Panther Men's Lacrosse Falls to St. Lawrence

Panther Men's Lacrosse Falls to St. Lawrence

Middlebury jumped out to a 2-1 lead in Tuesday's contest with St. Lawrence, but the Saints (3-0) outscored the Panthers 7-1 during the second and third quarters en route to a 9-3 win. The game was played on SUNY Canton's Turf Field. The Panthers (1-2) return to action on Friday against No. 7 Wesleyan at 11:30 a.m. as part of the Mustang Classic played at Stevenson.

In a low-scoring first quarter, the Saints jumped out to a 1-0 lead just 2:07 into play on a goal from Connor Caffrey. The Panthers knotted the game on a tally by Jack Sheehan with 10:14 left, before a score from A.J. Kucinski put Middlebury ahead 2-1 after 15 minutes.

The second quarter saw St. Lawrence outscore the visitors 4-0, including two goals from both Brian Cunningham and Kyle Gagne, for a 5-2 halftime lead.  

Following the break, Middlebury cut the deficit to 5-3 with 9:14 left in the third quarter on Sheehan's second goal of the game via an assist from Tyler Forbes. The Saints posted the last three goals of the stanza, including a man-up tally from Mike Donnelly for an 8-3 advantage.

Caffrey recorded the lone goal in the final stanza for St. Lawrence, as the Saints earned the 9-3 victory.

Sheehan finished with two goals for the Panthers, while Kucinski tallied a goal and ran his point streak to 36 games. Jack Gould had four ground balls, while Zeke Emerson caused two turnovers. Charles Midgley made 11 saves in the Panther net.

Cunningham and Caffrey scored three times each for St. Lawrence, while Gagne (2-1-3) and Donnelly (1-2-3) each finished with three points. Zachary Ettinghausen scooped up a game-best six ground balls, while Tyler Burns had five caused turnovers. Alex Terry made 12 saves in the St. Lawrence crease.