No. 2 Le Moyne downs Merrimack
Prevost scores pair of goals late to help seal Dolphins' victory
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Tyler Prevost scored three goals to help lead top-seeded Le Moyne to a 10-7 victory against second-seeded Merrimack on Sunday afternoon, giving the Dolphins their 10th Northeast-10 Conference Championship in program history.
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 consecutive 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.