April 27, 2012

Men’s Lax Wins Fifth Straight In Rout of SCSU

            Stonehill came out firing and scored within the first 40 seconds of the game. Strong face off play and hard riding kept the ball in Stonehill’s offensive end for the vast majority of the game, and Southern Connecticut was rarely able to settle the ball on their own offensive end.
            Sean Golden, Jim Amato, Kevin Diamond and Justin Giddings won a combined 26 out of 28 face offs. Golden also scooped a team-high 12 ground balls, and Giddings scored a hat trick. Bobby Flippin scored 8 goals and added 2 assists. Anthony Powers gave 5 assists. August Radbill and Connor Green each scored 2 goals and 2 assists. Tom Connolly scored his first career goal. Mike Phillips and Alex Arnott split time in net and held SCSU to just 4 goals.
            Head Coach Joe McDonough pleased with his team’s performance, stated, “Our team came out and took care of business tonight. Our attack looked very good and played patient, methodical offense which is what we’ve been working toward all season. A lot of players saw more action than they’re used to tonight, and they showed how much their skills have progressed and how well they understand what we’re trying to do on the field. All very encouraging things as we get closer and closer to the postseason.”
            Stonehill’s next game is their regular season finale, a home game on Saturday, April 28, at 2PM, against the Central Connecticut State University Blue Devils.