Colchester, Vt. (3/319) The Saint Michael's College men's lacrosse team scored nine goals in the third quarter to lead them to a 14-7 victory over the visiting Chargers of Dominican College in a non-conference game played today at Duffy Field.
Following the loss Dominican is now 1-2 on the young season, while SMC improves to 1-0.
Dominican struck first as sophomore Lorcan Teahan (Sparkill, N.Y.) scored his first goal of the game off the dish from Marcos Pierce (Middleburg, Va.) with 12:45 left in the first quarter. The Purple Knights rallied with four unanswered goals that spanned the rest of the first quarter and into the second to take a 4-1 advantage with 10:35 left in the half. Teahan broke the run with his second game goal off the pass from Daniel Carson (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) to cut the deficit to 4-2 at the intermission.
Freshman attacker Luke Martini (Abington, Mass.) opened the scoring in the third quarter with an unassisted goal to bring DC within a score, but a 7-0 Purple Knight run regained a 11-3 lead with over seven minutes to play in the quarter. Carson broke the run with a man-up goal with the assist going to Ryan Fischer (Monroe, N.Y.) and Martini would later record his second game goal to make the score, 13-5 at the end of three quarters of play.
Attacker Nicholas D'Alessandro (Levittown, N.Y.) scored two man-up goals off passes from Pierce to start the fourth quarter and the last goal belonged to Saint Michael's for the 14-7 win.
D'Alessandro, Martini and Teahan scored two goals each in the loss.
Pierce had a game leading three assists.
The Chargers are scheduled to have their home opener on Wednesday afternoon when they host Molloy College at 4pm at the Torne Valley Sports Complex.