Farmingdale State, 9 (OT)
Lasell College, 8
Farmingdale, NY - The Farmingdale State men's lacrosse team (1-4) broke a four-game losing streak today to win their first game of the season against visiting Lasell College (2-1) in overtime, 9-8. Freshman defender Chris Caine (Levittown, NY/MacArthur) scored the game-winner for the Rams on a long ball from mid-field with 56 seconds left in overtime. Caine attempted a long pass to junior attacker Joe Meola (Rocky Point, NY/Rocky Point), but as Lasell goalie Mark DeMieri (Seaford, NY/Seaford) tried to intercept the pass, he collided with Meola and the ball found the cage.
Farmingdale State opened the scoring with two goals, before Lasell scored six unanswered goals and held a 6-2 lead at the half. The Rams outscored Lasell 5-2 in the third period and then tied it up in the fourth.
Junior midfielder Ryan LaFlare (Lindenhurst, NY/Lindenhurst) led the Rams with five goals and senior midfielder Matt Ramacca (Baldwin, NY/Baldwin) finished with three goals. Meola and freshman attacker Kevin Sharkey (Bellmore, NY/Mepham) both had two assists. Sophomore goalie Chris Hardgrove (Farmingdale, NY/Farmingdale) made nine saves for the win, including three key saves late in the fourth period to keep the game tied at 8 and force overtime.
Lasell junior Al Zayac (West Springfield, MA) tallied four goals, senior Louis Lucchetti (Newton, MA) had two goals and one assist. Goalie Mark DeMieri totaled 16 saves in defeat.
The Rams host Vassar College for a non-conference game on Tuesday, March 21st at 3:30pm.