Le Moyne Downs Merrimack in Northeast-10 Men’s Lacrosse Title Game
For Immediate Release
May 6, 2012
Dolphins will host Limestone in NCAA semifinals on May 19
Syracuse, N.Y. – Junior Tyler Prevost scored three goals to help lead top-seeded Le Moyne College to a 10-7 victory over second-seeded Merrimack College on Sunday, giving the Dolphins their 10th Northeast-10 Conference Men's Lacrosse Championship in program history.
The Dolphins also learned Sunday night that they will host Limestone College in the NCAA Division II semifinals on May 19. The national championship will take place on May 27 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. For more information, click here.
Merrimack's Greg Melaugh, the Northeast-10 Player of the Year, scored three times to lead the way offensively for the Warriors, with his first coming at the 10:39 mark of the first period to give Merrimack a 1-0 lead.
But Le Moyne went on to score the game's next five goals, the last coming with 2:13 left in the second period by Chris Button en route to a 5-1 lead at halftime.
Corey Lunney netted an unassisted tally for the Warriors at the 7:38 mark to open up the third-period scoring, although Prevost notched his first of the contest just 1:32 later to neutralize it. From there, however, Merrimack scored three straight times to cut Le Moyne's lead to 6-5.
Nick Blumer put Le Moyne up by two with a goal at the 10:09 mark, only for Merrimack's Greg Fallon to score less than four minutes later. The two teams then again traded goals as the Dolphins' Tyler Sennett and Melaugh scored just eight seconds apart, as Le Moyne maintained a narrow 8-7 edge with 3:57 to play in the fourth.
Prevost went on to score twice – both of the unassisted variety – over the final 2:09 to account for the 10-7 final.
Dolphins goalkeeper Jeff White stopped nine of the 16 shots he faced, while Morgan Green made two saves in net for Merrimack.
The Northeast-10 is an association of 16 NCAA Division II colleges and universities located in New England and New York that is committed to supporting balanced academic and athletic opportunities for more than 5,500 student-athletes. Each year, 4,000 of those student-athletes compete in Conference championships in 23 sports, making the NE-10 the largest DII conference in the country. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the Northeast-10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.