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.@GoGriffsLax gives Florida Southern battle in 12-10 loss

Thursday, 3rd March 2016

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 3/3/16
From Press Release

Florida Southern College scored three third-quarter goals to fuel a 12-10 victory over Visiting Chestnut Hill College today in Division II men’s lacrosse action.

CHC sophomore attack Dylan Klusaritz (Parkland) brought Chestnut Hill College within one tally, 10-9, midway through in the fourth quarter (8:44), but the Moccasins scored the next two goals.

Junior attack Alec Dambach (Howell, N.J.) led the Griffins with a five-point (four goals and an assist) performance that included four ground balls.

Florida Southern College (5-2) owned the contest’s initial advantage with the first three tallies of the afternoon. The first came unassisted at 12:43, 1-0, the second on a man-up opportunity just 35 second later (12:08), 2-0, and the third just before the 10-minute mark (10:03), 3-0.

But not to be outdone, Chestnut Hill College (0-3) fired back with three consecutive goals of their own as senior attack Michael Plaia (Hicksville, N.Y.) sandwiched his second goal of the season (3-2 at 4:51) between a pair of Dambach tallies at 6:05 (3-1) and 3:18 (3-3) to knot the contest at 3-3. Each side scored once more in the final three minutes of the frame, leaving the first-quarter spread a 4-4.

The second quarter ended evenly as well with Chestnut Hill College bookending the Moccasins’ three-goal streak with an opening tally from junior midfielder Justin Albarran (Freehold, N.J.), 5-3 at 13:02, and a pair of catchup-goals from Markey, 7-6 at 4:45, and Plaia, 7-7 at 4:23.

Behind Dambach, Markey and Plaia each finished with a pair of goals while Klusaritz and Albarran accounted for the others. Sophomore defenseman Daniel DePasquale (Livingston, N.J.) headlined the Chestnut Hill College defense with three ground balls and two caused turnovers. Junior goalkeeper Thomas McDermott (Ridley) took the loss (0-3) despite a career-high 16 saves and a ground ball.

The Griffins return home to open their East Coast Conference (ECC) schedule on Sunday, March 6, with a 1:00 p.m. home-opener versus Molloy College.



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