New Haven, Conn. – Despite a hat trick from James May (Branford, Conn.), the Albertus Magnus College men's lacrosse team fell at home to Anna Maria College, 13-4, in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference showdown on Wednesday evening at Celentano Field.
FINAL SCORE: Anna Maria 13 | Albertus Magnus 4
RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (2-5, 0-3) | Anna Maria (3-7, 1-2)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Anna Maria controlled the opening quarter, outscoring Albertus Magnus, 5-1, despite Brennan Moore (Meriden, Conn.) cutting the AMCATS' lead in half, 2-1, at the 8:20 mark. May would open the second scoring his 19th of the season on a man-up opportunity, but the Falcons would head into the locker room trailing the visitors' 9-2.
The Falcons' defene stepped up holding Anna Maria to only four goals over the final 30 minutes of play before suffering the conference setback, 13-4. May led Albertus Magnus in the third and fourth scoring a goal in each quarter.
BETWEEN THE PIPES
- Albertus Magnus - Jack Kerner (L, 2-5): 13 Goals-Against | 23 Saves | 36 Shots
- Anna Maria – Paul Schwarz (W, 3-7): 4 Goals-Against | 13 Saves | 17 Shots
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Anna Maria posted a 59-50 edge in ground balls as well as caused 15 of the Falcons' 33 turnovers.
- Albertus Magnus won the battle in the circle winning 15 face-offs compared to the AMCATS who only won six.
- The Falcons were 21-for-31 in clears while Anna Maria were 31-of-39.
- Both teams recorded a man-up goal.
- Four players from Albertus Magnus recorded a team-best two caused turnovers.
- Senior Brennan Moore (Meriden, Conn.) scored the Falcons' fourth and final goal.
- Anna Maria was led offensively by Brady Seymour who recorded a team-high four goals as well as added two assists, four ground balls and a caused turnover to his stat line.
- Kyle Benning paced the AMCATS defense with four caused turnovers.
- Kerner's 23-save performance was a season-high for the senior keeper.
- Sophomore Christopher Magnifico (Glastonbury, Conn.) assisted three of the Falcons' four goals.
- Freshman Jayme Toro (East Haven, Conn.) registered a team-best 15 ground balls while Austin Kozak (West Haven, Conn.) collected eight of his own.
The Falcons return to the field next week on Saturday, April 7 with a home GNAC contest against Norwich. Face-off is set for 1 p.m. at Celentano Field.