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Statesmen make a splash in 20-9 win over Dolphins

The Hobart lacrosse team used its most complete performance of the season to pen a 20-9 win over Le Moyne on Boswell Field this afternoon. Senior Anthony Dattellas led the offensive fireworks with a career-high matching eight points.
 
Dattellas scored four goals and handed out a career-high four assists against the Dolphins. He was one of eight Statesmen with three or more points in the contest. First-year Chris Patterson shared game-high honors with four goals, while junior James Greenematched Dattellas’ game-high four assists. Senior Sam Ward also logged four points on a goal and three assists.
 
Faceoff specialists Adam Shea and Mike Valentcontrolled the X. Shea was 11-of-17 with a game-high nine ground balls, while Valent was 9-of-15 with eight ground balls.
 
First-year goalie Elhanan Wilson made 10 saves to earn the win. First-year defenseman Brooks Rhine, senior long-stick midfielder Josh Duby and Patterson were each credited with two caused turnovers.
 
Le Moyne had four players finish with two points. The Dolphins’ starting attack of junior Ethan Loun, senior Joey Pezzimenti and junior Isaac Frechette each scored twice. Junior midfielder Ryan Eisenmann added a goal and an assist.
 
First-year goalie Carter Ruhm made 16 saves in just short of 53 minutes of work. Classmate Lucas Winger stopped one of the two shots he faced in relief.

FOR THE RECORD

  • Le Moyne slipped to 2-4 on the year.
  • Hobart improved to 3-4.

KEY STATS

  • Hobart was 5-for-5 with the extra man, including a 3-for-3 effort on a two-minute unreleasable cross-check penalty in the fourth quarter.
  • The Statesmen outshot the Dolphins 56-38 and enjoyed a 38-19 advantage in ground balls.
  • Hobart was charged with a season-low five turnovers, while harassing Le Moyne into 17 turnovers.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Loun got the visitors on the board first, but Hobart seized the lead for good with three straight goals.
  • Dattellas dunked home a pass from Ward for the first extra-man goal to tie the game.
  • Patterson followed with back-to-back unassisted goals to make it 3-1.
  • Former Statesman Jack Grooms, now a graduate student at Le Moyne made it a 3-2 game midway through the opening frame, but Hobart responded with six straight goals from six different players to extend the home team’s lead to 9-2 with five minutes left in the half.
  • In the next 13 minutes of play, spanning the second and third quarters, the Dolphins outscored the Statesmen 5-2 to creep within four at 11-7.
  • Hobart didn’t let Le Moyne get any closer rattling off eight consecutive goals to break the game open.
  • Rosa highlighted the run with a natural hat trick that included an around the world goal and a behind the back score. All three goals were extra-man tallies, tying the program’s Division I era single game record.

GAME NOTES

  • Hobart’s six first quarter goals are the most by the Statesmen in the first frame since scoring six in the opening 15 minutes against Richmond last season.
  • Today marked the first time Hobart has scored five extra-man goals in a game since going 5-of-6 at Syracuse on March 6, 2022.
  • Rosa is the first Statesman to score three extra-man goals in a game since Mike Conklin ’06 scored three at Canisius on April 18, 2006.
  • Rosa now has 14 career extra-man goals, tied with David Spratlen ’02 for sixth on Hobart’s Division I era list.
  • Dattellas’ eight-point game raised his career total to 112. He passed Tommy Mott ’22 (107) and Nathan Roost ’98 (110) and tied Jeff Colburn ’09 for 15th place on Hobart’s Division I era list.
  • Dattellas’ four assists raised that career tally to 40. He passed Frank Brown ’17 (39) and tied Jared Bebee ’00 and Tim Bigelow ’11 for 14th place on that DI era list. 

KRAUS-SIMMONS TROPHY

  • Hobart will be back on Boswell Field when the Statesmen welcome Syracuse for the annual Kraus-Simmons Trophy game Saturday, March 23. The opening faceoff is scheduled for 5 p.m.