Rams Withstand Wind and Rain to Defeat Clark
Farmingdale State - 13, Clark University - 7
Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State men's lacrosse team improved to 3-1 on the season with a 13-7 non-conference victory over Clark University (0-2).
Battling heavy rains and 50mph wind gusts, the Rams jumped out to an 8-3 lead at halftime, with three goals each from sophomore attack Erick Thomson (Floral Park, N.Y./Floral Park) and junior attack Rob Nosworthy (Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa). Senior attack Sean Maxwell (West Babylon, N.Y./West Babylon) had two first half goals.
Clark sophomore attack Phil Winslow (North Providence, R.I./Mt. St. Charles) and senior midfielder Chris Adams (Bradford, N.H./Kearsarge Reg.) each had a goal and an assist, while graduate attack Shawn Roche (Centerport, N.Y./Harborfields) scored for the Cougars with 1:21 left in the second period.
Farmingdale State scored the first two goals of the third period to open up a 10-3 advantage. Clark would answer with goals from Chris Johnson (Amherst, Mass./Amherst), Garrett McAdam (Portland, Maine/Portland) and back-to back scores by Roche, cutting the deficit to 10-6 through three periods. The Rams added three fourth period goals, putting the game out of reach for Clark University.
Thomson finished with a game-high six goals and Nosworthy had three goals and six ground balls for Farmingdale State. Sophomore midfielder Joe Nacarlo (West Babylon, N.Y./West Babylon) was 17-for-22 on faceoffs and had 13 ground balls.
The Cougars were led by Roche who scored a team-high three goals.
Sophomore goalkeeper Patrick Delventhal (Westbury, N.Y./Holy Trinity) played the first half and had three saves, while freshman Sean Martin (Huntington Station, N.Y./Walt Whitman) was in net in the second half and recorded six saves for the Rams. Sophomore goalie Andrew DeVito (Glastonbury, Conn./Glastonbury) had eight saves in the loss for Clark.
Farmingdale State will host Hartwick on Monday, March 15th at 4:00 p.m.