Limestone 9, Le Moyne 8

May 21, 2005

SYRACUSE, NY -- Just minutes left to play. Limestone leads LeMoyne by one. The Saints trying to kill the clock...sound familiar to anyone? Last year the game ended in heartbreak.

This year the Saints knocked off #1 LeMoyne and ended their NCAA Division II record 30 game winning streak with a 9-8 win. With three games in the all-time series, a Limestone vs. LeMoyne match up has never disappointed, and todays game certainly lived up to the billing.

After the final buzzer, Corcoran High School fans could be heard amongst the 1,890 on hand, chanting Mar-ty, Mar-ty! Sophomore goalkeeper and Syracuse native Marty Ward turned in the game of his life in front of his hometown fans. Ward recorded 14 saves including 6 in the final period.

Something had to give in this battle of Goliaths. LeMoyne boasted the nations best defense while Limestones potent offense is tops in the nation. Prior to the game, LeMoyne players felt they could limit Limestone to 6 goals or less. The Saints nearly had that total in the first half and finished with more goals than the Dolphins had allowed since their last meeting with Limestone in Baltimore.

LeMoyne drew first blood when Kyle Reichel scored just 15 seconds into the game. Limestone called a timeout to regroup and inside of the 13 minute mark Jesse Buppert evened the score at one. Everytime LeMoyne scored Limestone would answer, but the Saints were unable to take the lead. That is until Roger Vyse scored his 3rd goal of the first half with 22 seconds to go, giving the Saints a 5-4 edge at the break.

Nolan Heavenor opened the scoring in the second half to give Limestone a two goal margin, which would prove to be the largest lead of the game. The two teams continued to trade goals. Vyse put Limestone back up by a pair at 9-7 when he scored his 4th goal of the game with 8:10 to play. With 4:09 on the clock, LeMoynes Mike McDonald found the net for the second time to pull the Dolphins within one.

Heavenor then went to midfield for a huge face-off. He corralled the ball and the Saints took a quick shot that missed high. Limestone retained possession with just over 3:00 to play and began to kill the clock. With 11 seconds left LeMoyne came up with a ground ball behind the Limestone net. The Dolphins got a last second desperation shot off, but it sailed safely wide and Limestone took the 9-8 win.

Vyse led the way for Limestone with 5 points on 4 goals and an assist. Patrick Cardiff had 3 points on a goal and 2 assists. Heavenor scored 2 goals to go with 1 assist while winning 10-of-19 face-offs.

LeMoyne outshot Limestone 42-25, but the Saints controlled the ball by winning 11-of-20 face-offs. Penalties were lopsided as LeMoyne converted just 2-of-9 extra man opportunities while Limestone was successful on 1-of-5. Marty Ward was the difference in the game as he recorded 14 saves, many in one-on-one point blank situations. LeMoynes Jared Corcoran managed just 4 saves for the Dolphins.

Brandon Spillett and Mike McDonald each scored a pair of goals for LeMoyne while Matt Holdrige had two assists.

Marty was the difference today, said Head Coach Chris Hasbrouck. We couldnt have asked for more from him. We challenged our defense. We were patient, and the defense stepped up today. We were just a little bit better than they were today in a great game.

After the game, Ward said it a thrill to play in front of so many friends and family members. This is the greatest feeling of my life. We talked about redemption a lot and felt that they kind of stole it from us last year. It was great to get another chance and to pull it off.

With the win, Limestone advances to the national championship game for an NCAA Division II record 6th consecutive year. The Saints will play NYIT in Philadelphia on May 29.

                       Lacrosse Box Score (Final)
                               Le Moyne Lacrosse
          #2 Limestone vs #1 Le Moyne (May 21, 2005 at Syracuse, N.Y.)



Limestone (15-1) vs.                              SCORE BY PERIOD       1  2  3  4  Tot
Le Moyne (14-1)                                   -------------------------------------
Date: May 21, 2005  Attendance: 1890              Limestone...........  2  3  3  1 -  9
Weather: mid 60's, partly cloudy, light wind      Le Moyne............  2  2  2  2 -  8

Limestone SCORING: GOALS: Vyse, Roger 4; Heavenor, Nolan 2; Cardiff,
Patrick 1; Woody, Bobby 1; Buppert, Jesse 1.
ASSISTS: Cardiff, Patrick 2; Heavenor, Nolan 1; Vyse, Roger 1;
Wooster, David 1.

Le Moyne SCORING: GOALS: Mike McDonald 2; Brandon Spillett 2; Matt
Holdridge 1; Kyle Reichel 1; Ryan Lewis 1; Craig Rosecrans 1.
ASSISTS: Matt Holdridge 2; Mike McDonald 1.




SHOTS BY PERIOD       1  2  3  4  Tot
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Limestone...........  8  7  7  3 - 25
Le Moyne............ 11  9  9 13 - 42

GROUND BALLS BY PRD   1  2  3  4  Tot
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Limestone...........  7  8  5  6 - 26
Le Moyne............ 12  9  7 12 - 40

FACE-OFFS BY PRD       1     2     3     4     Total
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Limestone...........  2-5   4-6   3-5   2-4  - 11-20
Le Moyne............  3-5   2-6   2-5   2-4  -  9-20

CLEARS BY PERIOD       1     2     3     4     Total
----------------------------------------------------
Limestone...........  4-6   3-4   5-5   2-6  - 14-21
Le Moyne............  4-5   5-5   4-5   2-4  - 15-19

EXTRA-MAN OPPS         1     2     3     4     Total
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Limestone...........  0-0   0-2   1-1   0-2  -  1-5
Le Moyne............  0-2   1-2   1-3   0-2  -  2-9


SAVES BY PERIOD       1  2  3  4  Tot
-------------------------------------
Limestone...........  5  1  2  6 - 14
Le Moyne............  0  3  1  0 -  4





PENALTIES - Limestone 9/7:00; Le Moyne 5/3:00.
Officials: Tom Hoeland; Tim Howard; Steve Miller. Scorer: Jonathan Maggart.
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                                                                      Official signature
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                           Lacrosse Box Score (Final)
                               Le Moyne Lacrosse
          #2 Limestone vs #1 Le Moyne (May 21, 2005 at Syracuse, N.Y.)



Le Moyne
Pos. ## Player                       G   A Pts  Sh SOG GB  Face  Pen-Min
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A    6  Jason Longo.........         -   -   -   1   1  5   -
A    32 Matt Holdridge......         1   2   3   3   2  1   -
A    4  Brandon Spillett....         2   -   2   7   5  3   -
M    23 Ryan Lewis..........         1   -   1   5   3  2   -
M    19 Mike McDonald.......         2   1   3   9   4  3   -    1/ 0:30
M    12 Kyle Reichel........         1   -   1   8   4  1   -    1/ 1:00
D    11 Matt Juriga.........         -   -   -   1   -  5   -
D    7  Chris Doran.........         -   -   -   -   -  1   -
D    2  Travis Tarr.........         -   -   -   -   -  -   -
GK   13 Jared Corcoran......         -   -   -   -   -  2   -    1/ 0:30
     ---------- Substitutes ----------
     3  Ryan Fennell........         -   -   -   -   -  -   -
     5  Brian Cost..........         -   -   -   1   -  1   -
     10 Chris Moore.........         -   -   -   -   -  3  3-12
     16 Alex Bily...........         -   -   -   2   1  1   -
     17 Ted Rund............         -   -   -   -   -  3   -    1/ 0:30
     18 Ed Street...........         -   -   -   -   -  -   -    1/ 0:30
     22 Chris Hand..........         -   -   -   -   -  2   -
     24 Tom Donahue.........         -   -   -   -   -  -   -
     25 Kevin Kohl..........         -   -   -   -   -  -   -
     33 Craig Rosecrans.....         1   -   1   4   1  3   -
     35 Russ Oechsle........         -   -   -   -   -  -   -
     43 Mike Malone.........         -   -   -   -   -  -   -
     45 Dan Zeigler.........         -   -   -   -   -  -   -
     46 Bob Tulowiecki......         -   -   -   1   1  4  6-8

        Totals..............         8   3  11  42  22 40  9-20  5/ 3:00

GOALTENDER SUMMARY
Le Moyne                  Minutes   GA   W/L Saves
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13 Jared Corcoran......     58:55    9    L      4
3  Ryan Fennell........      1:05    0           0


Legend: Sh=shots  SOG-shots on goal  G=goals scored  A=assists  Face=faceoffs  T/O=turnovers
CT=caused turnover  SC=stick check  INT=interception  BLK=blocked pass/shot  DCH=drawn charge
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                           Lacrosse Box Score (Final)
                               Le Moyne Lacrosse
          #2 Limestone vs #1 Le Moyne (May 21, 2005 at Syracuse, N.Y.)



Limestone
Pos. ## Player                       G   A Pts  Sh SOG GB  Face  Pen-Min
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A    13 Woody, Bobby........         1   -   1   5   2  -   -
A    22 Vyse, Roger.........         4   1   5   4   4  -   -    1/ 0:30
A    6  Wooster, David......         -   1   1   1   -  -   -
M    23 Patridge, Brad......         -   -   -   3   -  -   -    1/ 1:00
M    44 Heavenor, Nolan.....         2   1   3   2   2  8 10-19  1/ 0:30
M    8  Buppert, Jesse......         1   -   1   1   1  -   -
D    36 McQuinn, Sean.......         -   -   -   -   -  1   -    2/ 1:30
D    42 Fairbanks, Blaine...         -   -   -   -   -  -   -
D    49 Pinder, Matt........         -   -   -   -   -  3   -
GK   26 Ward, Marty.........         -   -   -   -   -  8   -
     ---------- Substitutes ----------
     1  Wolff, Chris........         -   -   -   -   -  3   -
     4  Freudiger, Mike.....         -   -   -   -   -  1   -
     7  Beekman, Harley.....         -   -   -   -   -  -  1-1
     14 Cardiff, Patrick....         1   2   3   7   2  1   -    2/ 1:30
     17 Waite, Josh.........         -   -   -   1   1  -   -
     21 Zents, Kyle.........         -   -   -   1   1  1   -
     31 Dalrymple, Pete.....         -   -   -   -   -  -   -
     55 Dion, Corey.........         -   -   -   -   -  -   -    2/ 2:00

        Totals..............         9   5  14  25  13 26 11-20  9/ 7:00

GOALTENDER SUMMARY
Limestone                 Minutes   GA   W/L Saves
--------------------------------------------------
26 Ward, Marty.........     60:00    8    W     14


Legend: Sh=shots  SOG-shots on goal  G=goals scored  A=assists  Face=faceoffs  T/O=turnovers
CT=caused turnover  SC=stick check  INT=interception  BLK=blocked pass/shot  DCH=drawn charge
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                           Lacrosse Box Score (Final)
                               Le Moyne Lacrosse
          #2 Limestone vs #1 Le Moyne (May 21, 2005 at Syracuse, N.Y.)




SCORING SUMMARY:
    Prd  Time Team     Type Goal Scorer                       Assists                                   H-V
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1.  1st 14:45 LEM      EVEN Kyle Reichel (13)................ Unassisted...............................  1-0
2.      12:29 LIM      EVEN Buppert, Jesse (15).............. Unassisted...............................  1-1
3.      10:59 LEM      EVEN Craig Rosecrans (18)............. Mike McDonald (18)......................  2-1
4.       5:39 LIM      EVEN Vyse, Roger (66)................. Unassisted...............................  2-2
5.  2nd 12:45 LEM      EVEN Matt Holdridge (25).............. Unassisted...............................  3-2
6.      10:34 LIM      EVEN Vyse, Roger (67)................. Cardiff, Patrick (13)...................  3-3
7.       7:52 LEM      UP   Mike McDonald (34)............... Matt Holdridge (12).....................  4-3
8.       7:43 LIM      EVEN Heavenor, Nolan (40)............. Unassisted...............................  4-4
9.       0:22 LIM      EVEN Vyse, Roger (68)................. Cardiff, Patrick (14)...................  4-5
10. 3rd 14:20 LIM      EVEN Heavenor, Nolan (41)............. Wooster, David (30).....................  4-6
11.     10:32 LEM      EVEN Brandon Spillett (18)............ Unassisted...............................  5-6
12.     10:06 LIM      EVEN Cardiff, Patrick (42)............ Unassisted...............................  5-7
13.      7:30 LEM      UP   Ryan Lewis (16).................. Matt Holdridge (13).....................  6-7
14.      4:44 LIM      UP   Woody, Bobby (45)................ Vyse, Roger (29)........................  6-8
15. 4th  8:24 LEM      EVEN Brandon Spillett (19)............ Unassisted...............................  7-8
16.      8:10 LIM      EVEN Vyse, Roger (69)................. Heavenor, Nolan (15)....................  7-9
17.      4:09 LEM      EVEN Mike McDonald (35)............... Unassisted...............................  8-9




PENALTY SUMMARY:
Prd  Time Team     ##-Player                Min     Offense
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1st 04:00 LIM      36-McQuinn, Sean        0:30 PP  PUSHING..................................
    01:14 LIM      14-Cardiff, Patrick     1:00 PP  TRIPPING.................................
2nd 11:36 LIM      44-Heavenor, Nolan      0:30 PP  HOLDING..................................
    08:17 LIM      36-McQuinn, Sean        1:00 PP  SLASHING.................................
    04:50 LEM      17-Ted Rund             0:30 PP  HOLDING..................................
    00:22 LEM      12-Kyle Reichel         1:00 PP  SLASHING.................................
3rd 07:52 LIM      55-Dion, Corey          1:00 PP  ILLEGAL BODY CHECK.......................
    06:58 LIM      55-Dion, Corey          1:00 PP  SLASHING.................................
    05:04 LEM      19-Mike McDonald        0:30 PP  HOLDING..................................
    00:35 LIM      22-Vyse, Roger          0:30 PP  PUSHING..................................
4th 12:28 LIM      14-Cardiff, Patrick     0:30 PP  HOLDING..................................
    06:28 LIM      23-Patridge, Brad       1:00 PP  SLASHING.................................
    03:42 LEM      18-Ed Street            0:30 PP  OFFSIDE..................................
    01:46 LEM      13-Jared Corcoran       0:30 PP  PUSHING..................................



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Lacrosse Game Summary
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                         Lacrosse Game Summary (Final)
                               Le Moyne Lacrosse
          #2 Limestone vs #1 Le Moyne (May 21, 2005 at Syracuse, N.Y.)

                      Limestone (15-1) vs. Le Moyne (14-1)
Date: May 21, 2005  Location: Syracuse, N.Y.        Stadium: Niland Athl. Complex
Attendance:1890   Start time:12:05 pm  End time:2:05 pm   Total time:2:00


SCORE BY PERIOD       1  2  3  4  Tot
-------------------------------------
Limestone...........  2  3  3  1 -  9
Le Moyne............  2  2  2  2 -  8

Limestone SCORING: GOALS: Vyse, Roger 4; Heavenor, Nolan 2; Cardiff,
Patrick 1; Woody, Bobby 1; Buppert, Jesse 1.
ASSISTS: Cardiff, Patrick 2; Heavenor, Nolan 1; Vyse, Roger 1;
Wooster, David 1.

Le Moyne SCORING: GOALS: Mike McDonald 2; Brandon Spillett 2; Matt
Holdridge 1; Kyle Reichel 1; Ryan Lewis 1; Craig Rosecrans 1.
ASSISTS: Matt Holdridge 2; Mike McDonald 1.

Limestone GROUND BALLS: Heavenor, Nolan 8; Ward, Marty 8; Pinder, Matt
3; Wolff, Chris 3; Cardiff, Patrick 1; Freudiger, Mike 1; McQuinn,
Sean 1; Zents, Kyle 1.

Le Moyne GROUND BALLS: Matt Juriga 5; Jason Longo 5; Bob Tulowiecki 4;
Mike McDonald 3; Chris Moore 3; Craig Rosecrans 3; Ted Rund 3; Brandon
Spillett 3; Jared Corcoran 2; Chris Hand 2; Ryan Lewis 2; Alex Bily 1;
Brian Cost 1; Chris Doran 1; Matt Holdridge 1; Kyle Reichel 1.

SHOTS - Limestone 25; Le Moyne 42.
SHOTS ON GOAL - Limestone 13; Le Moyne 22.

PENALTIES - Limestone 9/7:00; Le Moyne 5/3:00.
MAN-UP OPPORTUNITIES - Limestone 1-5; Le Moyne 2-9.

FACEOFFS - Limestone 11-20; Le Moyne 9-20.

CLEARS - Limestone 14-21; Le Moyne 15-19.

GOALIES - LIM: Ward, Marty 15-1 (60:00 minutes, 22 shots-14 saves, 8
GA); LEM: Jared Corcoran 12-1 (58:55, 13-4, 9) , Ryan Fennell (01:05,
0-0, 0).

Start time: 12:05 pm  Finish time: 2:05 pm   Length of game: 2:00
Officials: Tom Hoeland; Tim Howard; Steve Miller. Scorer: Jonathan
Maggart.

A-1890 T-2:00






-- Courtesy Limestone