April 23, 2008

Rams Fall at Centenary 12-6

Rams Fall to Centenary 12-6 in Non-Conference Action

Centenary - 12, Farmingdale State - 6


Hackettstown, N.J. - The Rams fell at Centenary College today in non-conference men's lacrosse action in Hackettstown, N.J. Seniors Nate Small (Great Mills, MD/Great Mills), Ryan Mangold (Hillsborough/Hillsborough) and Rory Murray (Cranford/Seton Hall Prep.) each recorded a hat trick to lead the team in the Cyclones 12-6 victory over the Rams.

Centenary started off strong scoring the first two goals of the game but Farmingdale answered back with one of their own. The two teams traded goals for the remainder of the first quarter and then in the second quarter the men scored three goals to Farmingdale’s one to finish the half with a score of 6-3.

The Cyclones out shot Farmingdale 30-11 in the first half alone and picked up more than double the ground balls but the Rams won seven out of the 11 face-offs.

Centenary led by three at the end of the first half but the Rams added two after halftime to cut the men’s lead to one. Centenary retaliated with goals by Mangold and Jason Reig (Long Valley/West Morris) to increase their advantage to three once again. Farmingdale was able to get one more before the end of the third but the fourth quarter was all Centenary as the men scored four unanswered goals to finish the game with a score of 12-6.

Murray, Mangold and Small all recorded three goals and one assist to lead their team while Reig tallied two goals and three assists. Joe Swantkoski (Whitehouse Station/Hunterdon Central) rounded out the Cyclone scoring with a goal in the match.

For Farmingdale, Jo Stroessenteuther and Eddie Rifice both found the back of the net twice while Thomas Weil and Paul Randazzo scored once a piece.

Centenary’s Brian Triolo (Whitehouse Station/Hunterdon Central) recorded 11 total saves in net for the Cyclones while the Rams keeper Teddy Leone notched 17.

This victory moved the men to 5-10 overall while Farmingdale drops to 2-9.

***** (Story by Centenary Sports Information Dept.)

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