April 13, 2013

Men's Lacrosse Falls 23-2 at #6 Le Moyne

Casey Burnett notches two assists

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (April 13, 2013) -- The Franklin Pierce University men's lacrosse team dropped a 23-2 decision to sixth-ranked Le Moyne on Saturday afternoon at Ted Grant Field in Syracuse, N.Y. The Ravens fell to 4-6 overall and 3-5 in the Northeast-10, while the Dolphins improved to 9-2 and 6-2 in league play.

For the second-straight game the Ravens watched as the opposition exploded offensively in the second quarter. In Tuesday's loss at Southern New Hampshire, the Ravens were outscored 9-0 and on Saturday they were on the short end of an 11-0 margin.

Andrew Chadderdon scored 36 seconds into the frame to start the blitz and Kevin Kelly scored four of his game-high five goals in the period as Le Moyne held a 15-0 lead at halftime.

The Dolphins were up 18-0 heading into the fourth quarter before Franklin Pierce finally broke through with a marker 46 seconds in as Baxter Sukdolak (Lockport, N.Y.) notched his second goal of the season off a nice assist from Casey Burnett (Windham, N.H.). Sophomore Kevin Dargin (Littleton, Mass.) was the other beneficiary of a nice feed from Burnett, as he tallied a goal with 3:29 remaining to cap Franklin Pierce's scoring.

Kam Bumpus notched three goals to aid the Dolphins' offensive attack, while Chadderdon recorded four points with a pair of goals and two assists. 

Le Moyne tallied a 51-20 advantage in shots, while also going a perfect 3-for-3 in man-up opportunities. The Dolphins also held a 19-10 edge in face offs and forced the Ravens into 25 turnovers.

Jeff White made six saves in 30 minutes of action to earn the win in in net for Le Moyne, while Franklin Pierce goalie Don Denman (Exeter, N.H.) suffered the loss to fall to 4-6 by making just 10 saves on 33 shots faced.

Franklin Pierce returns to action Wednesday when the Ravens play host to Saint Michael's at 3 p.m. in Sodexo Field.

For more information on Franklin Pierce men's lacrosse, please visit the team's page at athletics.franklinpierce.edu(.) To follow the program even further, please visit Franklin Pierce Athletics on YouTube (www.youtube.com/FranklinPierceSports), Twitter (www.twitter.com/FPUathletics) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/FranklinPierceRavens). Fans wishing to purchase Franklin Pierce men's lacrosse apparel can do so on the athletic department's online store at athletics.franklinpierce.edu/store(.)

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