The Purple Knights head to Saint Anselm on Tuesday for a 5:00 p.m. contest.


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