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Hobart lacrosse falls to Long Island University, 14-12

Hobart College sophomore faceoff specialist Adam Shea dominated the faceoff X, but the Statesmen ran into a hot goalie, falling to Long Island University 14-12. Sophomore Will Mark registered a 24-save performance for the Sharks, negating Hobart’s 53-40 advantage in shots.

Shea was on fire in the first quarter, winning 10-of-11 restarts. He finished the day 22-of-30 with a game-high 12 ground balls. First-year attackman Anthony Dattellas scored a team-high three goals for his first collegiate hat trick. Senior attackman Ryan Archer led the Statesmen with four points on a goal and three assists.

Mark matched Shea’s hot start, recording 11 saves in the first quarter. Sophomore attackman Richie LaCalandra and sophomore attackman Sean Boll game-high honors with four goals apiece, while LaCalandra also handed out two assists for a game-high six points.

Hobart (1-1, 1-1 NEC) jumped out to a 2-0 lead with only 37 seconds run off the clock. Archer fed sophomore attackman Jack Grooms to open the scoring just 26 seconds in. Shea won the ensuing faceoff and sophomore midfielder Bobby Baltzer finished a feed from senior long-stick midfielder Dan Ryan 11 seconds later.

The Sharks (3-1, 2-0) used a five-goal surge to take their first lead of the day. Senior attackman Will Snelders bookended the run with two of his three goals in the game, while Boll also scored twice. A man-up goal by sophomore midfielder Adam Davis, assisted by Archer, stopped the run. The Statesmen finished the game 4-of-8 with the extra man.