Loonie stops career-high 21 shots in loss to DeSales
DeSales – 8, Farmingdale State – 7
Farmingdale, NY – Farmingdale State hosted DeSales in a non-conference men’s lacrosse game this afternoon and fell, 8-7. FSC freshman goaltender Kevin Loonie (Lynbrook, NY) stopped a career-high 21 shots in the loss.
The Rams (3-1) trailed 2-1 just under eight minutes and used an unassisted goal from the sophomore midfielder Johnny McMahon (Albertson, NY) to even the score.
Just 3:54 later, a goal by FSC sophomore Jake Wandle (Rocky Point, NY) off the senior offense pass Terrence Haggerty (Centerport, NY) put Farmingdale State ahead, 3-2.
The Bulldogs (3-1) responded with goals from freshman forward Nate Perry (Corning, NY) and senior midfielder Sean Wiser (Binghamton, NY) as they took a 4-3 lead .
FSC beat DeSales, 3-1, in the second quarter thanks to goals from Haggerty, McMahon and freshman midfielder Hunter Lyons (East Islip, NY) to take a 6-5 lead before halftime .
The Rams still led 6-5 with 9:56 remaining in the third quarter before Lyon set up Haggerty for a goal to push Farmingdale State’s lead to two.
With just six seconds left in the third, Bulldogs senior forward Zach Bowen (Middletown, DE) scored a goal from sophomore midfielder Pat Schuett (Holbrook, NY) to cut their deficit to just one, 7 -6.
The game went 7-6 until 3:18 left in the fourth quarter when DeSales junior midfielder Domenic Maria (Perry Hall, Md.) recovered a ground ball on a rebound shot and scored to tie the game. game at 7-7.
Just 1:16 later, Perry scored his second goal of the game to give DeSales an 8-7 advantage.
After FSC won the ensuing faceoff, a turnover allowed the Bulldogs to gain possession.
DeSales missed the final 1:01 as they went on for the 8-7 non-conference win.
Haggerty had three points on two goals and an assist, while McMahon had two goals, one of which caused a turnover and a record seven ground runs. Wandle (2g) and Lyons (1g, 1a) finished with two points each. Freshman defenseman Gino Luchetti (Farmingville, NY) recorded three takeovers and two ground balls and freshman defenseman Christian Lembo (Farmingdale, NY) had a turnover and had four ground balls.
Loonie stopped 21 of 29 shots on goal (.724) and caused two turnovers with two ground balls for Farmingdale State.
The Rams will then travel to face Anna Maria in a non-conference game on Tuesday, March 15 at 7:00 p.m.