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Falcons Fall to Mount Ida 21-13

Photo by Ron Waite
Photo by Ron Waite

The Albertus Magnus men's lacrosse team dropped a 21-13 decision to Mount Ida on Saturday afternoon in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) play.

Mount Ida (4-4, 4-1 GNAC) outscored the Falcons 10-2 in the opening quarter as Wyatt Sullivan scored three of his four total goals on the afternoon.  Sullivan finished the contest with four goals and one assist to lead the Mustangs.

At the halftime break, the Mustangs led 17-3 and outshot the Falcons 38-12 in the half, including a 24-4 showing in the first quarter.

Albertus' goals in the first half came from Greg Buck (Berlin, Conn.) and Justin Bennet (Fairfield, Conn.) as Buck registered two of his five goals in the opening half.

Buck also opened the second half with a goal to make the score 17-4 as he finished off of a pass from Mike Choiniere (Bethany, Conn.). Dalton Sargent (Augusta, Maine), Paul Mirmina (Milford, Conn.) and Buck each scored in the third quarter as Albertus outscored the Mustangs 4-1 in the third.

The Falcons cut the Mount Ida lead to 10 at 20-10 in the fourth quarter and scored four of the last five goals of the game.

The Mustangs outshot Albertus 57-43 on the afternoon, while the Falcons outshot the Mustangs 31-19 in the second half of play.

Choiniere finished the game with two goals and five assists.

Jack Kerner (Merrick, N.Y.) made 18 saves in the contest, while the Mustangs' Cam Hayward (4-4) made five stops on eight shots. Tyler McElreath went into the game for the Mustangs in the second half and made six stops, while allowing 10 goals.

Albertus returns to action on Wednesday when the Falcons host Johnson & Wales (R.I.) at 3:00 p.m.  in GNAC play.

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