Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/14/22
From Press Release
In a back-and-forth game for nearly 60 minutes, the visiting Saint Joseph’s men’s lacrosse team fell to fourth-seeded Yale 18-16 on Saturday evening in the program’s first-ever NCAA Tournament game.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
St. Joe’s scored the first goal of the game with a rip from Levi Anderson before two Yale goals put the hosts up 2-1. SJU responded with two-consecutive of its own, both by Tucker Brown, to push the Hawks up 3-2. The Bulldogs finished the period with two unanswered to hold a 4-3 lead.
The Hawks netted the first of the second stanza in transition as Matt Popeck found Matt Bohmer in front of the net after a turnover to tie things up a four. About 2:30 later, the home team answered to regain the lead 5-4 before the media break at 9:51. The Crimson and Gray jumped on a 5-1 run over a 7:33 span to pull ahead 9-6. Yale rebounded with a 2-0 advantage over the final 1:48 of the half to pull within one, 9-8.
The Bulldogs claimed two goals over the first 4:13 of the second half to jump ahead 10-9. A 3-2 Yale margin up to the media timeout at 7:39 put the Bulldogs up 13-11. The teams traded the final four scores for a 15-13 Yale lead.
The Hawks tallied a pair of scores to tie the game at 15 apiece with 7:25 remaining in the final quarter. Yale answered with three of the final four to seal the victory.
BEHIND THE BOX SCORE:
Anderson, Bohmer, and Brown all finished with hat tricks to lead the team.
Colin Reich, Levi Verch and Carter Page all accounted for a pair of goals with Reich adding an assist. Austin Strazzulla rounded out the goal scoring with one.
Shane Fable dished out two assists, while Popeck handed out one.
Zach Cole went 22-of-37 from the dot and picked up 12 ground balls. He also assisted a score.
Robbie Seeley made nine saves and picked up the decision.
St. Joe’s defensemen Joe Burnham (La Salle) and Pat Clemens (Springfield-Delco) each had two groundballs and a caused turnover while fellow defender Logan Blondell (Southern Lehigh) had two caused tyrnocers ans a groundball.
For Yale, defenseman Chris Fake (Hun School) had a groundball and a caused turnover while Bryce DeMuth (Avon Grove) had a turnover.