Nazareth 13, Stevens 10

May 14, 2005

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (May 14, 2005) Host Nazareth overcame an early 3-0 deficit Saturday to rally past Stevens Institute of Technology, 13-10, in a second-round NCAA Division III Tournament game at Golden Flyer Stadium.

The victory boosts Nazareth's record to 13-2 overall and puts the Golden Flyers into Wednesday's quarterfinal round against the winner of Sunday's game between Cortland and Skidmore. Site and time will be determined Monday. Stevens finishes its season at 13-4.

Stevens got early goals from Patrick Bailey, John Dolny and Stephen Pascone in a 45-second stretch to take a 3-0 lead. Nazareth rallied to knot the score at 3-3 before the first quarter ended. Ryan Hotaling, Chad Amidon and Matt Aloi scored for Nazareth.

Bryan Adams and Greg Kanellis each scored twice in the second quarter as Nazareth took the lead for good and finally settled on a 7-3 lead at halftime.

Pascone and Mike Bielicky each scored twice for Stevens in the third quarter as the Ducks rallied to within one, 9-8, heading into the final 15 minutes. Nazareth had a 9-5 lead on a pair of third-period goals from Chris Balash but Stevens scored three times in the last two minutes of the period to close within one.

Adams scored his third goal of the game early in the fourth quarter to enable Nazareth to regain its two-goal lead, 10-8. Alex Richards answered for Stevens just 30 seconds later. Nazareth scored the next three goals to put the game away. First Balash scored unassisted, then Hotaling scored off a pass from Bryan Coon to make it 12-9. Kanellis made it 13-9 with an unassisted score with 2:08 left. J.R. Oreskovich closed out the scoring for Stevens with an unassisted score with :16 left.

The game was even statistically as each team had 35 shots. Nazareth's Alex Civalier made 12 saves, while Jack Dunderdale stopped five shots for Stevens.

Balash finished with two assists in addition to his three goals. Kanellis had three goals and one assist and Hotaling had two goals and two assists.Pascone finished with three goals for Stevens. Bielicky and Oreskovich each scored twice.

 
  Lacrosse Box Score (Final)
                      The Automated ScoreBook For Lacrosse
          Stevens Institute vs Nazareth (05/14/05 at Nazareth College)



Stevens Institute (13-4) vs.                      SCORE BY PERIOD       1  2  3  4  Tot
Nazareth (13-2)                                   -------------------------------------
Date: 05/14/05      Attendance: 1500              Stevens Institute...  3  0  5  2 - 10
Weather: Cloudy, warm                             Nazareth............  3  4  2  4 - 13

Stevens Institute SCORING: GOALS: Pascone, Stephen 3; Bielicky, Mark 2;
Oreskovich, J.R. 2; Richards, Alex 1; Bailey, Patrick 1; Dolny, John 1.
ASSISTS: Bailey, Patrick 2; Richards, Alex 2; Dolny, John 1; Van Sickle, Joe 1;
Wells, Jay 1.

Nazareth SCORING: GOALS: Chris Balash 3; Greg Kanellis 3; Bryan Adams 3; Ryan
Hotaling 2; Matt Aloi 1; Chad Amidon 1.
ASSISTS: Chris Balash 2; Bryan Coon 2; Ryan Hotaling 2; Aaron Civalier 1; Greg
Kanellis 1.




SHOTS BY PERIOD       1  2  3  4  Tot
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Stevens Institute...  8  6 12  9 - 35
Nazareth............ 13  9  6  7 - 35

GROUND BALLS BY PRD   1  2  3  4  Tot
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Stevens Institute...  8  9 19  6 - 42
Nazareth............  9 13  8 11 - 41

FACE-OFFS BY PRD       1     2     3     4     Total
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Stevens Institute...  4-7   3-5   8-8   2-7  - 17-27
Nazareth............  3-7   2-5   0-8   5-7  - 10-27

CLEARS BY PERIOD       1     2     3     4     Total
----------------------------------------------------
Stevens Institute...  5-6   6-8   3-3   7-9  - 21-26
Nazareth............  7-8   8-8   5-5   5-5  - 25-26

EXTRA-MAN OPPS         1     2     3     4     Total
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Stevens Institute...  0-0   0-1   0-1   0-2  -  0-4
Nazareth............  0-1   1-1   1-1   0-1  -  2-4


SAVES BY PERIOD       1  2  3  4  Tot
-------------------------------------
Stevens Institute...  3  1  1  0 -  5
Nazareth............  4  3  1  4 - 12





PENALTIES - SIT 4/3:00; NAZARETH 4/2:30.
Officials: Terry Cullen; Tim Howard; Joe Jastrzemski.

-- Courtesy Nazareth College