March 20, 2008

Men's Lacrosse Wins 9-7 in New York

 

Men's Lacrosse Wins 9-7 in New York
Brant has four goals in the contest

3/20/2008

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - The Catholic University men's lacrosse team defeated Farmingdale State (0-4) 9-7 Thursday afternoon in New York.  The Cardinals trailed at the half but came back with a 5-0 run in the third quarter to get the victory.  The Cards are now 4-2 on the season.

CUA was outscored 2-0 in the first quarter after a quiet opening period from both squads.  FSCM added another to go up by three to open the second quarter but finally at 8:46, Kyle Brant (Silver Spring, Md./St. John's) hit an unassisted shot to make it 3-1.  Farmingdale scored two more times in the half but as the second was winding down, Brant scored his second of the game off of an assist from Mike Groh (Walpole, Mass./Xaverian Bros) setting the score at 5-2 at the break.

The Cards used the momentum at the half to posted a big third quarter with five unanswered goals.  Pat Duffner (Yardly, Pa./Notre Dame) had the first at 11:58 and less than a minute later Mike Scotto (Belmar, N.J./St Rose) added one of his own.  Brant made it three for himself and the squad at 9:48 and Groh then tallied his first score of the day with four minutes left.  Scotto closed out the quarter finding the back of the net at 16 seconds to make the score 7-5 in CUA's favor after the third with CUA boasting a huge turnaround.  Both teams managed two goals in the fourth quarter but the damage had been done in the third as the Cards went on to win 9-7.

CUA held a 38-22 advantage in shots and a 39-36 edge in grounds balls but only managed eight of 20 face-offs.  Brant led the Cards with four goals and Duffner added two.  On the defensive end, Steve Harrington (Drexel Hill, Pa./St Joseph's Prep) notched three caused turnovers and Greg Kavazanjian (Long Beach, N.Y./Long Beach) took the win in goal with seven saves.

The Cardinals will travel to Christopher Newport next Wednesday for a 4 p.m., contest.

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