Standish, Me. – Despite a three-goal, three assist performance from freshman Jordan Garguilo (West Haven, Conn.), the Albertus Magnus College men's lacrosse team lost, 17-6, to GNAC foe Saint Joseph's of Maine on Saturday afternon at the SJC Athletics Complex.
FINAL SCORE: Saint Joseph's of Maine 17 | Albertus Magnus 6
RECORDS: Albertus Magnus 2-9, 0-6) | Saint Joseph's of Maine (7-7, 3-3)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Saint Joseph's of Maine took control in the opening quarter scoring seven unanswered goals, 7-0, before extending its lead to 13-0, after netting six straight to start off the second.
Garguilo got the Falcons on the board at the 5:55 mark as he was able to find the back of the net for his fifth of the season. Shortly after, the Monks tacked on two more goals to hold a 15-1 lead at the half.
Albertus Magnus continued to fight back on offense, outscoring the hosts 5-2 over the final 30 minutes of play, but it wasn't enough to make the comeback as the Falcons fell on the road, 17-6.
BETWEEN THE PIPES
- Albertus Magnus – John Brunetti (L, 0-4): 14 Goasl-Against | 10 Saves | 24 Shots
- Albertus Magnus – Jack Kerner: 3 Goals-Against | 10 Saves | 13 Shots
- Saint Joseph's of Maine – Connor Trainor (W, 7-7): 1 Goal-Agianst | 5 Saves | 6 Shots
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Saint Joseph's posted considerable advantages in shots (69-29) and ground balls (45-29).
- both teams won 13 face-off attempts on the afternoon.
- The Monks were 5-10 in man-up situations and held the Falcons to a 0-10 performance in man-up scenarios.
- Saint Joseph's Shane Fors won 12 of 15 face-off attempts and picked up six ground balls.
- Albertus Magnus was 15-of-22 in clear attempts compared to the Monks who finished nearly perfect, 19-of-21.
- Freshman Jayme Toro (East Haven, Conn.) won 13 of 26 face-off bids and added five ground balls.
- Senior Brennan Moore (Meriden, Conn.) potted a pair of goals with an assist.
- Michael Finn led the offensive unit for the hosts as the junior finished the day with four goals on six shots.
Albertus Magnus returns home to Celentano Field on Wednesday, April 16th as the Falcons host Lasell College on Senior Night.