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Men’s lacrosse: Army stifles St. Joe’s, 13-5

Sunday, 28th February 2021

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 2/28/21
From Press Release

Host Army jumped out to a 9-1 lead by the halftime break and held on as the Saint Joseph’s men’s lacrosse squad fell to the #6/#7 Black Knights, 13-5, at Michie Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

With the loss, the Hawks fall to 0-3 while the Black Knights improve to 2-1.

Junior face-off specialist Zach Cole (Lenape) went 14-of-22 from the X with 10 ground balls for St. Joe’s while senior midfielder Shane Fable and sophomore attackman Matt Bohmer scored twice each to lead the Hawks’ offense.

Graduate student goalkeeper Jack Zullo (0-3) made six saves vs. nine goals allowed in the first 30:00. Senior Tucker Almany came in in relief and made four saves vs. four goals allowed in the final 30:00.

For Army, Doug Jones (Avon Grove) had two groundballs.

How It Happened
Q1 & Q2 – Army’s Brendan Nichtern scored his first of four goals on the day at the 12:58 mark of the first quarter. Fable equalized at 12:24, but the Black Knights tore off on an 8-0 run to close the half with a 9-1 advantage. Army outshot St. Joe’s 24-12 in the first half, landing 15 of those shots on goal. Cole went 8-of-12 from the X while Zullo made six saves in the opening 30:00.

Q3 – Saint Joseph’s junior midfielder Ryan Doran (9:44, assisted by sophomore attackman Levi Anderson) and Fable (9:11) scored 33 seconds apart to open the third and close SJU’s deficit to six goals, 9-3, but Nichtern responded with a pair (5:52, 2:18) to send Army into the fourth quarter back on top by eight, 11-3. Almany came in to make three of his four saves in the third quarter.

Q4 – Bohmer scored both of SJU’s goals in the fourth to open (13:48, assisted by junior midfielder Tucker Brown) and close (:17) the final quarter. However, Nichtern and Army’s Nicholas Garofano tacked on two more in between Bohmer’s pair en route to Army’s 13-5 victory.