Saints Lax Able to Overcome Slow Start, Defeats Broome 8-4

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ERIE, PA – The Saints were able to play one of their games on the schedule this weekend. The home contest Sunday versus the Broome Hornets was moved from Vineyard Field on the North East campus to Tullio Field on the Erie Campus due to field conditions. This was the Saints first contest in over two weeks. The rust showed as the Saints trailed 3-1 at the half. The Saints came together with a great team effort and were able to outscore the Broome Hornets 7-1 in the second half which led to an 8-4 victory.

 

The Saints offense was led by Freshman Karl Flinter and Sophomore Alex Heckler. The Attack duo finished the day with 6 goals and 3 assists (Flinter 3 goals and 2 assists/Heckler 3 goals and 1 assist) Sophomore Midfielder Anthony Dellolio chipped in with two points on 1 goal and 1 assist. Freshman Attackmen Tyler Stiefel had 1 assist on the day and was able to keep his consecutive game with a point streak intact, he now has had a point in 5 consecutive games to start his career with the Saints. Long Stick Midfielder Michael Cristinzio chipped in with the final tally on a blistering shot down the alley that made the Saints fans and sideline erupt.

 

The Saints were able to hold Broome scoreless for a little over 30 minutes. Broome scored midway through the 2nd quarter and would not score their final tally until the 1-minute marker in the 4th quarter. The defense was led by Sophomore Captain Donavan Brown who had 4 groundballs and caused 2 Turnovers. Freshman Defender Will Shear played in his first career game coming off injury, he made the start at Close Defense and was able to accumulate 2 groundballs and 2 caused turnovers. Sophomore Goalie Trenton Cameron was outstanding between the pipes, he registered 16 saves versus 4 goals allowed in the winning effort.

 

The Saints travel to Region-III and WNYAC foe Genesee Community College Cougars this Wednesday 3/28/2018 for a 7:00 PM start under the lights in Batavia, NY. The Cougars are currently ranked #4 in the country.