Top Two Seeds Advance to Men's Lacrosse Championship
For Immediate Release
May 4, 2012
The top two seeds in the 2012 Northeast-10 Conference Men's Lacrosse Championships have advanced and will face off in Sunday's Championship game. Top-seeded Le Moyne College never trailed in an 8-4 win over Saint Michael's College and will host Sunday's championship game at 12:00 p.m.
Sunday's championship game will take place at the Thomas J. Niland Athletic Complex at Le Moyne and will be broadcast at Northeast10.tv. Fans can watch Sunday's championship for free and can get live updates through the Northeast-10 Twitter account @TheNortheast10
It'll be the second time this year that the two teams will have squared off with each other. Le Moyne defeated Merrimack 8-6 back on April 7th in Syracuse.
Northeast-10 Championship - Semifinals
Syracuse, N.Y. - Top-seeded and undefeated Le Moyne improved to 16-0 this year with an 8-4 win over fourth-seeded Saint Michael's Friday afternoon. The Dolphins scored the first four goals of the game and would never look back en route to the semifinal win.
Tyler Sennett recorded a hat trick for the Dolphins, while Nick Blumer and Chris Button each chipped in with two goals apiece.
After falling behind 4-0 early in the second quarter, Saint Michael's would score consecutive goals to cut the deficit in half heading into halftime. Le Moyne would score three unanswered goals to start the second half and would never look back.
With the win, the Dolphins will host Sunday's Championship game final at 12:00 p.m.
#2 Merrimack 13, #3 Adelphi 12 BOXSCORE
North Andover, Mass. - Second-seeded Merrimack scored three straight times in the fourth quarter and survived a last-second shot attempt that would have tied the game to advance to the Northeast-10 Championship game Sunday afternoon, 13-12.
The Warriors scored the first two goals of the game but Adelphi would respond and midway through the second-quarter the game was tied at four. The see-saw shootout would continue as the game would feature five ties, and neither team leading by more then three goals.
Merrimack's All-Conference duo of Corey Lunney and Greg Melaugh led the way with three goals apiece. Lunney added three assists for a game high six points, and his goal midway through the fourth quarter would turn out to be the difference.
Adelphi, following Lunney's third goal, trailed 13-10 with under seven minutes left, but scored back-to-back goals to pull to within one with three minutes left in regulation. The Panthers had a shot late in the game to tie it, but could not come all the way back as the Warriors held on for the 13-12 win.
Adelphi's Kieran Riegel had a game high four goals, while Joe Vitale chipped in with three of his own in a losing effort.
With the win, Merrimack will now head to Syracuse for Sunday's championship game.