Bentley Spreads the Offense Around in Win at Saint Rose

ALBANY, N.Y. Eleven players accounted for Bentley's 12 goals as the lacrosse team won its fourth straight game on Saturday afternoon, defeating Saint Rose 12-6 in a Northeast-10 match-up.

Sophomore attack Matt Brigham (Portsmouth, R.I./Portsmouth Abbey) was the only player for Bentley with two goals. They led 9-3 at halftime with nine different players finding the back of the net.

The win improves Bentley's record to 5-3 overall and 5-1 in NE-10 play ahead of next Wednesday night's showdown at home against Merrimack. The Warriors will enter that game at 5-1 in the NE-10 as well after defeating So. New Hampshire 15-6 on Saturday.

Saint Rose actually led 2-1 after the first quarter. Bentley's Mike Carter (Walpole, Mass./Thayer Academy) opened the scoring with an unassisted goal. But the Golden Knights received goals from senior Rich Bamberger at 9:50 and a man-up goal from junior Colin Sorber at 3:24 to lead heading into the second quarter.

But the second frame was when the Falcons did their damage. They scored seven unanswered and ended the quarter outscoring the Golden Knigths 8-1 to lead 9-3 at the break. The big sequence was Bentley scoring four goals in just over three minutes.

Following a goal by long-stick midfielder Tim Cobb (Hingham, Mass./Thayer Academy), junior Cutler Dimond (Marblehead, Mass./Tabor Academy) had the opening goal of the sequence at the 7:01 mark. 50 seconds later it was senior Steve Caditz (Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island) scoring, followed by goals from Mike Astarita (Bedford, N.H./Bishop Guertin) and freshman David Phelps (Bedford, N.H./Bedford), a man-up goal, to give the Falcons an 8-2 lead with 3:50 left in the half.

Saint Rose's Kevin Fleming found the back of the net to make it 8-3 with 1:30 left in the half, but at the 1:12 mark they were called for two penalties on the same play. Bentley took advantage as Bobby Hinds (West Hartford, Conn./Conard) had a man-up goal 10 seconds later.

The teams each scored once in a low-scoring third quarter. Brigham had the goal for Bentley from Dimond, as they took a 10-4 lead into the fourth quarter.

Freshman John Wheeler (Scarborough, Maine/Scarborough) and sophomore Matt Dente (Reading, Mass./Reading) had goals for Bentley in the fourth quarter.

Senior goalie Josh Baker (Randolph, N.J./Randolph) was called on to make nine saves to earn his fifth win of the season.


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