NYIT 14, Limestone 13 (OT)

May 29, 2005

PHILADELPHIA - Just one point separated second seed Limestone College (14-2) and third seed New York Institute of Technology (9-2) in the final USILA Coaches Poll. Therefore, it was only fitting that their Division II national championship match-up was decided by just one goal in overtime.

Senior midfielder Joe Gabrysiak provided the difference for Head Coach Jack Kaleys NYIT squad as his four goals, the last of which won the game in the extra session, gave the Bears a 14-13 win and their second title in three years. In addition to his four tallies, Gabrysiak also dished out four assists en route to capturing the Most Outstanding Player award.

It was my last game as a senior, explained Gabrysiak. I didnt want to go out as a loser and this was a great way to go out.

Although Gabrysiaks demeanor after the game was laidback and stoic, his move on the game-winner represented one of the most aggressive and memorable plays of the championship weekend.

I got matched up with a short stick, described Gabrysiak. I thought I could beat him on speed and then I popped [a shot] over the goalies shoulder.

Gabrysiak also received a great deal of assistance from his midfield partner Tom Zummo. The senior All-American contributed five goals on the day, including three of NYITs first four tallies. Gabrysiaks and Zummos efforts compensated for a Bears offense that was repeatedly stymied by a stingy Saints defensive corps led by sophomore goaltender Marty Ward.

The entire game ebbed and flowed as neither team failed to string together more than two-consecutive goals. A record crowd of 21,052 people may have fazed both teams as each committed numerous turnovers and unnecessary penalties. NYIT appeared to control the play for much of the first half but failed to pull away.

A combination of a disciplined defense and a balanced offensive attack kept Limestone in the game despite the success of NYITs dynamic midfield duo of Zummo and Gabrysiak. The Saints had six different players score, led by senior David Woosters four tallies. Senior attacker Robert Woody also recorded a hat trick on the day.

Limestone senior midfielder Patrick Cardiff upstaged his teammates efforts, however, when he scored twice in the final three minutes to tie the score at 13 and send the game to overtime. This was the third time that the Division II championship game has been decided in an extra session.

Despite allowing 13 goals on the day, NYIT put forth a superb defensive effort against a Saints attack that had averaged over 20 goals per game coming into the final. The Bears defense was especially effective against attacker Roger Vyse, the nations leading scorer. Although Vyse scored twice, the second of which broke a 34-year old Division II record for goals in a season with 71, he very rarely possessed the ball in the offensive zone.

Techs defense put a lot of pressure on me, said Vyse. They didnt give me a chance to see the ball much.

When Vyse did get the ball, he seemed to have trouble solving Bears senior goaltender Anthony Litterel. Litterel ended up with 12 saves in the game, including a huge save on Brad Patridge with his team trailing by one and just under six minutes remaining.

This game represented the third-consecutive year that Limestone has lost in the title game and the second-straight year in which the Saints lost in overtime. This lost had to be especially difficult for Limestone to stomach, considering that it had already beaten previously undefeated LeMoyne on the road to get to the championship game.

First-year Limestone Head Coach Chris Hasbrouck, however, took a positive approach to his teams defeat.

We played hard all year and got better every day, explained Hasbrouck. I think we can take consolation in the fact that people were coming up to us and telling us what a great game it was to watch.

Unfortunately for Hasbrouck and company, the other team had the best player on the field and he made the games best play.

[Gabrysiak] had a great game in the biggest game. said Kaley, Thats what the best do and hes one of the best.

 
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                           Lacrosse Box Score (Final)
                            2005 NCAA Championships
              NYIT vs Limestone (May 29, 2005 at Philadelphia, PA)

NYIT (10-2) vs.                                   SCORE BY PERIOD       1  2  3  4 OT  Tot
Limestone (15-2)                                  ----------------------------------------
Date: May 29, 2005  Attendance: 21803             NYIT................  3  3  3  4  1 - 14
Weather: low 70s                                  Limestone...........  4  3  2  4  0 - 13
NYIT SCORING: GOALS: Zummo, Tom 5; Gabrysiak, Joe 4; Henderson, Keith 2; Droge,
Joe 1; Montali, Paul 1; Maxwell, Mike 1.
ASSISTS: Gabrysiak, Joe 4; Droge, Joe 2; Henderson, Keith 1.
Limestone SCORING: GOALS: Wooster, David 4; Woody, Bobby 3; Cardiff, Patrick 2;
Vyse, Roger 2; Heavenor, Nolan 1; Patridge, Brad 1.
ASSISTS: Heavenor, Nolan 2; Wooster, David 2; Cardiff, Patrick 1; Woody, Bobby
1.


SHOTS BY PERIOD       1  2  3  4 OT  Tot
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NYIT................  9  8  5  4  1 - 27
Limestone........... 11  8  8 12  0 - 39
GROUND BALLS BY PRD   1  2  3  4 OT  Tot
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NYIT................ 12  5 11  8  2 - 38
Limestone........... 10 15 13 13  1 - 52
FACE-OFFS BY PRD       1     2     3     4     OT    Total
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NYIT................  5-8   1-7   3-6   1-8   0-1  - 10-30
Limestone...........  3-8   6-7   3-6   7-8   1-1  - 20-30
CLEARS BY PERIOD       1     2     3     4     OT    Total
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NYIT................  3-5   4-4   4-6   3-4   0-0  - 14-19
Limestone...........  5-5   3-3   3-4   3-4   0-1  - 14-17
EXTRA-MAN OPPS         1     2     3     4     OT    Total
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NYIT................  0-1   0-0   0-0   1-1   0-0  -  1-2
Limestone...........  2-2   0-0   0-1   1-2   0-0  -  3-5

SAVES BY PERIOD       1  2  3  4 OT  Tot
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NYIT................  3  2  4  3  0 - 12
Limestone...........  2  3  0  0  0 -  5
TURNOVERS BY PRD      1  2  3  4 OT  Tot
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NYIT................  7  1  7  6  1 - 22
Limestone...........  5  4  5  6  2 - 22


PENALTIES - NYIT 5/3:00; LIME 2/1:00.
Officials: Tom Young; Buzz Lynn; Eric Evans.
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                           Lacrosse Box Score (Final)
                            2005 NCAA Championships
              NYIT vs Limestone (May 29, 2005 at Philadelphia, PA)

Limestone
Pos. ## Player                       G   A Pts  Sh SOG GB  Face T/O  CT  Pen-Min
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G    26 Ward, Marty.........         -   -   -   -   -  2   -     -   -
A    6  Wooster, David......         4   2   6  10   6  6   -     5   -
M    8  Buppert, Jesse......         -   -   -   1   -  1   -     1   -
A    13 Woody, Bobby........         3   1   4   8   6  1   -     2   -
A    22 Vyse, Roger.........         2   -   2   5   3  6   -     3   -
M    23 Patridge, Brad......         1   -   1   4   3  3   -     3   -  2/ 1:00
D    36 McQuinn, Sean.......         -   -   -   -   -  3   -     -   -
D    42 Fairbanks, Blaine...         -   -   -   -   -  1   -     -   -
M    44 Heavenor, Nolan.....         1   2   3   3   2 14 18-28   1   -
D    49 Pinder, Matt........         -   -   -   -   -  2   -     -   -
     ---------- Substitutes ----------
     1  Wolff, Chris........         -   -   -   1   -  1   -     2   -
     4  Freudiger, Mike.....         -   -   -   -   -  2   -     -   -
     7  Beekman, Harley.....         -   -   -   -   -  1  2-2    -   -
     10 DeLonga, Andrew.....         -   -   -   -   -  1   -     -   -
     11 Schroeder, Nick.....         -   -   -   -   -  1   -     -   -
     14 Cardiff, Patrick....         2   1   3   6   4  2   -     3   -
     15 Spilker, Brock......         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   -
     20 Thompson, Phil......         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   -
     21 Zents, Kyle.........         -   -   -   1   1  3   -     -   -
     31 Dalrymple, Pete.....         -   -   -   -   -  2   -     1   -
        Totals..............        13   6  19  39  25 52 20-30  22   0  2/ 1:00
GOALTENDER SUMMARY
Limestone                 Minutes   GA   W/L   1   2   3   4  OT Saves
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26 Ward, Marty.........     61:56   14   OTL   2   3   0   0   0     5

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)
                            2005 NCAA Championships
              NYIT vs Limestone (May 29, 2005 at Philadelphia, PA)

NYIT
Pos. ## Player                       G   A Pts  Sh SOG GB  Face T/O  CT  Pen-Min
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G    20 Letterel, Anthony...         -   -   -   -   -  4   -     2   -
A    4  Montali, Paul.......         1   -   1   3   1  1   -     -   -
M    6  Cullin, Jared.......         -   -   -   -   -  1   -     -   -
M    9  Zummo, Tom..........         5   -   5   6   6  2   -     4   -  1/ 0:30
D    10 Palmer, Ed..........         -   -   -   -   -  4   -     1   -
M    22 Gabrysiak, Joe......         4   4   8   5   4  3   -     1   -  1/ 0:30
D    23 Sorrentino, Steven..         -   -   -   -   -  2   -     1   -
A    29 Henderson, Keith....         2   1   3   2   2  3   -     4   -
A    41 Droge, Joe..........         1   2   3   5   3  3   -     1   -
D    42 Vitucci, Chris......         -   -   -   -   -  1   -     3   -
     ---------- Substitutes ----------
     1  Greco, Nick.........         -   -   -   -   -  1  3-12   -   -
     2  Schmidt, Chip.......         -   -   -   1   1  2   -     2   -
     3  Acosta, Angel.......         -   -   -   -   -  1   -     -   -
     7  Sepesi, Chris.......         -   -   -   3   1  -   -     1   -
     16 Vasold, Joseph......         -   -   -   1   -  8  7-18   1   -  2/ 1:00
     21 Hellberg, Brian.....         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   -  1/ 1:00
     25 Miller, Matt........         -   -   -   -   -  1   -     -   -
     28 Kermidas, John......         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   -
     31 Maxwell, Mike.......         1   -   1   1   1  1   -     -   -
        Totals..............        14   7  21  27  19 38 10-30  22   0  5/ 3:00
GOALTENDER SUMMARY
NYIT                      Minutes   GA   W/L   1   2   3   4  OT Saves
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20 Letterel, Anthony...     61:56   13    W    3   2   4   3   0    12

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)
                            2005 NCAA Championships
              NYIT vs Limestone (May 29, 2005 at Philadelphia, PA)


SCORING SUMMARY:
    Prd  Time Team     Type Goal Scorer                       Assists
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1.  1st 14:39 LIME     UP   Heavenor, Nolan (42)              Wooster, David
2.      12:48 LIME     UP   Wooster, David (50)               Woody, Bobby
3.      12:18 NYIT     EVEN Gabrysiak, Joe (15)               Unassisted
4.       6:57 LIME     EVEN Woody, Bobby (46)                 Unassisted
5.       4:05 NYIT     EVEN Zummo, Tom (28)                   Gabrysiak, Joe
6.       1:42 LIME     EVEN Wooster, David (51)               Unassisted
7.       1:27 NYIT     EVEN Zummo, Tom (29)                   Droge, Joe
8.  2nd 14:18 NYIT     EVEN Zummo, Tom (30)                   Unassisted
9.      12:58 LIME     EVEN Patridge, Brad (16)               Unassisted
10.     11:32 NYIT     EVEN Maxwell, Mike (4)                 Henderson, Keith
11.     10:56 NYIT     EVEN Gabrysiak, Joe (16)               Unassisted
12.      9:56 LIME     EVEN Woody, Bobby (47)                 Unassisted
13.      7:55 LIME     EVEN Woody, Bobby (48)                 Unassisted
14. 3rd 12:42 NYIT     EVEN Henderson, Keith (26)             Gabrysiak, Joe
15.     11:09 NYIT     EVEN Droge, Joe (32)                   Gabrysiak, Joe
16.     10:41 LIME     EVEN Wooster, David (52)               Heavenor, Nolan
17.     10:00 LIME     EVEN Vyse, Roger (70)                  Cardiff, Patrick
18.      6:37 NYIT     EVEN Henderson, Keith (27)             Unassisted
19. 4th 12:40 LIME     EVEN Wooster, David (53)               Unassisted
20.     10:03 NYIT     EVEN Zummo, Tom (31)                   Droge, Joe
21.      8:20 NYIT     EVEN Gabrysiak, Joe (17)               Unassisted
22.      8:14 LIME     EVEN Vyse, Roger (71)                  Heavenor, Nolan
23.      4:29 NYIT     UP   Montali, Paul (33)                Gabrysiak, Joe
24.      3:14 NYIT     EVEN Zummo, Tom (33)                   Unassisted
25.      2:41 LIME     UP   Cardiff, Patrick (33)             Wooster, David
26.      1:44 LIME     EVEN Cardiff, Patrick (34)             Unassisted
27. OT   2:04 NYIT     EVEN Gabrysiak, Joe (18)               Unassisted


PENALTY SUMMARY:
Prd  Time Team     ##-Player                Min     Offense
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1st 14:47 NYIT     16-Vasold, Joseph       0:30 PP  HOLDING.................................
    13:04 NYIT     9 -Zummo, Tom           0:30 PP  OFFSIDE.................................
    04:38 LIME     23-Patridge, Brad       0:30 PP  PUSHING.................................
3rd 00:12 NYIT     21-Hellberg, Brian      1:00 PP  SLASHING................................
4th 04:48 LIME     23-Patridge, Brad       0:30 PP  HOLDING.................................
    04:05 NYIT     22-Gabrysiak, Joe       0:30 PP  PUSHING.................................
    02:56 NYIT     16-Vasold, Joseph       0:30 PP  PUSHING.................................


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