Men’s Lacrosse Dominates in First Game Tying a School Record 22 Goals

Mens Lacrosse starts off 2-0 as they take down No. 2 Le Moyne

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Men’s Lacrosse Dominates in First Game Tying a School Record 22 Goals

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The Mercy College men’s lacrosse team dominated in its 2019 season opener with a 22-4 victory over American International College. It was a home game for the No. 15 ranked Mavericks and they had 11 different players score in this game.

The program record for goals in a game was 22, which the Mavericks were able to tie this past Wednesday. They previously did this in 2011 against Franklin pierce. The 18 goal margin of victory also tied that record as well.

Sophomore attacker Dominic Scorcia had his career high in this game eight points scoring four goals and also four assists. Freshman attacker JoJo Janavery started his Mercy career hot and scored four goals. Senior attacker Bobby Chillianis scored 3 goals and was able to add an assists as well. Senior attacker Matthew DeFeo and Juinor Midfielder Anthony DeVito each scored two goals and assisted on two goals as well. Junior Midfielder Antonio Rey dominated the faceoffs going 7-of-10 and had a team high six ground balls. Senior goal keeper Ryan Gibbons had four key saves in the first half alone which helped Mercy win the game.

Rusty Stone and Avery Foye were responsible for two goals each for the Yellow Jackets. Stephen Stratton made 14 saves but the team still gave up 22 goals to the Mavericks.

The first goal was scored in the first minute of action by Bobby Chillianis who started the scoring rampage. This goal started a commanding 6-0 run and goals scored by Janavery, Scorcia, and DeVito. The Yellow Jackets got on the board after this six point deficit making the score 6-1 with 3:02 left in the first quarter.

The Mavericks started the second quarter much like the first and raised their lead 10-1. Stone once again responded for the Yellow Jackets making the score 10-2 after three Maverick goals. This game was over early as the Mavericks closed out the first half leading the game 15-3.

The Mavericks did not stop there scoring as Marchelos and DeFeo scored third quarter goals making it 18-3 with 8:33 left in the third quarter of play. Foye was about to score his second goal of the day but that was it for the Yellow Jackets on the scoring column. Mercy scored two more goals and were able to hold American International scoreless in the fourth period. Mercy held a 44-16 edge in shots, a 58-30 advantage in ground balls and won 18-of-30 faceoffs. They were in control for the entire game and were able to get a commanding first victory in their home opener.

Coach Jordan Levine and the Mavericks had a closer game this Sunday when they upset the  the five time national champion, No. 2  ranked Le Moyne. The Mavericks were able to start off there season 2-0 from a career high 19 saves from senior goalkeeper Ryan Gibbons. Attacker Bobby Chillianis led the game in scoring with four goals for the Mavericks. Attacker Tommy McPartland finished the game with three goals and an assists. In this game, he also become the eighth Maverick to record 100 points. Evan Kelly scored two goals on the day for Le Moyne which led them on the day.

 Mercy also handed Le Moynes first opening loss since 1999. Mercy started the game on top leading 2-0 with 12:10 left in the first quarter. The Dolphins quickly responded tying the game 2-2 with 7:01 left in the quarter. Bobby Chillianis fired back with two straight goals giving the Mavericks some leverage in the game. The first half became a back and fourth affair. Attacker Tommy McPartland made the score 5-2 but the Dolphins quickly answered which made the score 5-4 entering the half.

Le Moyne came out of the gates firing and were able to grab there first lead of the game scoring two goals making the score 6-5 with 8:40 left in the period. Le Moyne looked like they were trying to take full control of this game but the Mavericks hung tight and went on a run of there own. They scored three straight goals to take an 8-6 lead. McPartland shortly after rattled his third goal of the game in which gave Mercy a comfortable three goal lead. Le Moyne was able to score one more goal but Chillianis got a late goal which ended the game.