April 28, 2012

St. Joe's Finishes Season with Third Straight Win

from press release

PHILADELPHIA - The Saint Joseph's men's lacrosse team won its final game of the season against the Towson Tigers, 6-3, at Finnesey Field on Saturday afternoon. Sophomore Ryan McGee's three goals led the Hawks as senior Griffin Ferrigan posted 13 saves in the first half.

The Hawks came out strong as senior Bobby Hurley jumpstarted the offense with an early goal that came just two minutes into action. McGee would score his first, half-way through the quarter as SJU took a 2-0 lead. Towson settled down to play solid defense and scored two goals to close the half, 2-2.

In the second, Towson fired 10 shots but not one could find the net as Ferrigan made seven saves in the quarter. The second was back and forth as the ball was cleared five times by each team. With no goals to show for the quarter, the game went into the half tied, 2-2.

SJU came out of the locker room ready to play as McGee found sophomore Jake Hall from behind the net to score the first goal of his career and take a 3-2 advantage. Quinzani would go on to add his only goal of the game off of a Hurley assist. To close out the third, McGee scored his second as he scored from behind the net, taking a 5-2 lead into the final frame. The Hawks dominated the quarter as they got off 14 shots and Towson registered just one.

McGee kept the hot hand as he dove from behind the net to score his third and take a 6-2 lead with 12 minutes to play in regulation. The Tigers closed out the game with one more goal as the game ended, 6-3.

Robby Zoppo, Carl Iacona and Michael Brashears all scored a goal each as Matt Hanzsche and Sean Macguire added assists.

Ferrigan picked up the win between the pipes as he finished with 15 saves. Andrew Wascavage was credited with the loss making nine saves.

Saint Joseph's outshot Towson, 32-28, and held an advantage in face-offs, 8-5. Both squads turned the ball over 12 times and combined to go 0-4 on extra-man opportunities.


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